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“An exciting cyberpunk thriller in the virtual wrapper”
“A clever well-plotted story set in a computer game”

The Lag is a LitRPG fantasy novel (think LitRPG with all the stats taken out) in the tradition of Russian VR MMO fiction.

“A fast-paced action book that keeps you on the edge of your seat!”
“Definitely 5 stars if you love action!”
“The plot of a real thriller”
“Packed with adventures both online and in real world”
“Not exactly LitRPG, but it’s set in a VR MMO game and the story is fast-paced and entertaining.”

As a shady blackmarket programmer, Ivan “Attila” is never short of customers. The gaming world of MMORPG always needs his services: all those knights and thieves, vendors and vagabonds, monsters and the undead populating the dangerous forests and castles of Gryad Online.

For Attila, things are looking up: the God’s Eye, his latest cheat device, is awaiting its buyer. Now Attila can afford a costly virtual suit for a full immersion online experience. Provided the buyer – a burly half-orc Barbarian nicknamed Beast – sticks to his part of the deal.

But how much does he know about Beast, really? And what evil force is playing with Gryad, disrupting its flow and locking thousands of players inside the game? Who is messing with the world’s gears, summoning the spawn of the Dark from their underground tunnels and lairs? And how can Attila and his reluctant companions stop evil from taking over their new world?

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