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80AD The Jewel of Asgard (Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Aiki Flinthart , Jason Seabaugh
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Book Description

Take a very ordinary, very unhappy 14 year old boy, Phoenix. He's bored by school, hates his step-father, feels like he has no control over his life. In fact, the only things he does like are computer games and martial arts.
Add a smart, miserable 14 year old girl, Jade. She's the youngest of seven girls; teased and picked on; a misfit; her own mother doesn't get her. All she likes is books and botany.
Throw both these kids into a computer game - 80AD - AND into their avatar's bodies. Phoenix and Jade aren't 14 year old kids any longer. They're 17 year old warriors, confused and trapped in an ancient world of warfare, magic and death. They're stuck in 80AD Britain To Phoenix, it's fun - a gamer's dream come true. To Jade, it's a nightmare.

In order to get home, they have to play out Level One of 80AD. They have to find the Jewel of Asgard.

To do that, they must face murderous thieves, creatures of the Dywyllwch Brennau, uncanny powers of the Druids and the might of the invading Roman army.

Can they master their new bodies and survive in Iron Age Britain?

Can they beat the Romans to the Jewel and win Level One?

Will they make it home or will they be defeated by their arch-enemy, Feng Zhudai?
If he wins, they are stuck in 80AD forever - but is that so bad?


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  • File Size: 332 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087Z9FLU
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story - Nice Detail - YA June 24, 2012
By PNB
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This story is based on a premsis which you might think isn't that orginal. I don't think it is giving anything away (as it's in the Books description) that the story is based on kids getting drawn into a fantasy computer game. What you realise, as you read it, is that the author goes into thoughts and details that less considered books just overlook. This doesn't bog down the story, but adds a realism that lifts it out of the run of the mill YA stories and makes it a worth while read.

I am onto the second in the series and am looking forward to what happens next! If you didn't go onto the second book, I think you would be happy with the rounded out story in the first book.... but you certianly know there are more to come...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two kids, a computer game, and a fantastic world! August 30, 2012
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When I first saw this series I could not believe that the entire series was free! (At the time of my reading) So I downloaded all books and started with this first book.

Two teens, Phoenix and Jade struggle in their family life and are stoked to dive into an unreleased new MMORPG fantasy game. As they play they discover that they are stuck! To their surprise and to Phoenix's chagrin any damage their avatar receives damages them. This pleases Phoenix who has always dreamed of doing this for real but Jade who understands that they could die (both digitally and physically) isn't too happy about the situation. Especially since they only have 7 lives!!! They discover that they have to beat 5 levels and the big bad evil sorcerer at the last level to leave the game and save their world from destruction. They struggle to understand what it is they have to do and make some good friends along the way which aid them in their journey. Can they do it?!

Such a pleasure to read even as an adult and I believe youth will find this book to be easy to read and enjoyable. No language or any other distasteful stuff (in game people do die). I would recommend this book to my own little cousins. This book and series is well worth the read. Please enjoy!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read June 29, 2012
By Jetpack
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I was able to pick up Book 1 of the 80 AD series for free. It's 3,542 locations long.

80 AD refers to a computer game, being played by the two main characters. The game sounds a lot like Dark Age of Camelot, which I played years ago, except with live Romans, not dead ones. Or at least, the dead ones don't walk around yet.

The idea of players being in the game goes back a long time, but the author has put together a very readable and enjoyable story.

I was a bit irritated by the two main characters being stereotypical. The girl has never played a game before, and the boy is great at them. Probably because my wife has played MMO's as long as I have, but I just don't buy that stereotype any longer.

Jade and Phoenix. I really wish those weren't their real names. They just sound like character names. I'm willing to accept that Jade couldn't think of a character name, but I can guarantee that if Phoenix played computer RPG's, he had a stable of names that he would have picked from, and it probably wouldn't have been his own name. OR if did, that says a lot. Hmm, actually, that might fit the personality. OK - I withdraw that complaint.

It's interesting - Phoenix really annoys me. Jade is OK as a character, yet I find the whole works quite well. I'm not completely sure why - perhaps it's due to the two next main characters being so believable. There is also a very good use of the Command spell.

There are a couple of missing words, or words in the wrong order. One more edit run would help with that.

Loved the twist about the Jewel of Asgard. Loved the author forcing his characters to face how they were going to survive. The lack of toilet paper is one of the reasons I have no interest in time travel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every MMORPG player dreams of writing this novel April 5, 2013
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80AD level one The Jewel of Asgard by Aiki Flinthart

This novel reminded me of an MMORPG-oh wait-it really is an MMORPG. I think anyone hooked on those MMORPG's has often wondered what it would be like to be in the game-really in the game. If you're like me and you know that your avatars have all died at least 30 times or more then it's only a passing thought. One that you let go of really quickly.

Of course this one is a free one- in fact all five books are free- and that's all five levels. Of course we've all often thought about writing a book based on our favorite game and so here we have someone who has- well I think the game is made up- but it all works in the way expected. I'm a fan of Science Fiction but having delved into to MMORPG's I had to check these books out.

80AD is targeted to young adults but it's a pretty darn good story and its quite entertaining for all ages. There are two major characters Phoenix and Jade the to unsuspecting teens who will get trapped in the game. Phoenix builds his character out of his desire to escape from his stepfather's abrasive behavior. Phoenix needs something to take out his aggressions on so he creates a warrior. Jade doesn't fit in and has been hoping if she hides that the rest of here family her 6 older sisters will forget about her and leave her behind. When she gets that wish she finds herself with a free night and obtains permission to play the game on her father's computer. She is intelligent and knowledgeable about herbs and healing plants so of course she creates an Elvin halfbreed healer/magic Avatar.

The story starts with Long Baiyu - a prisoner below someones castle or keep- using magic as his last resort to possible escape.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MG historical fantasy
Excellent choice for the intended audience, which crosses over nicely for adult enjoyment. I found myself stopping to Google something a couple of times. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rita Book
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Published 2 months ago by Danielle Csuk
3.0 out of 5 stars 80AD, a little jewel of a book.
This book started well and as the characters grew and move through the story ,I was drawn along with them. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patrick Boylan
4.0 out of 5 stars but good all the same
More of a kids book, but good all the same.
Published 2 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun idea, great for kids and adults
The book draws you in and weaves a nice story of the protagonists pulled into the computer game - 80 AD. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun romp
Fun little read. I would recommend if you like fantasy novels. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Published 3 months ago by John A.
5.0 out of 5 stars not a new concept but so well done!
I kind of just want to shake the chick/girl. Who plays adventure/kill stuff games that doesn't want to, you know, kill stuff? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Whichy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I picked up all the 80AD books for my kindle and I have to say I am quite happy with the books. So far I have enjoyed reading them and would recommend them to anyone.
Published 4 months ago by Chris Hoffpauir
5.0 out of 5 stars A light, fast-paced adventure that's highly enjoyable.
I was looking for a quick, fun read that wouldn't be too involved to enjoy bit by bit as I read it in between activities on holiday last week. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kimberley
5.0 out of 5 stars 80AD The Jewel of Asgard
This is the first book in a series of five books. So far from what I have finished with the series, it seems like the series will be a good one.
Published 5 months ago by E. Fay Shipman
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