Samuel Sattin, with illustrations by Katie Longua
(Tapas Media, January 2017)
After entering a controversial VR program known as Aya, a young woman named Rory finds herself in a strange and dangerous fantasy world, with no memory of how she got there…
Rory, who’s been battling depression caused by her guilt over a terrible accident, agrees to try Aya in a last ditch effort to turn her life around. But when she wakes up in magical forest armed with a glowing white staff, a mysterious map, and a testy little fox-bat named Igus whispering to her about imminent dangers, she discovers that fantasy might not be so pleasant, either.
Magic, madness, and monsters await, as Rory tries to uncover why she’s been charged to destroy an entity known only as Golmath.
Ready your Astoral and learn the language of The Silent. Welcome to Adventure Quest.
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Samuel Sattin is a novelist, comics creator, essayist, and teacher. He is the author of the comic book series Legend (Z2 Comics), and the novels The Silent End (Ragnarok) and League of Somebodies (Dark Coast Press). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Salon, io9, Kotaku, Bleeding Cool, The Good Men Project, LitReator, SF Signal, The Rumpus and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College. He currently teaches at the California College of the Arts, and lives in Oakland, California.