Travail Online by Brian Simons
Book 1: Soulkeeper
A corrupt server, a murderous NPC, and an impossible quest: Save the game. At all costs.
Coral joined the immersive virtual reality video game Travail Online because her waitressing job, like so many other jobs, was automated by a growing robot workforce. She starts as a Seamstress, hoping to craft useful clothing in-game to sell for real life cash. The game, however, has other ideas. She soon discovers a knack for peeling the skins off creatures she never thought she'd lay hands on and crafting grotesque wearables from them instead.
What starts off as job replacement quickly launches an adventure of epic proportions through a virtual reality world filled with magic, intrigue, and betrayal. Can she and her new friends rescue the MMORPG world of Travail from death and defeat before it comes crashing down, taking the world economy with it?
©2017 Brian Simons (P)2017 Brian Simons
Book 2: Resurrection
Coral, Daniel, and their friends have their heads in the game. But what happens when the game gets in their heads?
Staying alive in Travail is Coral's one shot at a livelihood, but the game's new content threatens to destroy the in-game economy worldwide. When a newly resurrected god starts mind-hacking players and affecting their real world behavior, Coral can't just stand by, even when getting involved may cause more harm than good.
Welcome to Travail, where hard play makes fun work!
Resurrection is the second audiobook in the Travail Online series. Find out whether Coral and Daniel can keep their wits about them long enough to save Travail from the brink of world war and psychological destruction. Start listening today!
©2017 Brian Simons (P)2018 Brian Simons