Manifest by Cody Whitfill (The Fairy’s Tale #1)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 454 Kb
Manifest : Tricked. Hoodwinked. Swindled. Betrayed. Take your pick.
Once upon a time, the inhabitants of Earth got hosed.
Not long ago, GameChangers released their newest virtual reality game- Manifest. A game of exotic magic and fantastic adventure. A game where each player ‘manifested’ with their optimal race, class, and attributes. A game of infinite possibilities where you could be your truest self.
The game was an instant success, drawing countless players from across the globe. Manifest turned out to be much more than a mere game, however. It was a weapon for the single most destructive terrorism attack in history.
It happened in an instant. Millions of people all falling into unshakable comas. Doctors, politicians, police, soldiers, teachers… none were spared. Global infrastructures failed, and chaos reigned supreme.
Oliver must now make the most important decision of his life. Will he follow his remaining family into the game, knowingly condemning his own body to death, or should he stay and help rebuild a society that had so easily cast him aside? The decision was irreversible. There would be no turning back.
Will he Manifest?
“The cars may be immobilized, but the people were anything but. Hundreds, or maybe thousands, were running in all directions. They streamed along the sidewalks and in between, and even over the stalled cars in extreme desperation. More than a few scuffles broke out. These were mostly fear or panic induced fistfights, but he was certain he heard a few gunshots above the cacophony of noise. Between all the screaming, crying, honking, shouting, and fighting, the overall sound was staggering.
Oliver couldn’t tell for sure, but he thought he saw a woman get knocked down by a heavy-set man wearing a black leather jacket. The man never even glanced her way to check if she was alright. Ollie never saw her resurface, and assumed she was likely trampled by the crazed mob. She was far from the only casualty.
Looking straight down, he saw many try to storm his building. They may have just been trying to get off the street for safety, but Garrett, their doorman/bouncer, was having none of it. His job was to make sure his building was safe and secure, and that is exactly what he did. The gate remained closed to all from the outside, and Ollie saw many people turn away in frustration and despair.”