Monday, April 30, 2018

Magic Dome Books library

This post is a library. All titles published by Magic Dome Books that you can read online are gathered here. We tried to make it useful for people with different reading preferences. For example, RoyalRoadL - white font on black screen with spaces between paragraphs, Wattpad - for those who read on tablets etc. We'll keep updating the list so there is always something new to read.

Numbers in the table are showing the amount of published chapters (and they also are direct links to the text). Updated links are marked red

Last updates:  
February 21 - New book: Level Up, B1: Restart by D. Sugralinov - 1/x.
April 21 - New Chapters: Reality Benders, B1 - 17/36 (+5 new!)
April 11 - New Chapters: Reality Benders, B1 - 12/36 (+5 new!)
March 26 - New Chapters: Reality Benders, B1 - 7/36 (+3 new!)
March 22 - New release: The History of the Galaxy, B2: The Shadow of Earth by A. Livadny (KU+) - Amazon.
March 20 - New audio release: The Neuro, B3: The Reapers - Amazon.
March 13 - New audio releases: The Dark Herbalist, B3: A Trap for the Potentate. AlterGame, B2: On the Lost Continent
March 6 - New release: Dark Paladin, B3: Restart by V. Mahanenko - Amazon.
March 3 - New series: Reality Benders, B1: Countdown by Michael Atamanov - 4/x.
March 1 - New series: An NPC's Path, B1: The Dead Rogue by Pavel Kornev - 3/x.
February 26 - New release: Citadel World, B2: The Secret of Atlantis - Amazon.
February 24 - New book: AlterGame, B3: God Mode - 3/x.
February 19 - New release: The Sublime Electricity, B4: The Dormant - Amazon.
February 12 - New release: Way of the Shaman, B7: Clans War - Amazon.
February 10 - New Chapter: Way of the Shaman, B7 - 4/15
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Level Up: Restart by Dan Sugralinov



Level Up
Restart
by Dan Sugralinov



Release - July 10, 2018 

Chapter One

The Morning It All Started

Please, there's gotta be something else I can do. Like mow your lawn every week for two weeks? I can't do it next week.
(Homer Simpson, The Simpsons)

At first, the game had become my life. And later, life itself had become a game.
I’d failed at life. By my thirty-plus I had a wife, a string of one-off freelance gigs, a state-of-the-art computer, a level 110 rogue character in a popular RPG game and a beer gut.
I also wrote books. A book, rather. I hadn’t finished it yet.
Before, I used to feel flattered whenever someone called me a writer. But over the years, I’d finally forced myself to face the uncomfortable truth: I wasn’t a writer at all. The only reason they called me so was because I had no other social tag to describe me by.
So who was I, then? A failed albeit once-promising sales rep who’d been fired from a dozen workplaces? Big deal. These days, everyone and their dog called themselves online marketing gurus.
Me, I couldn’t sell anything. In order to promote a product, I had to believe in it. I just couldn’t do it knowing the customer had no more need for it than for a garbage can.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Reality Benders: Countdown





Reality Benders by Michael Atamanov
Book 1: Countdown



Release - April 23, 2018


Introduction. First Contact


At long last, an extraterrestrial civilization reached out and the First Contact was made. No one on Earth took it for the genuine article, though. Even fewer appreciated just how little time our new suzerains had promised to keep our planet safe. But the end of their address showed humankind how to access a mysterious game. The purpose of this game is unclear. No one can say where its servers are located, and its inner workings are beyond comprehension. Nevertheless, the game slowly gained momentum, pulling in more and more players. Soon enough, it became impossible to ignore that events in the game had a direct impact on our reality. And not only ours...

But as we learn to play this mysterious game, the countdown timer is ticking away. And no one can say exactly what will happen when Earth’s safety is no longer guaranteed.

 

Introduction. First Contact


How many ways have writers, astronomers, philosophers and military theorists imagined humanity's first contact with a celestial intelligence? Earths observatories receiving intelligible signals from deep space? What about the discovery of interstellar artifacts or even living aliens when excavating ancient burial mounds or pyramids? And the appearance of ominous extraterrestrial starships over our major cities? Heavenly bodies falling to Earth, UFO's crashing? Meeting brothers in intelligence on far-off planets? Invasion? War? The extinction of everything alive...?
But when it really happened, it looked like a stupid joke, hoax or intrusive advertisement, so humanity didn’t believe it was the real First Contact. One day, a popup window appeared on many popular websites, blocking off the whole screen. Despite every computer user’s habitual and instant reaction, it was impossible to close. It played a video showing a furry humanoid that was somehow distantly reminiscent of the abominable snowman, but with thick dark-red fur. The tall bipedal alien had piercing black eyes, a flat dark nose and a wide mouth. Its clothing was somewhere between a suit of armor and a helmetless spacesuit. The first thing it did was raise a clawed hand and give a friendly wave to its captive audience. With a very strong accent, the humanoid gave a speech adapted to the language of the receiving country: 

"People of Earth, by right of first discovery, the civilization of Shiharsa declares its authority and jurisdiction over your planet. We will provide one Tong of safety to your world, but the fate of humanity depends exclusively on what you do with that time. You have now made sufficient progress as a species, and may take part in the great game, the game that bends reality. So, come play and earn the right to take your place among the great spacefaring races!”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

An NPC's Path: The Dead Rogue




An NPC's Path: The Dead Rogue
by Pavel Kornev




Release - May 30, 2018



            Virtual worlds are places of boundless freedom. Anyone can become an elven mage or an invisible rogue, join a clan and go on raids, fight, develop their characters and most importantly, escape from the daily grind.
            However, a game is only a game if you can quit. This is something I learned the hard way. I just wanted to let off some steam in virtual reality and ended up getting murdered and imprisoned in the body of one of the undead—slow, clumsy and cursed to die at the hand of other players over and over again.
            The only way out of this awful predicament was to find the legendary Scroll of Rebirth, but the helpless plague-ridden corpse would need to be turned into a real killing machine. If   only people knew what it was like to level up a dead rogue...


