Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Magic Dome Books library

This post is a library. All our books are listed in this post. We'll keep updating it so there is always something new to read. Release dates, audio release dates - it's all here. Books in German are in the end of the list. If you want to be among the first ones to know about our new releases - subscribe to our newsletter: English books or German books

Numbers in the table show the amount of published chapters (and they also are direct links to texts).

Last updates:  
July 2 - New pre-order - Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones by Dem Mikhailov will be released October 29, 2020.
June 30 - New release - League of Losers: A Cat and His Human by Michael Atamanov - Amazon.
Two new audiobooks: The World of the Changed-3: Noa in the Flesh - Audible and Clan Dominance-1 by Dem Mikhailov - Audible
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June 25 - New release in German - Spiegelwelt-3: Der Weg des Verstoßenen von Alexey Osadchuk - Amazon.de.
June 22 - New pre-order - Disgardium-5: Holy War by Dan Sugralinov will be released September 4, 2020. Opening chapter - 1/x
June 16 - New audiobook - Project Stellar-1: The Incarnator by Roman Prokofiev - Audible or Amazon
June 15 - New release - The Alchemist, B2: Forest of Desire - Amazon.
June 10 - New release - The Fairy Code-2 by Kaitlyn Weiss - Amazon.
June 9 - New release - Reality Benders-6 by Michael Atamanov - Amazon.
June 5 - New pre-order The Alchemist-3 by Vasily Mahanenko will be released - July 14, 2020.
June 1 - Project Stellar-2 by Roman Prokofiev - opening chapters are added - 3/x. Release - July 8, 2020
May 31 - New pre-order Project Stellar-3 by Roman Prokofiev will be released - December 10, 2020.
May 30 - New pre-order Underdog-4: The Otherworld by Alexey Osadchuk will be released - October 26, 2020.
May 29 - New release - Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones-2 by Dem Mikhailov - Amazon.
May 28 - New release in German - Disgardium-2: Apostel der Schlafenden Götter von Dan Sugralinov - Amazon.de.
May 27 - New pre-order in German - Saga Online: Der Okkultist von Oliver Mayes - 12. November 2020.
⇓⇓⇓ - Browse the entire list

League of Losers: A Cat and His Human is released!


League of Losers
A Cat and His Human
by Michael Atamanov


Today I give you A Cat and His Human, the first book of my new series League of Losers.
This is an unusual book for me: there are no space ships and battles, no heavy blasters and orbital bombing. But there’s a new world to inhabit – dangerous terra incognita which is a little bit like good old Earth in dinosaur times. There’re settlers coming to this world with their own destinies, not necessarily humans. And there’s the MC or – to be fair – even two MCs. The second one: small, with a tiny tail, sharp-clawed paws and fluffy ears – will, without a doubt, warm the hearts of the readers. And though the big fellow looks at the kitten as a pet, it’s not obvious who’s really in charge. The cat looks at what’s happening with them from his own perspective and his opinion of the big fellow and his behavior is far from being approving or admiring. The story is told from two points of view, so the reader can look at it from different angles and get the whole picture.
This new world is a severe place, and the big fellow won’t make it without the kitten. Besides there are no unified rules here, no laws and dogmas, everyone can become anything. And it’s not just words, you can literally become anything. Wanna grow wings or gills so you can breathe underwater? Get imperceptible or vice versa – find the invisible? Use magic or regenerate limbs lost in battles? You can do all those things in this world of many opportunities if you have enough mutation points, characteristics and skills for it.
Love and betrayal, new races humankind never encountered with before, exploration of new lands, countless dangers and monsters. That’s what awaits the reader of my new novel. Read and enjoy!



Monday, June 29, 2020

Disgardium: Holy War by Dan Sugralinov



Disgardium-5: Holy War
by Dan Sugralinov


Release - September 4, 2020
Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BJ8Q283

Prologue: Hairo


Forty-year-old Hairo Morales has been working in the Excommunicado security service for the past three years. A former peacekeeper and veteran of the Third World War and local conflicts in the Middle East, Northern China and Africa, he struggled to find activities that suited him in retirement. He’d been a special operative in the army and tried to find something similar in civilian life. Sure, you got gray hairs faster, but he was too late to change now.
Rain had been falling since dawn. Clouds of flint hung over the city. They seemed as if endless, divulging an eternal downpour. The thought bothered Morales. His body didn’t get along too well with inclement weather. The rain brought phantom pains and he gritted his teeth. It was on a gloomy day like this that he lost a leg, burnt off by a plasma mine explosion in one of the Central American Zones. Only the life-support system built into every peacekeeper exoskeleton saved him.
The army provided him with new bionic limbs. Better than before! the doc said, with exaggerated enthusiasm. At least they won’t smell, Hairo! Haha! Morales had laughed, but he was far from happy. He’d been pushed out of the army in spite of his service. The least they could have done was waive his treatment bill.


