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Viridian Gate Online: Side Quests: A litRPG Anthology

Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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The End is Coming.

An extinction-level asteroid is cannonballing toward Earth. In humanity’s final hours, a lucky few earn a one-way ticket to the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Making that leap of faith might mean survival, but it comes with a steep price tag: “Travelers” will forever be stranded as digital avatars inside a fantastical world filled with vicious monsters, all-powerful AIs, and cutthroat players. Let the games begin....

Six amazing authors. Six incredible new tales. All set in the best-selling Viridian Gate Online Universe. Side Quests is an anthology for fans, by the fans!

Included in Side Quests:

"A Gentleman’s Work" by James A. Hunter - When an Imperial Inquisitor captures a Thieves Guild Operative, Cutter must undertake a deadly rescue mission while using every grift in the book to stay one step ahead of a Headsman’s Blade. And the prize for this extraordinary quest? Nothing short of the keys to the Rowanheath Thieves Guild. Deception, subterfuge, and heavy drinking - all in a day’s work for a Gentleman...

"The Funeral Parlor" by Raymond Johnson - A young spiderling is stranded in an alien land, surrounded by hostile creatures. Forced to fight for her life in a bid to find her way home, she must transform into the predator she is destined to become or die alone and forgotten, trapped in a dark world know as the Shadowverse.

"The Raiding of Rowanheath" by J.D. Astra - The Crimson Alliance has breached the walls of Rowanheath, inciting Aleixo Carrera’s rage. Now Abby and her rag-tag invasion crew must reach the keep’s Command Center before the defending troops mobilize and shut down the takeover, else they’ll lose the battle and the war for Eldgard’s freedom.

"The Ballad of Jaro Edgewalker" by N.H. Paxton - Jaro is an assassin, and he’s good at it. But when he finds a foe that is insurmountable by normal means and uncovers a plot to destroy everything he loves, Jaro has to balance his morality with his love for his friends and make an incredibly difficult decision.

"Buried Alive" by Nicholas Reid - Carlos Vega thinks he’s escaping certain death by entering the virtual world of V.G.O., but instead he’s swallowed alive by the deadly Barren Sands. He’ll have to overcome the riddles and horrors of a long-forgotten temple in order to escape, but can he do it before the evil sealed there centuries ago finds him?

"A Final Kindness" by D.J. Bodden - Alan Campbell was a talker, not a fighter, until someone murdered his girl. He’d almost given up on finding the killers; now he’s got a fresh lead, a trio of mercenaries who outclass him in every way but his wits. He’ll cheat, bluff, and steal to get his revenge, and as one of V.G.O.’s immortal travelers, he’s willing to die trying.

©2018 James Hunter (P)2019 James Hunter

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  • Michael N
  • 2019-03-05

fantastic!!

Loved all the stories. Sound booth theater did a fantastic job. adding sound effect to make the book more immersive. I enjoyed it very so much I'm on my second listen.

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  • Mo
  • 2019-05-01

Pleasant surprise

I wasn't sure that this collect would be as good as the original books, but they were all good and some stories were really fun.

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  • Devin Zimmer
  • 2019-03-16

Great Start

This was a great way to introduce additional characters and stories into the VGO universe. I loved the combination of voice actors as well. Looking forward to the full stories of the new characters. Well done to all!

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  • Matthew
  • 2019-03-04

More PLEASE

I cant get enough of the VGO universe every story that comes out makes me want more and more!

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  • Heather A. Ranier
  • Orlando, FL USA
  • 2019-08-15

Surprisingly Good!

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Firebrand off shoot (it may have just been the writer) and the Osmark book was just okay, so I was wary to stray from main storyline again, but I thoroughly enjoyed all these stories (and finally loved the writing/performance for Abby and Otto in their short story- two characters I’ve wanted to like who were treated haphazardly in Firebrand). I really look forward to seeing some of these characters again in the main story, like Sheklak (sp) and the Illusionist.

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  • J. T. Burman
  • Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2019-05-30

Don't skip the Spanish narration

The obnoxious faux-Spanish narrator's story includes a bunch of things that usually cause me to get grumpy. Such as, for example, the mispronunciation -- by the interface narrator -- of "Thanatos." But don't skip it. You'll want to hear the ending.

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  • Cheryl
  • 2019-05-02

Should have sticked with Arman Taylor.

The sound effects are annoying. The narrators didn't even try to mimic Taylor's character voices.

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  • wynaut
  • 2019-04-28

Meh

This was all right I guess I probably personally didn’t care for it because of the changing of characters constantly

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  • Lichan
  • 2019-04-18

meh

The lisp was distracting from the story itself. Will probably never listen beyond the first story again.

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  • T. F. Coleman
  • 2019-04-09

Not a great VGO offshoot

Without the lead protagonist and antagonist of the main VGO storyline, there’s only a few chapters are worth anything. I thought it a good idea to expand the VGO world out into different subplots, but it just doesn’t deliver.

Viridian Gate Online is still a great series, though.