In a dystopian future, online gaming is the ultimate escape… until one corporation gives a few lucky players the chance to play their favorite sword, steampunk and sorcery game live and in-person on a distant planet. Otherworld: Everything is NOT under control.
Luckbane, the first book written in the series, was published September 2013. Technically, it’s the second book in the series after Dreadknights: For the Love of the Game.
In the inaugural Otherworld campaign, the Champions will face monsters, magic, steampunk machines, dragons and betrayal as they quest to find a weapon capable of stopping the dread Firelord and his Infernal armies. For one lowly janitor-turned-alchemical adventurer, the stakes are much higher. Someone wants him very, very dead and has hacked into the system to carry out his execution. If you die in this game, there are no extra lives! In a world where no one is who they seem to be, Jarrod Luckbane has no idea who he can trust. Otherworld: Everything is NOT under control. For one lowly janitor-turned-alchemical adventurer, the stakes are much higher. Someone wants him very, very dead. And in a world where no one is who they seem to be, Jarrod Luckbane has no idea who he can trust.
While you’re waiting for Soulbright, the thrilling sequel to Luckbane, read the Garden of Stone prequel novella.
Praise for Luckbane
“Luckbane is one of those rare books that made me smile every few pages as I lost myself in it… Luckbane combines Science Fiction and fantasy seamlessly, and the author takes great care in creating vastly different worlds, nuanced and fresh. He utilizes tropes and stereotypes to surprise the reader rather than make us feel we’re reading another rehash of Lord of the Rings.”
Sean Smith, author of Objects of Wrath
“…I’ve never read anything like it… I could definitely see this novel adapted as a screenplay. The author does a great job playing a movie in your mind. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a well-written story with a lot of adventure and action wrapped up in a complex plot. The fact that it is science fiction and fantasy is just a bonus!”
Tamie Dearen, author of The Best Girls series
“Luckbane is the first installment in the exciting Otherworld series by Tony Breeden.
“As a fan of role playing games and even a long time fan of TSR products, Luckbane is definitely the type of novel that I want to read. The premise of the story is exciting and refreshing to me. The short lengths of the chapters, which are also divided in parts, make the pacing fast but comfortable to read. I see no flaws in author Tony Breeden’s high level writing style. The dialogues are strong and witty, and the protagonist Jarrod is the flawed hero of this story that you would easily root for. The plot is excellent; it does feel like you are playing your favorite RPG while reading.
“There is a lot of thrilling action which does not involve heavy or disturbing violence and the language used is fairly clean. That being said, both young and mature readers will definitely enjoy Luckbane and would want to follow the Otherworld series. The combination of sci-fi and fantasy elements are potent. Any RPG enthusiast would not want to miss this one.”
Readers Favorite review
“…this is a book I would recommend to everyone, simply because in over fifteen years of studying literature from all over the world, I have never read anything quite like this. It is a brand new, original creation in a world of remakes, rehashes and reboots. And that is a very good thing indeed.”
Steve Justice, author of The One.
“…think Middle Earth from the Lord of the Rings on steroids… I picked up Luckbane a few days ago and rarely put it down. It is well written, action-packed (that’s an understatement), very original (to my knowledge), and really fun. If you enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, or action/adventure novels, or if you ever played role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons or Final Fantasy, Luckbane should be a great experience for you. Even if you aren’t into those genres and just want an original and fun read, pick up your copy of Luckbane today.”
Tim Chaffey, co-author of the Truth Chronicles
“I couldn’t put this book down. It was very engaging with a great story concept, characters, and high action. It also had my inner gamer squealing and yearning for this game play to be real.”
Shannon Pemrick, author of the Experimental Heart series
“What did I think? I think … excellent. This book is something new and refreshing along the line of such serious fantasy novels out there. The chapters are brief and written in real-time … Kinda like the playing out of a video game, but at some point, the game becomes real… I think anyone of any age could enjoy this book. The violence is akin to a classic Nintendo game and is clean enough for say a 4th grader to enjoy, yet can still hold a 30+ year old geek, such as myself, at bay. Good job, Mr. Tony Breeden!”
Jennifer Lea, Goodreads review
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Explore the series in depth at the Impworld Wikia. [Yes, this wikia contains Spoilers!!]
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