Friday, June 19, 2020

Free LitRPG/GameLit books for our newsletter subscribers every month!




Dear readers! We are pleased to announce our new campaign. We will monthly send you two free LitRPG books via e-mail in the Kindle format (mobi). Books will be sent on the last day of each month. Do not miss the opportunity to start your LitRPG collection -


LitRPG is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy which describes the hero's adventures within an online computer game. LitRPG books merge traditional book-style narration with elements of a gaming experience, describing various quests, achievements and other events typical of a video game. The defining feature that sets LitRPG fiction apart from traditional portal fantasy is its use of interactive gaming language, such as the inclusion of various system messages, players' stats, items' characteristics and other elements appreciated by gamers. The narration in a LitRPG novel has to abide by the rules of a game while filling it with conflict and drama as the hero tries to survive in this new environment. This "book meets game" experience proved to be exactly what many gamers-turned-readers were looking for in a novel.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Reality Benders-6 is released!



Reality Benders by Michael Atamanov


Book 6 is released:

To be on a starship that’s just sustained serious damage in a space battle including losing its thrusters and find yourself in a totally different galaxy... You might think that would be cause for panic or, at the very least, despondency, right? Not at all! Gnat maintains optimism, gradually gets his space frigate back in working order and even finds upsides to what happened.

On top of that, there's never a dull moment – both in the virtual game and the real world Gnat finds himself at the very epicenter of the great space-faring races’ interests, though he does not understand why they’re paying him such close attention. And add to that the fact that humanity's Geckho suzerains are also in a tight spot and demanding all their vassals institute a military draft then send their assembled forces out to fight a distant space war.

Will Gnat be able to play his part in this complicated diplomatic party with the future of the entire human race at stake? Find out in Book Six of Reality Benders!



Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones-3 by Dem Mikhailov


Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones-3
by Dem Mikhailov


Release - July 16, 2020
Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088GV4SGB



Chapter One.
*****

The mountain met me with darkness, emptiness, and silence. Just the way I liked it.
There were doors slammed shut behind my back, and the black maw of the abyss in front of me.
There was brittle icy slush underneath my feet, remaining from the shard of ice that had carried me through the skies.
The main thing, though was on my right—a staircase carved in stone, leading to the foothills of the mountain. The most important thing—what I’d needed the most—was a relatively straight way towards a place where I could rest.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Project Stellar: The Enchanter by Roman Prokofiev



Project Stellar
by Roman Prokofiev
Book 2: The Enchanter



Release - July 8, 2020



Activation No ---
“WELL, HI THERE... Angel.”
The bloody haze before my eyes gradually began to clear, allowing me to make out two human figures standing in front of me.
One was a man; the other a woman wrapped in a tattered dark-blue cape, her hand resting on the neck of an enormous cyberwarg.
“I can see that you can hear me,” the man said smugly.
I struggled to move my lips. A blob of bloody saliva had formed in my mouth. My whole body hurt like hell; my heartbeat reverberated in my temples. The earlier drop from the sky had cost me dearly. I seemed to be in a bad way - but how bad exactly, remained to be seen.
Miko was silent which didn’t bode well, either. My interface was gone. Without it, the world around me felt unusually empty and bland.
The man watched me intently, his whole body concealed by the folds of his long dark-blue headdress. His gaze, steady and sinister, sent frozen shivers down my spine.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Small Unit Tactics by Alexander Romanov



Small Unit Tactics
by Alexander Romanov
Volume #1




Release - August 27, 2020


Slide 1

I was in a foul mood. Fouler than foul. The void of disbelief and doom clouding my mind darkened my emotions and my entire worldview. Worldview… that's not really the right word in this situation. It's awkward, it's wrong, it doesn't mean anything. The usual definition just doesn't apply here. How can you view the world if you're not even sure what you're seeing is real?

