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Epic (Hardcover)

Author:  Conor Kostick
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0670061794
ISBN-13: 9780670061792
Sku: 202837508
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1.5T
Pages:  364
Age Range:  16 to UP
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Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Everyone plays. If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get more supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing.

When Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends find themselves up against with the ultimate masters of the game: the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying Epic''s tyranny over New Earth. But if they lose . . .

From the Publisher:
Knowing that successfully playing the game Epic will determine the quality of one's life on New Earth, Erik decides to risk it all to avenge his parents and subvert the rules of the game, but he ends up coming face-to-face with the Committee--the tyrannical rulers of the land.Knowing that successfully playing the game Epic will determine the quality of one's life on New Earth, Erik decides to risk it all to avenge his parents and subvert the rules of the game, but he ends up coming face-to-face with the Committee--the tyrannical rulers of the land.

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"Kostick manages to aim his allegory at two separate targets: the pointless wastefulness of a government too big to correct its course or even know its true nature, and, on a slightly more trivial note, the waste of time gamers spend in their online 'second lives." 5/21/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0364
Product attributePublisher:   Viking Children's Books
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