NEW RELEASE SPOTLIGHT: THE LAST GAME BY LANCE S. TAYLOR | REVIEW
The Last Game by: Lance S. Taylor
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: Feb 4, 2021
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Cael is a bridger, someone whose job consists of saving people who get trapped in the Bridge, the ethereal space between the real world and VirtuaNet, the world’s leading online game. His high genetic compatibility with the online world allows him to bridge, but it comes at a price. Any injury his character sustains in the game, he will suffer in the real world.
Cael is also committed to reform a society that forces blind adherence to dissonant values in exchange for a comfortable existence. But this commitment exacts a heavy toll on Cael, a declining client base, and a starving family.
So just when Cael is ready to forsake his beliefs and risk his soul in order to save his family, an influential young woman in need of someone who’d risk his life in VirtuaNet, offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. Wealth beyond his wildest dreams and social influence to implement the needed reforms.
I am going to try and keep the spoilers to myself. I was intrigued when I read the book's synopsis. And I was hooked from the first chapter. You done did good, Mr. Taylor. Not only is the book well written, but Cael's character arc is amazing. And the VirtuaNet is brilliant. Everything about this book was brilliant. I don't want to compare this book to another, but I definitely think readers and fans of Ready Player One will definitely enjoy The Last Game. I loved it and I highly recommend it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my participation in a blog tour, with YABoundBookTours. This review is my own opinion and remains voluntary.
About the Author: Lance S. Taylor is the pseudonym of an author who
preferred books to toys as a toddler and was already writing short stories in
grade school. Soon, he discovered anime and video games, especially JRPGs,
which led him to write original scenarios that he still hopes will get adapted
into a Tales series videogame. He’s been always creating worlds of his own, for
others to leap into. He lives in a tropical paradise, where he spends his time
deciding which of his many ideas gets written into a novel and creating
characters whom you’ll get to know and care about as if they were your lifelong