Friday, May 8, 2020

In the System by Petr Zhgulyov




In the System
by Petr Zhgulyov
Book 1: City of Goblins




Release - October 7, 2020
Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087XYM1GJ

 

Prologue



Everything once created will die someday. Our world is no exception. The heat death of the universe... For most, this fact is too far in the future and too doubtful to worry over. Having accepted one's death, it is much easier to accept the destruction of all and sundry. There were god-like beings, however, who could last until this moment and had no desire to obediently await the inevitable. It seemed that one of them had found a solution. If the problem was that energy gradually disperses in space, would it not be better to gather it all himself? A desire of madness, even for a deity.
The Devourer began a war, consuming star system after star system, waging battles against his own kind and taking their power... Slowly, too slowly. The universe is enormous and most of its inhabitants had no desire to be consumed, and so it came about that everyone took up arms against him. There came a moment when the Devourer realized that he was bound to lose, but he did not admit defeat. Instead, he destroyed himself and created the System. The Great Game, which drew in countless worlds and continued to constantly spread. A Game in which his enemies continued what he had started.
A System that would allow the universe to come to its end, and then, using the energy absorbed over billions of years, create the world anew.


***

Friday, May 1, 2020

League of Losers by Michael Atamanov


League of Losers
by Michael Atamanov
Book 1: A Cat and His Human




Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087YY48WQ
Release - June 30, 2020

Introduction: An Argument in a Restaurant


“Young man, they’re going to kill you!”
I tore my gaze away from my bloodied fingers, stopped my fruitless attempts to pull out the shard of glass stuck deep into my palm, my dripping red fingernails sliding off it. My eyes lifted. The speaker was a tall and slender man in an old-fashioned dark suit with fancy golden buttons and cufflinks. Weird clothes. For some reason, they made me think of the days of Sherlock Holmes, Queen Victoria, Alice in Wonderland. All the stranger needed to complete the look of a late nineteenth-century English gentleman was a top hat and gold pocket watch. His clothes were entirely unsuited to the weather. Even in my army dress uniform, I was boiling. What was it like for him..?
In the meantime, the odd stranger repeated that phrase of his again, that they were going to kill me. Only this time, he went into detail.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Interview with Dan Sugralinov (Level Up, Disgardium, World 99)


Dan Sugralinov, author of Disgardium, Level Up and World 99 series. Due to the upcoming release of Resistance (Disgardium 4 - April 29, 2020) we talked to Dan about the series, his writing methods and asked if there will be Level Up-4 anytime soon. Btw, audiobook Disgardium 3 is releasing April 28, 2020!



The world of Disgardium, isn’t it some sort of totalitarian dystopia? It's a rather harsh world, whatever it is. Do you think it's a logical consequence of humanity’s development?

That’s a good question, you know. Here’s what’s happening in the world right now: all of the countries have announced a stay-at-home order, a quarantine, state of emergency and whatnot. And as soon as it happened, everybody promptly forgot about such things as human rights. Because it’s in humanity’s interests to prevent the entire population from catching the virus, at least all at the same time, because that would mean the collapse of our entire medical system. If some of the forecasts do come true and the planet’s population reaches 20 billion – then even if we find enough food for us all (because there’re already certain advances made in the area of synthetic food production) and despite the fact that the growing and culling of a single cow does more harm to the environment than public transportation – we’ll still be killing our planet. And 20 billion people will be killing it not three times faster than we do now, but probably ten times faster. So it just begs for some people to develop those ideas, you know, that although all human beings are equal, some of them are bound to be more equal than others, if you know what I mean. Sooner or later, the proverbial movers and shakers are obliged to arrive at this idea – provided they haven’t done so already. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as if I’m a conspiracy freak in a tinfoil hat, so I really don’t think that this is the case – but still I do believe that if one day humanity faces a overpopulation threat, that might call for some very unpopular measures, including the restriction of human rights for certain categories of population. In which case the assignment of such categories might become the biggest bone of contention in society. Which is exactly what happens in Disgardium. You’d think they did the right thing, creating a system where the life of an uneducated, lazy, alcoholic person is of a much lower value to society than, say, that of a Nobel laureate in physics. But on the other hand, we shouldn’t forget the human factor – naturally, the top-category citizens will make sure they get the right to assign the same status and privileges to their families regardless of their value.

