Inferno : Play to Live

  • by D. Rus
  • Narrated by Michael Goldstrom
  • Series: Play to Live
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The fabric of reality is bursting at the seams. The gnolls' negotiators are knocking at the gates of the Kremlin. Ancient half-forgotten gods take on a new lease on life as AlterWorld's avatars. A spark of the Creator's almighty will is still alive in the hearts of millions of players, obeying the impulses of their faith and knowledge while reshaping the Universe to suit their unspoken needs.
Initially AlterWorld came complete with infernal planes. So how about confronting a few demons? Not the cartoon characters dreamed up by some game designer: These are the true spawn of evil, archdemons and princes of hell, the vengeful retributors that our faith has delivered unto this newborn world.
Max has a lot on his plate. As a clan and alliance leader, he has to repay his debt to the gods and prepare for the upcoming battle for the First Temple. And still, how could he say no to a potential ally? Could he leave desperate fellow players without help? And how could he ignore the vast unclaimed territories just begging to be taken? Soon the volcanic wastelands of Inferno will shudder from the march of the steel legions. Its lands will awaken to the tramping of the countless mounts, players' pets, and familiars - and groan under the thunderous gait of the many assault golems.


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Customer Reviews

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please more :)

please begin making so many more of this series added on to audible I would kill for more :) I love his series lol
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- Blake

Still good, but losing steam...

The book definitely isn't bad by any means. It was engaging and entertaining, but it lacked a lot of spark that made books 1 and 2 so great. My concerns that I voiced in my review of book three are ampified to some extent in this installment. They were also softened by criticism of secret police, the Russian government, and generalized corruption. As long as it's not the protagonist being corrupt. Then it's absolutely justified.

The main problem with books like these, or really any progressive fantasy/sci-fi, is the danger of making the protagonists overpowered. Rus has turned Max to 11 in this installment. It lost a lot of the danger or dramatic quality, making him so extremely powerful. I will grant this- this may have been necessary for the coming books as there appears to be an extremely powerful enemy on its way.

There were also a number of plot gaps and/or bizarre reactions to major events. Perhaps this is more of the glorius Russian Spirit coming through, who am I to judge.

Again, I did enjoy this book and finished it in record time. It was entertaining and carried me along without much trouble. I just have to be honest about my perceptions of flaws or cracks in the foundation. If we only focused on 'atta boys' reviews would be meaningless. I said it in book III's review (I believe), but I'll say it again here: I fully accept that some of the issues I am having with the series are the result of translation error and/or cultural divide.

Still worth a credit, but I have grave concerns about the future books, if we ever get them on audible.
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- Charlie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios