Saga (Epic #2)
Ghost is part of a street hacker airboard gang who lives to break rules. When they realize that their world—Saga—is being periodically invaded by strange human beings, they don’t know what to do. That is, until they learn the complicated truth: Saga is not just their world. It is a sentient computer game, the replacement to...more
Eric and his new girlfriend are vacationing when a new computer game infiltrates the system of EPIC. Everything except Cindella disappears, and a new game is left in its place. The new game of Saga has similarities to the old game; it revolves around class and trying to improve one's standard of living.
However, Cindella begins to realize that this new game - is not really a game. She also learns that the mastermind behind the game put a little som ...more
Taking a step back, I'm frequently amazed by how much really good literature - or well-crafted, interesting, and compelling reading - is available for teens and young adults today. Having picked the first one, Epic, off my son's bookshelf a while back, I enjoyed it and thought it was a lot better than the far too generic stuff we were fed as kids, bu ...more
The inhabitants of Saga live in a rigid class system based on the color of the card you hold. The majority of the citizens hold red cards, the card that represents the lowest class, and live a dreary existence.
Ghost a ...more
It is told from multiple perspectives but otherwise is told like many other books. It is mainly about the link between two universes, as the Saga has become so advanced that all the beings in the ...more
Cool setting, and the tiered society with their various colors was interesting. Ghost and the crew she spends time with were enjoyable. I also liked the ability of some individuals to step out of the game universe a ...more
Class: L-A2 (FP)
(Second book of the Epic Trilogy; it could be read as a stand-alone novel)
I've enjoyed the first of this series and more so for this second book: simple but wonderful characters and a story intriguing and well told. Perhaps it is for younger readers and sometimes is too ingenuous but a good book all the same.
The world (3,75) is a sci-fi dystopian world... a double dystopian world really: a planet where colonists went after some great war on Earth, and a virtual game wor ...more
1. Erik is back! As Cindella, too - it's interesting to see him (her?) from somebody else's point of view.
2. The whole concept of the RAL's are so ingenious - we were already introduced to the idea that some beings of the game developed a conscience in Epic, and that is further explored in ...more
This time around the world is gritty, dark and much more like a science fiction novel than the fantasy world presented in Epic. Saga was a computer game created on earth over 2 000 years ago, but the game came to develop is own intelligence and grew sentient beings called RAL. Most people in this world have no idea that they're world isn't "real" per-se. Likewise when all the former players from Epic come to Saga, they have no ...more
"After twenty-seven seconds sp ...more
Also erst einmal habe ich mich tierisch geärgert, das nirgendwo draufstand, dass es ein 2. Teil ist. Der erste Teil heißt „Epic“ und dieser hier baut darauf auf. Somit war gerade der Anfang unheimlich anstrengend und verwirrend. Grundsätzlich war die Grundhandlung über ein Computerspiel, das irgendwann autonom geworden ist, ganz interessant, obwohl es aus meiner Sicht zu utopisch und verwirrend war. Computer-begeisterte Jugendliche könnten das anders sehen und ich denke das dieses ...more
The plot is somewhat complicated. It primarily follows an "anarcho-punk" named Ghost who has no memory of her past. She lives in a computer game called Saga, whose characters/inhabitants have become self-aware ...more
Saga is another massive virtual reality game, but in this one the NPCs (non-player characters) have become sentient. They live their own lives in a futuristic society where socio-economic classes are kept strictly in their places. Ghost is an ...more
I decided I wanted to read it too, so I looked for it on BookMooch. There was one copy available, so I requested it. I'll write a proper review after I've read it.
I enjoyed this book well enough. It held my interest, although it was a bit longer than it really needed to be.
There is no romance or sex in this book, although the beginnings of romance were vaguely hinted ...more
Another fantastic alternate-society book from Kostick. This book picks up after Epic ended, but it follows a new set of principal characters. The main c ...more
|My Independent Reading: A review of Saga by Conor Kostic||1||1||Jan 11, 2016 04:27PM|
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. sci fi distopia-girl named Ghost, expert pickpocket finds out she lives in a videogame [s]||5||32||May 06, 2014 02:00PM|