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Alchemist by Vasily Mahanenko


The Alchemist by Vasily Mahanenko
Book 1: City of the Dead



Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08778KDNQ
Release - May 20, 2020


Prologue


The blizzard brought with it driving winds, but Farmer-883-PR8 wasn’t giving up. He pushed on relentlessly toward the temple. With one hand held out to shield his face, in his other he held the dearest of burdens: a rosy-cheeked little boy sleeping peacefully despite the cold, gusting air. The father wasn’t worried about his son’s health—he was under the protection of the god. No snow, wind, or even stray arrows or spells could have hurt the child until it passed its initiation. The few passersby turned and stared, surprised to see the naked man carrying an equally naked child. It was only the snow-white underwear created by the god that covered their shame.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Fairy Code-2 by Kaitly Weiss



The Fairy Code: Chosen of the Shadows
by Kaitlyn Weiss




Release - June 10, 2020


Part One
A Time of Doubts

Chapter One


“I think I’m dying,” I groaned as I watch the greenish glow beneath my skin slowly fade. It’s like my veins were radioactive or something. I had to say, it really was eye-catching. To any onlookers I probably looked like I was wrapped in LED strips. Come to think of it, considering my locale it’s not likely anyone would look twice at me.
“That’s the 10th time you’ve said that. Sorry to disappoint you, but you’re not going to die,” said Aerona, wearily. She and Jioladh sat on one of the dozens of stones that were picturesquely scattered about the valley. And it was his fault we’d been caught out in the open. “It’s a shortcut,” he’d said. Some shortcut. Right away we’d been attacked...yep.
I looked at the creature laid out at my feet. No, I really hadn’t wanted to kill it. I still felt all messed up inside, like there was something dark and slippery in me. I’d held back until the very end, hoping the creature would reconsider and skedaddle. But, no.
But by then I was really scared, and that’s when it happened. Yet another outburst of magic. Again, the dark smoky ribbons. They’d entangled the creature and it was like they instantaneously desiccated it. All that was left was a dark little heap. Not a good look even for a creature that specialized in creepy. In life it looked like a huge canine skeleton with scraps of skin stretched over it lit from within by a fire. And as it bounded toward us, it left a trail of fiery footprints, like a comet. A fiery tail of burning light.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Undedog by Alexey Osadchuk - Spanish translation


Aleksey Osadchuk
Underdog I
Las Mazmorras de las Montañas Torcidas



Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.es/dp/B086VSS33Z
Release - 21 de agosto de 2020


Capítulo 1



—Maestro Aren, es un niño…
La cabeza de una de las grandes cuadrillas mineras en Orhus, el maestro Aren, examinó con perplejidad la mirada triste de la curandera que se ocupó del parto. ¿Por qué demonios le comunicaban el nacimiento de su hijo con una expresión tan amarga como esa? Sin embargo, tras unos segundos, empezó a entender. El niño había nacido, pero no se oía ningún llanto.
—¿Está muerto?
Estas palabras no eran fáciles de pronunciar para un hombre que había visto de todo en su vida.
—Está vivo —respondió triste la curandera, y, casi en un susurro, añadió—: Pero mejor si se hubiera muerto…
Aren entornó los ojos y dio un paso hacia delante. Si pudiera quemar con la mirada a la curandera, no quedarían ni cenizas. Dalia soportó con calma la mirada furiosa del minero.
—Pero hay buenas noticias. Tu mujer dio a luz de manera magnífica.
Estas palabras apagaron el fuego de ira latente en el alma del nuevo padre. Le costaba controlarse y seguir preguntando. Esta mujer era la única curandera que había en toda la zona con un nivel tan alto. Es más, él tenía mucha suerte de que ella todavía estuviera en Orhus. Se suponía que debía haberse marchado hace tiempo a la capital. Debido a la temporada de lluvias, que había comenzado una semana antes de lo previsto, el Paso Somnoliento estaría cerrado durante dos meses. Solo a un loco se le ocurriría ir a explorar por las montañas durante esta época. Por suerte para Aren y su mujer, Dalia estaba bien de la cabeza.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Rogue Merchant: The Starlight Sword is released!


Rogue Merchant: The Starlight Sword
by Roman Prokofiev



Dear Readers,

We’re relaunching this LitRPG series by Roman Prokofiev - or rather, we’re relaunching Book One. Some of you might have already read its previous version released a while ago by another publisher under the title Cat’s Game (also known as Cat's Quest). The author has completely reworked the book’s first chapters; he’s also already completed Book Two of the series, fully intending to keep the story going. And we fully intend to release the whole series in English.

