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ソードアート・オンライン2: アインクラッド (Sword Art Online Light Novel #2)

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クリアするまで脱出不可能のデスバトルMMO『ソードアート・オンライン』に接続した主人公・キリト。最上階層を目指す攻略組の彼以外にも、様々な職業や考え方を持つプレイヤーがそこには存在していた。彼らはログアウト不可能という苛烈な状況下でも、生き生きと暮らし、喜び笑い、そして時には泣いて、ただゲームを楽しんでいた。ビーストテイマーのシリカ、鍛冶屋の女店主・リズベット、謎の幼女・ユイ、そして黒い剣士が忘れることの出来ない少女・サチ。ソロプレイヤー・キリトが彼女たちと交わした、四つのエピソードを、今紐解く。 ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published August 10th 2009 by ASCII Media Works
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Niquie
What a disappointment. I liked Sword Art Online Aincrad book one, sure it had its flaws, but as it was the author’s first book I didn’t mind. Not only was the story idea interesting (I love trapped in a game stories), but it was one of the easiest books I have ever read.

So why was book two agony to read?

The main problem was how the book was written. It’s a collection of four short stories that take place during the two years the players are trapped in the game. I knew that going in, I was actu
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Leonard Anthony
Volume 2 of Sword Art Online is set before the end of Volume 1 (which had Kirito clearing the game). This volume featured four short stories, each one pairing Kirito with a different girl he met during his two years in SAO.

The first story, The Black Swordsman (Aincrad 35th floor, February 2024), features the beast tamer Scilica, and how Kirito helped her restore life to her dragon pet, as well as hunting down some player-killers.

The second story, Warmth of the Heart (Aincrad 48th floor, June 20
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Dan
Short stories, set before and during the events of Book 1. Kirito hangs out with the newbies. Creative, but after a while it gets a tiny bit weird how Kirito is hanging out with a different (female) newbie in each story.
Justin Lam
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Becca
I LOVED this! I really enjoyed getting more detailed looks at how Kirito met and first interacted with each of the four female characters showcased in this light novel. I liked how they each had their own short story. I found it a lot easier getting through the book, having the story being split up into smaller, separate sections. I enjoyed this one more than the previous, and I think that's because it wasn't quite as familiar to me as the whole, main arc of the Aincrad plotline.

I also realized
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Shannon J.
I liked two of the four stories, which wasn't bad really. I could do with less 'all the girls fall for Kirito' and more 'action adventure' but it wasn't bad. Moderately recomended.
Pranith Madishetti
Sword Art Online Book 2 Aincrad
Reki Kawahara

This is the second book the the series. Also, adapted into the first season of the anime. All this is really is is a compilation of side stories. It just adds more to Kirito's adventure in Aincrad. It shows his encounters and experiences with other people and groups. It shows what happened to make him dislike guilds so much, it shows his character grow from the beginning of the death game to the end. It also introduces and gives a back-story to the cha
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Doug
In my review of the first book, I mentioned my fairly deep love for the concept of the game world but disappointment in the actual way the storyline was forged. For those like me, this is the volume that makes things interesting.

The first light novel jumps from Day 1 to Day 700+. This is an understandable tactic, because it skips out on the hours of grinding and confusion that would have been present, and gets to the mythos of the world a lot quicker, but is also heartbreaking because it ignore
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Alf
Ok I'm hooked. This book left what the other one did not and that is loose ends. I mean sure he had to find Asuna at the end but that didn't seem like it would be that hard, now we have all sorts of things: his family, his relationships with Klein and Sachi grew, more characters were introduced and that necklace he gets at the end has to do something. Kawahara you sly devil! You got me, I might have to continue this series until the end.
Matisse
Kawahara is one of those "auteur" novelists. This second volume in the Sword Art Online saga is a collection of short stories that both occur before and weave around the narrative of its predecessor. It's ambitious. It also shows that Kawahara has writing chops. He narrates from third-person limited, first-person but a different character, and finally back to the original first-person voice without breaking a sweat.

Unfortunately, these types of volumes do have a drawback. They aren't cohesive.
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Alexandria Tale
This is the collection of Kirito's short stories in SAO. It consists of:

1. The Black Swordsman (Aincrad 35th Floor, February 2024)
2. Warmth of the Heart (Aincrad 48th Floor, June 2024)
3. Morning Dew Girl (Aincrad 22nd Floor, October 2024)
4. Red-nosed Reindeer (Aincrad 46th Floor, December 2023)
Alec Cameron
This Review is for only those who have read my first review of the first book (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...)
A year after the SAO started (Death Game name given to it by the players)
Kirito (the hero) is currently in a guild raid. These types of events happen when players got togther to clear a boss floor. Throught SAO there are 100 Floors each containing a boss. The whole game takes place on a floating castle called Aincrid. Later in the book Kirito and Asuna end up falling in love b
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Nikki
The one in which everyone is in love with Kirito. What the hell, author? Not every female character in existence needs to be in love with your hero.

