"A mash-up of Ready Player One, Lord of the Rings, and Indiana Jones!"
He entered the contest to win cash...
Now millions could die.
Random gigs and ramen noodles... that's how out-of-shape gamer Terry survives the job-starved future of 2044. Until he's accepted into the Path of Relics tournament—the most anticipated virtual reality RPG event of the decade—where he has the chance to win some real loot.
But does he have a fighting chance against the world's top Active-VR athletes? Not to mention the ancient dungeons, puzzles, scorpion-wolves, and all-too-realistic NPCs the game world throws at him. And just how advanced is this "Portal Rig" that lets him physically experience the fantasy world as if he were transported there?
Worse, could his suspicions be true? Are the strange and deadly malfunctions plaguing Manhattan somehow triggered by Path of Relics? Now, outmatched and exhausted, can Terry's mysterious ability to level-up quickly and meager martial arts skills help him avert catastrophe in the real world?
You'll love this LitRPG Lite / Gamelit adventure because of its action, secrets, real-world stakes, and compelling weak-to-strong progression.
Lose yourself in a fantasy world of dead gods, lost civilizations, and forgotten lore, made possible by the advanced technology of 2044.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON RIGHT NOW
I'll update this section every so often so you'll know what I'm currently working on.
Dec 7th, 2023
I recently attended a Renaissance Festival with my family, and we had a blast. One highlight was the "Tournament of Arms" where men and women fought each other in full armor.
To say I watched with great interest is an understatement. While my novel series, Path of Relics, is set in a game world, that world is a "realistic" medieval / fantasy setting. I learned a few things from these modern reenactments of ye old fighting styles.
Obviously, some of that fighting reality will make its way into my revision of PoR: Dark Throne. But some absolutely won't. Because part of fiction is the fun of escapism. The rule of cool.
If you're interested, I wrote more about my ren fest experience and the lessons I learned (and how they might influence my writing) in this post - Tis The Season for Escape.