Rogue Merchant is a classic might-and-magic-style LitRPG series with the elements of manapunk. It’s set in the Sphere of the Worlds: a worldwide multiverse comprised of hundreds of worlds, from horrible Infernos ruled by Demon Lords to mechanical worlds inhabited by sentient constructs, and gigantic markets that have sprouted at the crossroads of trade routes.

Players use astral ships to travel between worlds, otherwise they have to venture into the perilous underground tunnels of the Endless Paths. Dozens of powerful clans share this delicious pie, scheming or waging wars against each other.

The series’ main character is Cat, a wannabe merchant who specializes in procuring in-game valuables to sell them for real money. He is a Free Merchant, which is both his character’s class and his playing style - as well as his preferred problem-solving method. Cat is a cunning trickster who wriggles his way out of trouble thanks to his quick wit and his trading talents. His credo is, “Anyone can be bought provided the price is right”.

Cat starts from scratch, using every opportunity to advance his plans. This book is the story of a common trader’s rise to greatness until he becomes the world’s new legend, the most famous merchant in the entire Sphere of the Worlds.

The series focuses on the economics of a game world, including various trade methods such as regular and auction trading, as well as social and political interactions between clans and players. Plenty of intrigue and espionage, betrayal, trade wars, besieged castles and epic air battles of flying ships - all this has already made the fantastical universe of Rogue Merchant popular with thousands of Russian readers.

Now it’s your turn to enjoy it.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Reality Benders: Aces High by Michael Atamanov


Reality Benders - 6
Aces High
by Michael Atamanov



Release - June 9, 2020

Introduction. Long-Term Plans


Planet Urmi II, ancestral homeworld of the Miyelonian race
Star City, capital of the Union of Miyelonian Prides
Western Shrine of the Great First Female


"All leaders are present, the assembly may commence," the maidservant whispered to her preoccupied mistress and, after she finished combing the magnificent pure white fur of the Great Priestess, gathered her implements and swiftly departed.
Amiru U-Mayaoo, who Miyelonian society believed embodied an incarnation of their Great First Female with her wisdom and flawless feminine beauty, stood unhurriedly from her chair with dignity. She took a long attentive look over the traditional meeting place of Miyelonian rulers as to personally make certain all twenty-seven glowing holograms were in position around the perimeter of the round platform. Yes, all participating rulers were where they should have been.
"Respected pride leaders, I called this assembly to discuss two important topics, which directly pertain to the interests of our Miyelonian race," Amiru U-Mayaoo started her speech with the well composed voice of an experienced orator. "First of all, via official diplomatic channels, I have received a message from the leaders of the Meleyephatians, our enemies in this war. Basically, the message consists of an ultimatum with a healthy dose of threats mixed in. The Meleyephatian Horde is saying that it will cease interstellar expansion in all directions and transfer all its combat starships to the zone of military conflict with the Miyelonian and Geckho races."

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones, book 2



Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones - 2
by Dem Mikhailov




Release - May 29, 2020



Chapter One
The Red Demons. Dark Tidings on a Sunny Day. The Trembling Earth. Angels in a Nosedive.
I’d almost reached Mossy Hills when I saw the battlefield covered in “bodies” straight ahead of me and pulled hard on the reins to stop Sist.
I turned my steed aside, and, having moved some 60 feet away, exhaled with relief. That was a close shave. I stayed in the saddle, examining what had recently been a battlefield, calling myself every name under the sun as I did so.
Noob! Moron! Wide-eyed idiot! How could I possibly have forgotten to take something absolutely essential for a traveler along?
A spyglass!
My kingdom for a spyglass! In Waldyra it was imperative to have one handy.
Alternatively, you could buy the Eagle’s Eye—a relatively inexpensive spell that served the same purpose, but sapped away at your mana. Additionally, observing the terrain through a spyglass (or with the aid of a spell) gave one a specific achievement—you became an Observer. I never cared much about these achievements before. However, now that I had a diamond account, they gave me pretty decent bonuses. There were also many skills that could enhance one’s observational ability tremendously. A player with a well-selected and leveled-up set of skills could see a lot—not quite X-ray eyes, perhaps, but the next best thing, for sure.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

World of the Changed-3: Noa in the Flesh by Vasily Mahanenko



World of the Changed, Book 3
Noa in the Flesh
by Vasily Mahanenko




Pre-order on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084D5SLBN
Release - April 2, 2020

