Irish author Kostick’s powerful debut imagines an agrarian world where violence is illegal, except within a massive computer game that. Read “Epic”, by Conor Kostick online on Bookmate – #WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#. On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it’s a . Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game.

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Jul 20, John rated it really liked it.

I like how the book always had something going on and that it had me always wanting to read more. Good luck with the next book.

Feb 20, 23hliesch rated it it was amazing. The male protagonist, Eric, annoyed me especially. At night, their children hook up to a game called Epic to slowly kill mobs of enemies with little reward. They are successful as Cindella breaks in with the help of kostidk friends and end the game of Epic which will allow the Council leaders to create an stable governing system. Central Allocations, a small group of people in charge of all the decisions, controls everything.

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If you enjoy Fantasy or Sci-Fi, then you’ll enjoy this story. For example — all the players in the game are in grayish colors. The connection between the deeply serious and the highly playful is in some ways homage to the Horation dictum that the purpose of literature is to teach and to delight This book will appeal to computer-games zombies, and makes a good introduction to science-fiction.

A new way to play the game: Those who break the law will be sentenced to exile. Sam Llewellyn, Author of Little Darlings kids in this country would love this book, as video games are a big component in kid life these days, and some even come to question gaming’s place in the world at large.


I didn’t want to stop reading, it because i was already halfway! Can we really siphon off the all-too-human desire for violence and adventure through gaming?

Book Review: Epic by Conor Kostick

Then Bjorn is able to escape and find the mermaid king’s underwater city in which he is granted three wishes. To ask other readers questions about Epicplease sign up.

Imagine living on a new Earth where all fighting is done in a video game because there is no physical violence allowed; kkostick is where the book Epic takes place.

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.

Ragnok was trying to assault Harald’s wife in e;ic way that is never explained fully in the book, but seems to have some sexual implications. They are up against the most dangerous players of all. As a result and freed by the plight of his parents from having kosticj play the game in the usual, risk-avoiding grind, Erik dares to dream he can kill the red dragon and with its wealth, challenge the power of C.

The series also has its own fan-made eic. As an expression of his discontent with the world, Erik had gone against convention in making a human female avatar, which he named Cindella and had deliberately chosen an almost unknown character class, swashbuckler.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. All in all, this book is a must-read. Life is hard for all but the uber rich and central committee. Requests for new resources is tantamount to a duel with CA where winning grants you said resources and losing is equivalent to the death of your character, a catastrophic occurrence making life inordinately difficult.

Three breathtaking page-turners that quietly and subtly eipc the reader long after the novels have been put aside Although they rarely win because the children who come from rich families buy the best gear and easily defeat the poorly equipped ksotick.

If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying Epic’s tyranny over New Earth.


I used to hate reading, but then I realised that people who say they hate reading just haven’t found the right genre for them.

If you managed to get through the beginning it was a great read though. About the author Boreas.

The Best Books of As they got closer and closer to getting to were they wanted to be they Epic is about a Eric, a boy how wants to help his parents get more money. To accept cookies continue browsing as normal. In fact, it seems that the game, Epic, was created for recreation, to be a game. Mar 07, Savannah rated it liked it Shelves: We also Skyped with Conor Kostick, and we have that session on file in the library.

Epic takes place on a world named New Earth and follows the life of a boy named Erik Haraldson and his involvement in a game called Epic. 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 Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Every time he makes it close to the end he always dies and has to restart all over again.

Lancashire Children’s Book Award – Short-listed. All of the members of C. Full of beautiful, detailed imagery, Epic is a great ride with something for everyone, a thoroughly developed, well-written exploration of virtual reality and the morality behind many laws and regulations All in all, I think that Epic is a relatively simple book to understand, with a lot of action and drama.

I enjoyed how the characters had missions that they went after, but how the missions also changed throughout the book.