Epic

Epic Generations ago violence was banned on New Earth Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game Epic Everyone plays If you win you have the chance to go to u

  • Title: Epic
  • Author: Conor Kostick
  • ISBN: 9780670061792
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic Everyone plays If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing When Erik, seeking revenge foGenerations ago, violence was banned on New Earth Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic Everyone plays If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing 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 the ultimate masters of the game the Committee If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying Epic s tyranny over New Earth But if they lose With its setting of a fantasy MMORPG, Epic is an early example of LitRPG

    Epic Games Home We develop cutting edge games and cross platform game engine technology Epic Define Epic at Dictionary Epic definition, noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style Homer s Iliad is an epic Epic A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. Epic definition of epic by The Free Dictionary Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far resonant action perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill matched with the meanness of opportunity perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion. Epic Founded in a basement in , Epic develops software to help people get well, help people stay well, and help future generations be healthier. Epic Definition of Epic by Merriam Webster Does epic mean impressive or just big Noun When epic began to be used as an adjective in English it was in specific reference to the characteristics of the type of poem that bears the same name. Epic film Epic stylized as epic is a American D computer animated action adventure film based loosely on William Joyce s children s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Epic Books for Kids The leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to , of the best children s books of all time Sign up for a free day trial to instantly access high quality online books for kids, ebooks, audio books, quizzes, videos, and . Epic Games Store Epic Games store and our partners team up to give you a free game every two weeks Epic This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Epic If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.

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    1. Conor Kostick

      Conor Kostick was a designer for the world s first live action role playing game, Treasure Trap He is the author of many historical, political and cultural articles Epic was his first novel and was awarded a place on the International Board on Books for Young People Honours list for 2006 and on the Booklist Best Fantasy Books for Youth list for 2007 Set in a fantasy MMORPG, Epic can be considered an early example of LitRPG The sequel to Epic, titled Saga, was first published in Ireland in 2006 Kostick received a Special Merit Award from the Reading Association of Ireland in 2009.

    523 thoughts on “Epic”


    1. What if the quality of your life depended on how well you played a MMORPG? What’s a MMORPG you ask? It is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Well, on New Earth that is exactly the way life is.On New Earth, violence is illegal. Epic (the MMORPG) was created for people to clip up, enter the world of Epic, and take out their agression on fictional characters rather than doing harm to a real person. However, over the years, the purpose of the game shifted and became the determining [...]


    2. There might be a good story here but I can't find it under some of the worst published writing I've ever seen. :(


    3. Actually I quite like the idea of this book; this world, where you're life depends on how well you do in a computer game. But a lot of things in the book disappointed me and did not live up to my expectations, which weren’t really that high from the start.First of all: the language was dull and unexciting, and again and again I found myself getting frustrated over the images, descriptions and words used. For example – all the players in the game are in grayish colors. If you see them from a [...]


    4. This book was a quick read. The writing was adequate for the genre, if a little bland at times. I found it hard to care for the characters, but the author did throw a few interesting twists in the plot - enough to keep me reading until the end. However, the end blew it for me as the epic battle was too easily joined by the masses (in my opinion). Many of the reviews here say that the game was created to settle disputes because violence was outlawed. This may not have been the case. In fact, it s [...]


    5. YA treatment of societally-mandated online gaming as a society's escape valve for violence. Pretty good on MMORPG stuff (impenetrably so, I suspect, for those wholly unfamiliar) although serious gamers will undoubtedly have quibbles. It's well-enough done, but like the games in which simply grinding through the quest and not making major mistakes provides for a successful outcome, there's not a lot of plot tension or subplots. And the fact that characters in the game die without characters dying [...]


    6. Perfect for fans of Ready Player One or anyone who has ever enjoyed playing an MMORPG. Erik, a young boy in a futuristic society, tires of scrabbling for his day-to-day existence in real life and in a virtual world, where all wealth and legal issues are decided by combat in a game called Epic. Almost everyone in Erik's society kills kobalds and other low level monsters every day, to gather pennies to improve their online characters and, therefore, their society. After dying, yet again, and crush [...]


    7. Epic is about a group of friends on New Earth. Earth was torn apart by violence, so New Earth settlers brought one rule: no violence. This book is really good towards the middle, but towards the end I was disappointed. It led up to this huge final battle in the computer game of Epic, after we'd just learned they could actually die in real life through the game. But then the battle came, and it was so easy, it had no sense of danger at all. Even when the most powerful player in the game, an NPC w [...]


    8. A few elites control Epic, a medieval-style virtual world where all real-life economic and political disputes are settled. All is well until a farmer’s son discovers a game-changing flaw in the system. A swashbuckling tale for fantasy and adventure fans.



    9. Personally, this is one of the best books I've read in a long, long time. Yes, this book was extremely hard for me to start and get into, since the wording occasionally got a little extra at times. This required me to reread a bunch of parts in order to understand what was all happening.But this all changed in the middle of the book.Suspense. Oh. my. god. This author incorporated suspense in the most intricate way. And don't get me started on the plot twists. I couldn't tear my eyes away from th [...]


    10. super good just cuz you dont like video games doesn't mean youshouldn't read itdo u no da wae?well this book does be cuz its so good!don't judge a book with latin on it by its cover(spoiler alert) Erik likes Injeborg


    11. Epic​ by Conor Kostick is an exciting read with an interesting story line. I can guarantee it’s like nothing else you’ve ever read before. It’s about a society whose whole government depends on a game. A game created by unknown people to be fun and exciting that now has turned into a monotonous cycle for most. Day after day, villagers toil away on their farms to barely scrape by in life. At night, their children hook up to a game called Epic to slowly kill mobs of enemies with little rew [...]