Chapter 1


Everything happened so quickly that nobody had any idea what was going on. Except me, of course. And while some might call what I did betrayal or a dirty trick, for me, it was the only thing to do. If I’d had another chance at a “dirty trick” like that, I would have taken it without a second thought. Earth was for humanity—there was no room on it for aliens. No matter how useful they were.
Closing my eyes, I thought back to everything that had happened, letting myself sink into the experience…
“Not a fan of being pinned to the wall, Mark Derwin?” Green-skinned Villian, head of the Tsarter mercenary group, flashed sharp teeth. The group was the mysterious game owner’s personal guard, the owner being the cause of the problems on Earth that had turned 80% of the population into terrifying monsters. The rest were equally monstrous, just with their wits still about them. But that wasn’t enough—a whole crowd of other players was thrown into the mix, too, players generated by the system itself. And while the natural changed were tasked with surviving, the aliens were just there on Earth to get rich. That included everything from resources to prisoners to game items. Anything they could turn a profit on or use to boost their status in the next release. The Tsarter mercenaries were among the arrivals, and they specialized in taking out over-achieving Earthlings.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Disgardium-4: Resistance by Dan Sugralinov



Disgardium by Dan Sugralinov
Book 4: Resistance



Release - April 29, 2020


Prologue. Taranis

All of Vermillion could be seen from the tower roof. City of the brave and the stubborn, as the local councilor Westwood put it when he greeted Taranis.
City! Taranis spat.
His spit evaporated as soon as it touched the red-hot roof. Only an inwinova who had never seen the megapolises could call Fort Vermillion a city.
Taranis, a level three hundred and thirty-six scout from the Children of Kratos preventer clan, had seen real cities. Not counting real life, he’d spent most of his time in Darant, performing a thorough investigation of the Commonwealth capital’s fleshpots. He’d had the chance to see the Empire’s Shak as well. But both capitals cowered before Kinema, the main city of the Goblin League on Bakabba. It would take more than one lifetime to sample all the forbidden pleasures there.
The green-skinned little creatures were born traders. No trivial middlemen who knew where to buy and who to push their wares on, no. The goblins had a sixth sense for what any intelligent creature needed, be they a dull-witted minotaur, an aristocratic vampire or a poor craftsman from the most distant pit of northern Latteria, and they offered them what they wanted. And if anyone had ever had a need for a type of object, then it could be found in Kinema.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Rogue Merchant by Roman Prokofiev



Rogue Merchant by Roman Prokofiev
book 1: The Starlight Sword



Release - March 23, 2020


Dear Readers,

We’re relaunching this LitRPG series by Roman Prokofiev - or rather, we’re relaunching Book One. Some of you might have already read its previous version released a while ago by another publisher under the title Cat’s Game. The author has completely reworked the book’s first chapters; he’s also already completed Book Two of the series, fully intending to keep the story going. And we fully intend to release the whole series in English.
Rogue Merchant is a classic might-and-magic-style LitRPG series with the elements of manapunk. It’s set in the Sphere of the Worlds: a worldwide multiverse comprised of hundreds of worlds, from horrible Infernos ruled by Demon Lords to mechanical worlds inhabited by sentient constructs, and gigantic markets that have sprouted at the crossroads of trade routes.
Players use astral ships to travel between worlds, otherwise they have to venture into the perilous underground tunnels of the Endless Paths. Dozens of powerful clans share this delicious pie, scheming or waging wars against each other.
The series’ main character is Cat, a wannabe merchant who specializes in procuring in-game valuables to sell them for real money. He is a Free Merchant, which is both his character’s class and his playing style - as well as his preferred problem-solving method. Cat is a cunning trickster who wriggles his way out of trouble thanks to his quick wit and his trading talents. His credo is, “Anyone can be bought provided the price is right”.
Cat starts from scratch, using every opportunity to advance his plans. This book is the story of a common trader’s rise to greatness until he becomes the world’s new legend, the most famous merchant in the entire Sphere of the Worlds.
The series focuses on the economics of a game world, including various trade methods such as regular and auction trading, as well as social and political interactions between clans and players. Plenty of intrigue and espionage, betrayal, trade wars, besieged castles and epic air battles of flying ships - all this has already made the fantastical universe of Rogue Merchant popular with thousands of Russian readers.
Now it’s your turn to enjoy it.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Interview with Dem Mikhailov


Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones by Dem Mikhailov is coming in less than a month. We talked to the author who's among the first ones to start writing LitRPG in Russia.