Book 1. The Dead Rogue


Chapter 1
A PLAGUE-RIDDEN CORPSE

1

The bracelet was covered with hypoallergenic plastic but the skin underneath still itched like hell. I pulled the tracking device away from my ankle as far as it would go so I could scratch it. The bracelet vibrated and buzzed in reply.
“Relax, Comrade Major,” I quickly said. “All quiet on the western front!”
The tracking device that traced offenders under house arrest was full of various electronic modules such as GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, GSM and even an altimeter, so I was in no doubt that they would have added a simple microphone to it. It did not matter what the actual rank of the controller assigned to me was—a little sympathy goes a long way. At least it was someone to talk to...
It was already my second month of being under house arrest and I already managed to really start missing normal human contact. I wasn't even a hardened criminal or a sociopath—I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I got a job at the wrong place, to be more exact.
It had all started so well! My salary wasn't bad, there was a great package of perks and excellent career prospects, but it all went down the drain when the bank's senior management ended up behind bars accused of money laundering! I was never made part of the illegal scheme, but most of the payments had gone through my department, so the most that my defense attorney could do for me was a concession to get me placed under house arrest. At least it was better than jail.
Ah, here comes my attorney...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

AlterGame: God Mode by Andrew Novak




AlterGame
by Andrew Novak

Book 3: God Mode




Release - May 24, 2018



How far the Dark Service questline has brought me... It all began like an epic adventure. Finding the Tear of the Demon King and the Black Sword, journeying to the lost continent, meeting good friends and battling vicious adversaries. It was a breakthrough into the depths of the virtual world, where no one before me had gone. What more do you need when your name is Jack the Tramp, both in the virtual world of Alterra and in reality’s ghetto?
The quest started out promising at first. I met the ancient hero Theokrist, who spoke through divine fire, and earned his Rosary. Each bead had the power to reignite a fire in each of the abandoned temples. So I went, temple to temple, reviving the sacred flames. This was how I was supposed to uncover the Great Mystery of Alterra and find Chronos, the king of Alterra's gods.
Everything changed, however, the day Brandt Ironfist blackmailed me into traveling to the very place in the Blighted Wasteland where, according to the old Walker stories, death itself lived. I came back alive and brought back the infragun, a forgotten weapon located in an old laboratory. And what did I discover upon my return? That Brandt had killed my girl, Lisa, and that I'd been hit with a lethal dose of radiation, with only a little time left to live. Days.
So much to do in such a short time, but I managed. Brandt is dead now and the infragun went to my former patron, the resistance leader, Shifty Peter. An unconventional old man, known to me only as Goodwin, promised to cure me of the radiation sickness. All we had to do was make it across the Barrier and infiltrate New Atrium, our last island of civilization. The alphas who live there share the magnificence that is Alterra with us, the omegas. Many have dreamt about this, many have tried. But few have succeeded.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Way of the Shaman, Book VII: Clans War




The Way of the Shaman
Book 7: Clans War
by Vasily Mahanenko



Release - February 12, 2018

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Chapter One. Return to Barliona


“Welcome to Barliona. While the capsule configuration is in progress, please review the latest update notes…”
A soothing female voice began to list off the updated game mechanics and their particularities; however, I’d already examined these back in reality. Stacey had summarized the major changes to me: The level of the Emperor NPCs had been raised from 500 to 1000, which meant that even a dozen scrolls of Armageddon wouldn’t pose any danger to these characters. The levels of Advisers and Heralds had also been raised to 900 and 800 respectively. Meanwhile, the developers had played a mean trick on the players and removed the max stat cap entirely. Now, the most stubborn among us could increase their stats infinitely. At the same time, the stat points gained from every new level had been decreased. The gaming forums immediately burst into flames with the outrage of high-level players who had long ago reached their maximum stat points and therefore lost the bonuses from all the levels they had gained since. Still, the Corporation stayed firm and no one would be receiving any extra bonuses. The greatest concession here was that players were still permitted to allocate the unused stat points they had saved up, and at least now everyone knew what the deal was. We’d have to be happy with that at least.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dark Paladin, Book 3: Restart




Dark Paladin:
Restart
by Vasily Mahanenko



Release - March 6, 2018

Chapter 1. The Day Before


“Paladin Yaropolk!” the herald announced, and the wide double doors opened before me. Containing my worry, I stepped into the hall for official ceremonies of the Residence of the Sector 446 Coordinator, nobleman by birth, Count Bernard Kalran. My suzerain graciously put his “humble” abode at Madonna’s disposal, and representatives of all the game worlds hurried to pay their respects to the Great One. No matter how great the hall was, it was unlikely that all the creatures gathered here felt comfortable  ̶  they were devoid of any personal space. In other words, the hall was full to bursting: everyone was in a great hurry to look at the reincarnated Madonna. But anyway, whom was I trying to deceive? Who would want to simply take a look at the Great one? They were all attracted by the hype that inevitably accompanied those kinds of events. Where else would one see the grand scale characteristic of the Creators, as they reward the undeserving and punish the innocent?