By Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
In an international complete to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be much less attracted to saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's really grumpy. Plus, he's been useless for roughly sixty years [≈ ordinary human existence expectancy at start, 2011 estimate]. whilst a renegade necromancer wrenches him from everlasting shut eye and right into a international long gone extraordinarily, bizarrely fallacious, all Jim wishes is to discover the way to die effectively, as soon as and for all.
On his facet, he's acquired a number of shambling corpses, a clumsy thief, and a strong loss of life want. yet he's up opposed to difficult odds: indignant mobs of adventurers, a physique falling aside on the seams and a crew of programmers racing a time limit to hammer out the previous few insects of their AI.
Mogworld is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation). Mogworld is a comic book myth novel within the culture of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, with a video-game twist: the most personality is a minor personality in a vastly multiplayer on-line role-playing video game.
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Mogworld by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw