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ISBN13: 9780142411599
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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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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 Epics tyranny over New Earth. But if they lose . . .

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Conor Kostick lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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nyancat411, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by nyancat411)
This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. This story's setting and governmental situation shed light on what our own civilization is falling into, and how dependent we already are on technology, while still providing the fun and interesting plot of Erik and his friends' quest to bring down the unfair government. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to any lovers of science fiction or just a well written story.
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weiyi.zhou1514, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by weiyi.zhou1514)
Epic, by Conor Kostick is a thrilling science-fiction novel that is a great and compelling read for young adult readers.

Epic follows the life of a boy named Erik and his life on New Earth. Epic is a computer game, but is considered by all the citizens of New Earth as much more. This is because Epic is used to resolve conflicts and as a substitution to violence. Also, the game's currency is used as money in the real world. It is nearly impossible for poor people to actually advance in the game, unless given money by people or finding treasures. New Earth is controlled by Central Allocations, or C. A., a group of the most powerful people in New Earth. They have the most powerful characters in the game world. All of the members are extremely rich, which results in them having nearly unbeatable characters in the game.

In the book Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, subverts the rules of the game, and he and his friends are drawn into a world of power-hungry, dangerous players. Now they must fight the ultimate masters of the game -- The Committee. But what Erik doesn't know is that The Committee has a sinister, deadly secret, and challenging it could destroy the whole world of Epic.

Epic was a intriguing and thrilling book. Conor Kostick did of great job of including detailed descriptions in the book. I would highly recommend this book to any young adult readers looking for a good book.
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weiyi.zhou1514, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by weiyi.zhou1514)
Epic, by Conor Kostick is a thrilling science-fiction novel that is a great and compelling read for young adult readers.

Epic follows the life of a boy named Erik and his life on New Earth. Epic is a computer game, but is considered by all the citizens of New Earth as much more. This is because Epic is used to resolve conflicts and as a substitution to violence. Also, the game's currency is used as money in the real world. It is nearly impossible for poor people to actually advance in the game, unless given money by people or finding treasures. New Earth is controlled by Central Allocations, or C. A., a group of the most powerful people in New Earth. They have the most powerful characters in the game world. All of the members are extremely rich, which results in them having nearly unbeatable characters in the game.



In the book Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, subverts the rules of the game, and he and his friends are drawn into a world of power-hungry, dangerous players. Now they must fight the ultimate masters of the game -- The Committee. But what Erik doesn't know is that The Committee has a sinister, deadly secret, and challenging it could destroy the whole world of Epic.


Epic was a intriguing and thrilling book. Conor Kostick did of great job of including detailed descriptions in the book. I would highly recommend this book to any young adult readers looking for a good book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142411599
Author:
Kostick, Conor
Publisher:
Firebird
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Video games
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.44x4.40x1.11 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , 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 Epics tyranny over New Earth. But if they lose . . .

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