Gong and Chalice. Book 4
By: Andrey Vasilyev
Genre: LitRPG, Young Adult, fantasy, adventure, Role Playing & Fantasyaction
Coups, brides, and quests. A recruitment office and a Recruitment Sergeant, it’s a new thing for Hagen the Warrior but nostalgia for Kif as he ponders joining a ‘Free Company’ heading South. But is he ready for what awaits him? And is the final Dryad worth it as the quest comes to its epic conclusion.
As the Dryad Quest finally comes to an end Kif must first start a revolution in Fayroll. Only a Palace Coup can complete the quest and change the rulers of the West. But finally, he gets to meet an old God of Fayroll. But it isn’t as he expected. Kif gets drawn into an even bigger and more important quest than anyone could have imagined but are his manners good enough to please the god so he can do it? Probably not, but only he can decide if he continues the adventure with the knowledge that time is running out as his Villa Bride waits for him and the punishment if he fails to return to her in time.
Meanwhile, in the real world a ‘nice’ visit from Vika’s sister, the mysterious Elina, reveals a gaming secret and causes turmoil for Harry. Not to mention troublesome work colleagues and an expanding staff, as The Fayroll Times grows in popularity and staff. It is a busy time for Kif.
Expertly mixing the real world and game world like few other books can achieve this series is really a masterpiece of LitRPG. The synergy between the worlds is natural and both the in-game and real-world narrative is highly engaging and entertaining while developing the story to an exciting climax.
Fayroll continues to grow as a series. With a return of good humor, excellent descriptions and its almost cinematic imagery, Vasilyev continues to demonstrate his exceptional skills as a writer. The fans of Fayroll enjoy the series with every new book. This is an excellent example of LitRPG filled with all the fantasy and sword and sorcery a reader could ask for.
Translated by Jared Firth, keeping close to the original text of Vasilyev’s fantasy Juggernaut, including cultural references adapted for the English mindset. This is especially beneficial when it comes to the author’s sense of humor.
I believe Vasilyev to be the only author who’s achieved such a credible mix of real life and virtual reality. This alone is enough to put Fayroll in Top-5 of Russian LitRPG titles.
G. Akella, the author of “Realm of Arkon”
Harriton Nikiforov is a binge-drinking tabloid reporter who embarks on the business trip of a lifetime, to the virtual world of Fayroll. The future is already here, and Harry is experiencing it first-hand. He, of all people, knows that virtual reality can become larger than life—and a computer game can be More Than a Game. The insanely popular Russian Fayroll series by Andrey Vasilyev is at long last available in English. It currently comprises twelve titles, with—let
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