Arrival: Legends of Arenia Book 1 (a LitRPG story)

· Legends of Arenia Book 1 · Caribou Press
4 reviews

About this ebook

The Sullivans are a normal family. But after being transported to the magical world of Arenia, normal isn’t a luxury they can afford.

It’s just another Thanksgiving for the Sullivans—until the walls disappear and they discover they are being transported to Arenia, a place where game rules are real and their Earthen ability to reincarnate grants them unlimited potential.

Or it would, if the celestial administrator in charge of their case hadn’t mixed up longitude and latitude and sent the wrong family. Oops. Too bad he already faked their deaths.

Now scattered throughout the Arenian wilderness and armed only with their Tomes—books containing all of their skills, accomplishments, and quests—the family members must discover a strength they didn’t know they had if they are going to survive long enough to find each other.

Note: Contains some profanity and a turkey, but not a profane turkey. Personally, I’m fine with profane turkeys, but if that’s where you draw the line, you should know that there are none in this book. In fact, I’m going to promise you no profane turkeys for the entire series. That’s my gift to you.

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About the author

I’ve been around the games industry as a writer and designer for more than a decade, working on various titles in that time. Halo 4 and Halo 5 are the most prominent ones, but I cut my teeth at Disney working on Turok, so that’ll always have a special place in my heart. I’m also one of the few people out there who’s worked on an N-Gage title… go Shadow-Born!

After working at Microsoft, I moved to Australia for the better part of a year while my wife was doing a post-doc, which is when I tried writing some long-form fiction for myself. It was a great experience, but that book was definitely a “first try” kind of read, so it won’t be seeing the light of day anytime soon. It did make me realize that I wanted to have a go at writing full-time, though, which is how we got to where we are now.

I discovered LitRPG shortly after working on my first VR game and have been a fan ever since. That said, I’ve always been irked by some of the genre conventions in the books that wouldn’t work in an actual VR environment (I should know—I tried a bunch of them. They made people throw up. Which isn’t nothing, sure, but not quite what we were aiming for). Naturally, that led to the question, “Well, what WOULD a LitRPG look like if everything were contextualized in the real world?” Legends of Arenia is the tree that grew from that seed, and I hope it bears fruit for both of us!

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