You were one of the genre’s founding fathers in Russia. Could you please tell us how it happened?

Well, I’m actually a veteran gamer. I started playing back in the 1980s, and as long as I remember myself, I always wanted to be able to travel to a game I particularly liked, to talk to my favorite characters and personally fight the villains. Over the years, this dream didn’t go away until it finally came true in my Valdira books. There, my characters don’t just play: they truly live their lives in that state-of-the-art full-immersion MMO game.

There’s a lot of discussion in the English-speaking world regarding the accuracy of the very term “LitRPG”. As one of the people who actually coined the word, do you think you could offer an alternative?

I don’t think it’s very accurate, either. By saying “RPG”, we presume that the reader takes an active part in the MC’s adventures instead of just reading about them being unable to influence the book’s events. At the time, I was trying to choose among several other options but didn’t manage to come up with anything better than this admittedly catchy soundbite. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Spiegelwelt: Der Weg des Verstoßenen von Alexey Osadchuk



Spiegelwelt, Buch 3:
Der Weg des Verstoßenen
von Alexey Osadchuk




Veröffentlichung am 25. Juni 2020


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Die Nachricht leuchtete in ätzendem Rot. Ich fühlte mich, als würde ich gleich den sprichwörtlichen roten Knopf drücken.
Na ja, so weit würde es vielleicht nicht kommen, aber trotzdem. Ich kannte einige Leute, die viel dafür gegeben hätten, Zugang zu Spielerkonten der Spiegelwelt zu erhalten.
Das war ein weiterer, beträchtlicher Nachteil von „Täglicher Grind“-Konten. Das Bronze-Programm erlaubte einem, vom eigenen Computer aus auf seinen Char zuzugreifen, ohne in die Immersionskapsel steigen zu müssen. Auch wenn das einzige in diesem Modus verfügbare Feature das Dashboard des Spielers war, reichte dieses Tatsache schon aus, um sich freudig die Hände zu reiben.
Jetzt konnte ich wenigstens meine E-Mail abrufen und meine Screenshots auf einen Memostick speichern. Meine Mädchen hatten mich immer wieder bestürmt, ihnen Boris und Strolch zu zeigen, aber bisher war ich nie dazu gekommen.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Freebie: The Fairy Code by Kaitlyn Weiss



The Fairy Code: Captive of the Shadows by Kaitlyn Weiss
is now FREE!


It started out like any other day. How was I to know it was my last day on Earth? You see, on that day, my boss sold me to Doran, the King of Shadows, ally of Chaos, and ruler of one of the three faery courts.
Sounds crazy, right? After all, I’m a geneticist, not a slave.
Before I knew it, I was transported to another world - a world where the very landscape killed most humans. Somehow, against the odds, I survived.
But how?
And why was I here?

I soon found out that the faeries were barren and facing extinction.

The King of Shadows set before me the daunting challenge of finding out why. The consequence for failure? Facing an unbearable fate.

But someone or something was out to stop me....

My search for a solution would lead me to secrets about my own origin and to unexpected feelings for this cruel land and its harsh ruler.

Oh, Chaos! What a wild ride!



Sunday, January 12, 2020

World of the Changed, Book 2:


World of the Changed
Book 2: Pearl of the South
by Vasily Mahanenko



Release - February 14, 2020

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Chapter 1


Incoming call from Squirrel Derwin.

“So, it sank in? Great, now listen up. If you behave yourself, I’ll agree to trade your girl for a rainbow pearl. And nobody will get hurt.”
“You don’t need a unicorn, too, do you? The kind with butterflies fluttering around inside it, where they poop out caramels?” I replied angrily. Wart had called back just ten minutes after our first conversation, an eternity stretching out for me in the interim.
“Shut up! If you want your sister back, you’ll bring me a pearl. They had them in the pre-release, so you’ve got to be able to find them here, too. And you have nine days and twenty-three hours. If you make it in time, Squirrel lives. If not, she dies.”
“If she dies, you die,” I said with hatred in my voice, a fist pounding the wall in frustration.
“Oh, I couldn’t care less. Without the pearl, I won’t make it ten days, and I’m not going to die alone. You probably don’t want to know what I’ll do to this juicy little thing before I do, either. Are you picking up what I’m putting down, or do I need to give you a little motivation?”
Squirrel whimpered, Wart having apparently turned toward her.