THE REALITY ENGINE:
A Gamelit Adventure
By Ian Woodhead
Bradley’s life is unravelling. The bills are mounting up, the rent is overdue and the costs to keep his mother well are spiralling out of control. His only way out of this financial mess is to convince The Grid Overseers to allow him back onto their servers.
That’s unlikely to happen. Why should they allow one of the most gifted VR players back into the system? Without Brad Summers ruining the games by winning, The Grid Overseers are losing less of their precious gaming credits.
He believes his luck had finally changed when an old friend appeared at his front door with an offer he couldn’t refuse. The old friend just happened to be the son of the man who designed the most popular game on the planet. He could get Brad exclusive access to the latest game as well as a possibility of a contract with the company which could earn him millions!
There was no contract, no exclusive access, just one youth who thought he had found a fool-proof method of ending the life of a better gamer without the authorities ever finding out. The old friend pushed Brad into what he thought was a machine that would disintegrate the boy, instead, it transported him to a parallel Earth.
Brad found himself in a reality where only The Game matters. Where the ultimate prize might be a way back home. He has everything to play for and everything to lose – including his life.
Attention scifi fans, gamers, adventure fiction aficionados…
In his new novel, the very talented Ian Woodhead has created a world where the hobby, skills, and art of gaming is taken to a new and extreme level.
This fast-paced, exciting, sci-fi adventure thriller is an amazing page-turner packed with action, suspense and very engaging characters. Yes, that is a lot of descriptive words, but this novel really delivers. This is not light reading. The story pulls you in and drags you along, very much like, well, like gaming does. In addition to the action and vivid characters and shocking gaming scenarios is the story of a young man trying to hold on to his belief in right and wrong in impossible circumstances.
Again, this is not light reading. This is an engrossing and complex story. There is a lot going on. The story is made up of not only action sequences, but also intrigue and the emotional and mental motivation of the characters. And the game. The game is all. The societal messages are quite disturbing in their prophetic accuracies, as are some of the people.
Ian Woodhead has produced a story of both depth and complexity, making for a fun and intense reading experience. Which is what one expects from Ian! So prepare yourself for a wild ride and join the game in The Reality Engine.
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US Link: The Reality Engine
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About the Author Ian Woodhead
Born in the 60′s, he managed to survive the decades that followed with minimum trauma. He lives in the north of England, the County of West Yorkshire, and is married with four children, four stepchildren and numerous pets.
He has been a writer for over two decades but has only recently decided to make a name for himself, with several novels and multiple short stories available. Ian writes mainly in the horror genre, but sometimes likes to add a helping of Science fiction and romance.