Alyssa Campbell Campbell itibaren Clayhanger, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7NY, İngiltere
Though I'm not a gamer I was very taken by this story of a future planet where all legal, social, and so many more issues are decided by people playing characters in a game called 'Epic'. Speaking of the game a character says, "Look at the state of our world. We are slowly but surely descending into a state of total impoverishment. Think of the waiting list for basic, simple operations, which would so greatly improve the quality of life for those who suffer. . . . Many task,such as mining, that used to be performed by machine are now done at the cost of hard manual labor and that is a situation which grows constantly worse." As people come to depend on the game, they have lost knowledge of the true world and how to thrive in it. I think that this is what we face today as well. How much gaming in our virtual entertainment do we participate in? Is it to the exclusion of other more valuable things? The librarian in the story notes that the wealth of knowledge held in the library has been wasted, since people only explore 1% of it, that which is about the game. Life in a game, may sound intriguing, but in this book it ends up being work that takes away from real life.
I don't recall too much about it....I remember loving it when I was in high school, so I will give it a 5 stars....but just wait and see, wait and see to see if those stars burn
I always recommend the first book in the series Lord Ian's story is fascinating and heart warming. This story about the second oldest Mackenzie brother is less hot and generally less interesting. I prefer re-reading Ian and Beth's story. I will give the fourth book a chance, Hart the eldest brother seems like a domineering character and it would be interesting to see who and what matches up with him.