    12. Plot Summary:"Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Everyone plays. If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get more supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing.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 [...]


    13. Reviewed by Karin Librarian for TeensReadTooWhat if the quality of your life depended on how well you played a MMORPG? What's a MMORPG, you ask? It is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Well, on New Earth that is exactly the way life is.On New Earth, violence is illegal. Epic (the MMORPG) was created for people to clip up, enter the world of Epic, and take out their aggression on fictional characters rather than doing harm to a real person. However, over the years, the purpose of [...]


    14. I found this book, on the new release shelf at our school library. I saw the front cover, and decided it looked pretty mean! I read the first two-three chapters, and thought its sounded different, but cool at the same timei was wrong. During the middle of the book, it started to bore me because, it was getting very predictable which made it even more boring. I didn't want to stop reading, it because i was already halfway! but i made it to the end, excited for my next novel.Which category: This b [...]


    15. 2nd Update Finished BookErik is the main character, and the creator of Cindella.Cindella is Erik computer generized player on the game of Epic.Harold is Erik's father who escaped from exile 20 years ago, but had to return.B.E Bjorn, Injeborg, Sigrid, and Anonemuss are all of Erik's friends and all help in in destroying Epic.Harold is returned to exile, and Anonemuss, a dark elf warrior, contacts Cindella through the game and they work out a deal. Erik and his friends make a plan to challenge Cen [...]


    16. Imagine living on a new Earth where all fighting is done in a video game because there is no physical violence allowed; that is where the book Epic takes place.I think that the book Epic is science fiction because science fiction has to do with huge increases in technology, and in Epic there are many technological advances. For instance, people were able to fly away from the original earth (earth we all live on). Also, there is a video game where your character moves when you move because of se [...]


    17. Epic is about a Eric, a boy how wants to help his parents get more money. He plan on doing that through a virtual reality game. Every time he makes it close to the end he always dies and has to restart all over again. He created a whole new avatar which was better than all the others he made which led to him facing new challenges. He found a group of other players and joined them since they were all going for the same goal. As they got closer and closer to getting to were they wanted to be they [...]


    18. Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Everyone plays. If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get more supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing.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 [...]


    19. lexile:880stars: 5 stars I really enjoyed this book because there was never a dull moment, is always had something going on. i also really liked the mix between a utopian society and a magical fantasy land of dragons. One of my favorite parts of the book os when cinderella put on the ring and (view spoiler)[ had a conversation with the creature of its own thought process(hide spoiler)] and the author got really descriptive about her surroundings. One of my least favorite parts was(view spoiler)[ [...]


    20. Set in a world in which violence between people is a serious crime, Eric and his friends resolve their conflicts while playing the game Epic. As events unfold that take his loved ones away, Eric begins to realize that the game has become more than a game, that it in fact dominates and controls his real life. Surrounded by his friends, Eric and his game character Cindella undertake a quest that might result in the end of the game, and the freedom of those around him.Like the Utopian world gone wr [...]


    21. I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read a book that quickly since Harry Potter and The Kingkiller Chronicles. This book captured my interest from the beginning. It kept me entertained throughout the entire book. I enjoyed how the characters had missions that they went after, but how the missions also changed throughout the book. I also enjoyed how the book had a reality and an alternate reality within Epic. I found it hard to distinguish between the two at the beginning, but that confusion di [...]


    22. Kostick interweaves concepts plucked from an introductory course in political science with a world torn between operating in science fiction and ”reality” (don’t let the philosophy students get a hold of this one…). The characters spend time dissecting complex ideas such as, in a world such as New Earth where violence of any kind is strictly forbidden, are there circumstances under which violence is a good thing? Or, in this violence free world, why are there still inconsistincies and in [...]


    23. This was a great story. We also Skyped with Conor Kostick, and we have that session on file in the library. The concept of the story is scary -- kids must play a computer game to win supplies for their village. Erik is trying to win back his mother's life, and subverts the rules of the game. He then has to play against the Committee, some kind of government group. Erik and his friends agree to play together against the Committee, hoping to win to destroy them. If they lose, their lives will be w [...]


    24. It took me a really really really long time to get into this book, I think at least half way. Didn't really start to enjoy it until the dragon. It was definitely different and I did end up liking many parts of it in the second half. Part of the issue is that I didn't really liked the characters. I liked Cindella better than Erik. I didn't like BE at all and the name Injaborg drove me nutters. Don't know if I'll continue with the series, right now probably not.


    25. Such a waste of time!!! It's such a pity too, because the author had the coolest idea, and could have done wonders with it. But, oh yeah, he doesn't know how to write. The plot was close enough to the idea of The Matrix to be cool and strike up interest, but then got lost in its effort to be young and happenin'. I don't even know what to say It gets a star for originality, but loses 4 for plain stupidity of writing.


    26. Pretty good story line! Very creative! I like how everyone's life was a video game. The only thing i would have change would be that Conor Kostick took a while to get to the main battle. The main point of the story takes place pages before the end! It felt drawn out and full in the beginning, but quite rushed at the end. He could have lingered longer on the deciding battle of the whole story. But, still, a good book!


    27. This book is a thrilling, fun adventure. Filled with fantasy, sci-fi, friendship, and fighting the man, this book is fun for all. Great for reluctant readers, guys or girls, and pre-teens. This book hits its mark, and its very easy to see how our society might head that way.


    28. The story was epic and fun, imaginative and familiar, with a good dose of railing against The Man awesomeness, but the writing, particularly the dialogue, was quite often terrible: cliched, awkward, corny, stilted, obvious, unnatural, or otherwise off-putting.


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