by Conor Kostick
On the planet of New Earth, a computer game, Epic, was created to provide an emotional outlet for the displaced people of Earth. Now, Epic seems more real than life away from the screen. Erik and his friends spend all of their time playing Epic. One day, Erik decides to shake things up. He creates a new avatar, Cindella, with an unconventional skill set. Surprising things begin happening in Epic when Cindella begins to play. Her unusual skills seem to make the game more vivid and exciting than ever. As Cindella plays her way through the game, Erik and his friends discover a way to take down the entire corrupt government and change the way Epic is played, and the way their lives are lived, forever.