(Yes, yes I know that one technically isn't in love with him, but they regularly share a bed. Close enough.)
Lissa Valle
I'm a bit emotional since I just finished the book three seconds ago and the final story was so sad.

But I'll try to review it in a satisfactory manner.

So this book was a series of short stories featuring Kirito and four important women in his life. All of these women were of lower level than him, but they meant so much to him and taught him some very important lessons. The way it was divided up it felt like he was the Doctor and these women were his companions XD They joined him in fantastic a
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N Islam
Loved it. Great sequel to the first. Translation was a bit rough, but nice. Again, the story stays true to the characters. Although a bit cheesy, I enjoyed it.
Alifa Fathia
I always enjoy reading non-linear plot, including this one. This book consist four side stories during the events in book 1.
Louisa Untario
All of these short stories and tidbits are what makes SAO great. We get to know the lovable casts even more.
Steve
Four short stories from the Sword Art Online Aincrad world. As per the Anime.

Enjoyable enough.
Laura
A collection of short stories that bring more depth to the first novel and delight my poor heart.
Brenda Salas
This book....oh my gosh this book. It was AMAZING as the first. I was highly looking forward to it, and got it as soon as it came out.

The four stories are just amazing, my favorite being the red nosed reindeer. Seriously, I was near tears at the end, and the drawing just made me more emotional. I even went so far as to say, "My little Kirito." I generally dub characters as 'mine' when they make me really emotional. I LOVED the development we saw in Kirito in this book.

I highly recommend it.
Hud-c
Actually finished my review on this one but since I didn't brought my notes today and the broadband stick was not working last night, I have to postpone posting a review.

I actually finished Vol 8 of SAO last night. Wow, not even a week had passed and I'm about to finish the entire volumes of SAO.


REVIEW OCT. 23, 2012

SAO Vol 2 is comprise of four short stories that occured parallel to the events in SAO Vol 1. It follows the adventure of Kirito in Aincrad and reprises the role of other characters
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Miquel
(spoiler FREE review!)

The book have 4 side stories that are not included in the first book. They are really in the same style as the first book and even one of the stories is a very important event mentioned in the main plot. The stories are very interesting, but they lack "something". Probably I feel it this way because they are thought as side stories, but they could have been more powerful if written along with the main plot. They are like "patches", It's like the author always had those even
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Evil
4.5 stars
Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
I was in a long reading slump since the end of January, that's why I haven't finished a book since. Any book I tried reading, I just couldn't get past twenty something pages, it wasn't because the book was bad or anything, I think maybe I wasn't in the mood or I had to read a few textbooks for school that I was tired of reading or something, I don't know, but since this semester is almost over, I think I'm slowly getting back into reading.


I'll write my review for this book soon.


My book blog: naz
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Namtarn Chawanrat
It's a sub-story of SAO. Actually it's what happen in Aincrad before they cleared the game. It's still nice to see a re-told story even though I already watched a show. Through the characters' views, things are little different. It can be boring at some point too (in case you watch the anime) cause you already know what is gnn happen next.
Jessica
The second book in the SAO series isn't a sequel, but a collection of short stories that happened in the SAO world before the ending of the first book. These stories were added into the anime as well! You get to meet different characters, see Kirito in more settings, and learn even more interesting facts about the mechanics of the game/world these players are living in. I love all the characters in this book series!! Asuna is my all time favorite though, she is just too cool.

Read my full review
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BA Matthews
I admit... the writing isn't the best I've ever seen, but some of that comes from the fact that its being translated out of its original Japanese and into English.

Even with that barrier, I still cried when Sachi started singing for Kirito. Read this or watch the anime. Don't deprive yourself of such a great story.
Aleena
I loved this book better than the first. I think it's personally nice for Reki Kawahara to include the middle-level players, but I personally think that Kirito does not really need a harem. I do love Yui though. The harem felt somewhat forced, but I still like these short stories better than the first.
Houssem MENHOUR
Featuring more stories from SAO world, before the end of the first volume.
what I've said about the first volume here can be said too about this one.
Gustavo
Well this novel was about side stories, I like a lot the story of Silica and Hachi, they were touching more the Hachi's story
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Kawahara Reki (川原礫) is the writer of Sword Art Online and Accel World. He also uses the pen name Kunori Fumio. His hobby is cycling.
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“We definitely don't exist just for the sake of welcoming death someday; I believe we live for the sake of living on." —Kazuto Kirigaya "Kirito" (Sword Art Online)” 64 likes
“To me, you'll always be like a bright star that shines and guides me
from the opposite end of a dark alley. Good-bye, Kirito. It was really
fortunate of me to have met you and to have been with you. — Sachi”
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