D. Rus – The Clan

Once a seasoned gamer, Max has cheated fate, swapping his dying body for an immortal avatar in the world of sword and sorcery MMORPGs. He joins the ranks of a new race of people: perma players, forever stuck in the virtual castles and cities of AlterWorld. Now they have to obey the ever-changing rules of their new home while learning to live together in peace, love, and justice.

But freedom and immortality are a poisoned chalice. Some of Max’s new friends crave power; others become traitors and spies. Soon the first screams of pain fill the virtual world as its freshly minted slavedrivers and torturers indulge in the absence of law and order. Their crimes provide a constant flow of gold back to their real-world controllers: the power-happy governments plotting to take over AlterWorld’s magic technologies and limitless resources. What would you do? Would you step aside and watch the magical world turn into the Earth’s dark twin? Or are you strong enough to step in the virtual sharks’ way?

Author: D. Rus
Narrator: Michael Goldstrom
Duration: 12 hours 24 minutes
Released: 15 Dec 2010
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English

User Review:

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I absolutely loved the first book in this story, in part because it let me relive some of my MMORPG gaming days. This book continued the story and moved it forward well. it continued to tackle some tough issues while at the same time developing the main characters.
The only problem that I have is that this book move away from some of the things that I loves so much about the first book: the detailed description of the perks and the normal experience of players in games like the one described. The reason it does this is because the main character continues to get more and more important in the world and gets swept up in some big plot points and moves away form the smaller points somewhat.
This is actually probably a good things since it moves the action along, but I missed it a little bit. Still 5 stars though. It was awesome.