Ready Player One meets Westworld in a fast-paced cyber-thriller featuring a unique fantasy game world
How far would you go to live the life of your dreams?
Three years out of college, Justin Boone finds himself plodding through a boring existence, with a dead-end Guaranteed Employment job, no real friends, and a life so dull he doesn’t even bother lying about it on social media.
However, all that changes when, against all odds, Justin is chosen to beta test OmniWorld, a shared dream state that resembles an online role-playing game. Along with several thousand other players he voluntarily enters a coma-like sleep and wakes up in Greystrand, a medieval fantasy world that’s like a D&D game come to life.
But almost from the start, the game starts behaving oddly for Justin. Quests rewrite themselves and change as he tries to complete them. NPCs ignore their scripts and seem to take an unusual interest in him. And soon it becomes evident that Justin’s not playing the game; the game is playing him.
Now he must face fearsome monsters, deadly assassins, a diabolical lich, and other players bent on his destruction—as well as a sentient AI game controller who has plans of its own and doesn’t seem to understand the concept of ‘free will’—all while trying to unravel the puzzle within a puzzle that is OmniWorld.