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Epic by Conor Kostick
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Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Everyone plays. If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get more supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing.
When Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends find themselves up against with the ultimate masters of the game: the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying Epic's tyranny over New Earth. But if they lose . . .
  JESGalway | Apr 10, 2018 |
On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.
  lkmuir | Dec 11, 2015 |
Thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish, and never lost interest. ( )
  mateideyr | Jul 17, 2015 |
(5.0)
  mrsforrest | Oct 16, 2014 |
The book all in all was a pretty good book, but I feel like I didn't get the info I wanted. Slowly through out the book you learn more about epic but in the beginning I was really confused. If you managed to get through the beginning it was a great read though. ( )
  npn44790 | Oct 3, 2014 |
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Welcome to a society governed through computer games!

On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee’s tyranny. But if they lose . . .

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