Hyperversum Next

by Cecilia Randall

Phoenix, Arizona, sometime in the near future: Alexandra Freeland is furious because her poor grades in physics force her to cancel her first date with Brad. She paces the study of her father, Daniel, until an ancient volume attracts her attention. It is an illuminated manuscript, and inside she finds a mysterious card signed by Ian, Daniel’s best friend and step-brother, with a password on it. Alex turns on her father’s old computer and discovers an antiquated version of a cult video game: Hyperversum, known for its veracity in recreating the medieval world. Alex creates and avatar and begins a session…

Saint Germain, northwest France, 13th century: Alex walks through the heart of a lively village, admiring the detailed reconstruction of the shops, streets, and people. But soon her surprise gives way to stronger emotions: Hyperversum is not only a video game, it is a parallel reality and Alex is not able to exit. Witness to a crime, her existence is in danger. She must learn to make her way amid plots and sword fights, as well as to handle her relationship with Marc, the troubled and fascinating son of the Falcon of the King.

Cecilia Randall (Modena, Italy) is one of the most highly regarded authors of fantasy. Her trilogy, Hyperversum, sold more than 180,000 copies in Italy. After publishing Gens Arcana and Millennio di fuoco (Mondadori), she has returned to the world of Hyperversum, the narrated universe that her reading public adores. www.ceciliarandall.it

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