Sunday, April 30, 2017

Magic Dome Books library

This post is a library. All titles published by Magic Dome Books that you can read online are gathered here. We tried to make it useful for people with different reading preferences. For example, RoyalRoadL - white font on black screen with spaces between paragraphs, Wattpad - for those who read on tablets etc. We'll keep updating the list so there is always something new to read.

Numbers in the table are showing the amount of published chapters (and they also are direct links to the text). Updated links are marked red

Last updates:  
April 20 - The Hour of Pain - The WotS-5 ending told from the viewport of Anastaria.
April 8 - Free short story in our blog by P. Kornev: Leopold Orso and the Case of the Bloody Tree.
April 7 - New book: The Neuro, B2.
April 2 - New release: The Way of the Shaman, B5.
March 31 - Two new audiobooks: The Dark Herbalist, B1; Dark Paladin, B1
March 17 - New Chapter: AlterGame, B1 - 3/x
March 14 - Audible release: Galactogon, B1 - audio
March 10 - Book in pre-order: The Dark Herbalist, B2 - 2/x
March 10 - New Release: The Neuro, B1 - full text
March 7 - Four new audiobooks: Mirror World, B3; The Way of the Shaman, B4; The Sublime Electricity, B1; You're in Game (short stories)
March 3 - New Chapter: The Neuro, B1 - 4/9
February 28 - New Release - The Sublime Electricity, B2: The Heartless - Full text

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Leopold Orso and the Case of the Bloody Tree




Leopold Orso and the Case of the Bloody Tree

by Pavel Kornev





Buy The Sublime Electricity series by P. Kornev:


Book 2: The Heartless




UPON BEING promoted to the rank of detective constable of the New Babylon Police, Leopold Orso had no idea that, from then on, he would have to track down succubae, exorcise poltergeists and hunt for werebeasts. But, even after grappling with the supernatural had become routine, he was still thrown into a trembling fear every time he thought back on his first investigation: The Case of the Bloody Tree.
The Second Empire stretches from ocean to ocean. Army dirigibles hum through the heavens, and its waters are furrowed by steamships. But above all else, the power of the state is derived from industry. So one day, when workers start disappearing from a nearby factory, the New Babylon Criminal Investigation Department takes up the case. But, the detectives have no idea what horrors the acrid char of factory smokestacks can awaken...

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Neuro, Book 2 - preorder



The Neuro, Book II
The Curse of Rion Castle
by Andrei Livadny




Release - July 6


Chapter One



A WARM STARRY NIGHT swept over the Toxic Moors.
Mere minutes had elapsed since Christa and Enea had faced each other in combat.
Reams of system messages flashed through my mental view,

Congratulations! You've activated the castle's stationary teleport!
Congratulations! You've activated the castle's safe respawn zone!
Congratulations! You've claimed ownership of Rion Castle!

You've received a new level!

New quest alert: Purge
Quest type: unique
Before dawn breaks, you need to purge the donjon of the spawn of the dark.
Reward: By succeeding, you'll remove the ancient curse cast on the castle by enemy wizards. The castle control interface will be unblocked.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Interview: Vasily Mahanenko



Magic Dome Books is celebrating birthday: two years we've been translating books in English and we're so happy to meet so many wonderful people. We prepared several interviews for the date and we're starting with Vasily Mahanenko.

Vasily Mahanenko is a fantasy author working in the new genre of LitRPG - the MMO-based fantasy and sci fi. His Way of the Shaman series took Russian literature by storm in 2012. Vasily dipped into his college-days insider knowledge as a hardcore gamer in order to create a believable world of the virtual-reality MMO game. His bestselling series combines fiction and video games, telling the story of Shaman and his friends stuck in the ruthless reality of Barliona. He used his more than ten years' experience as an ERP implementation project manager to approach his writing in a well-organized manner, working to a strict schedule, a set of deadlines and even a budget. 

Hi Vasily. It's been two years since you started working with Magic Dome Books. How is it going?

Two years is quite a lot in publishing. Still, I think I was luckier than most: I began working with MDB even before they officially opened. My literary agent Alex and I spent quite some time discussing potential projects and considering various translation options wondering whether the idea was viable. So in fact for me it's been more than two years.


Friday, March 10, 2017

The Dark Herbalist, Book 2: Stay on the Wing



The Dark Herbalist: Stay on the Wing
by Michael Atamanov


release - June 2, 2017


The Tail-End of a Long Story




"AMRA, admit it. At the end of the day, all our searching has turned up nothing. There’s no trace of them!" said a morbidly thin girl in a light frock sitting on a fallen tree and yawning openly, demonstrating a set of sharp predatory teeth.
The wood nymph hadn't gotten any sleep all night and was clearly beside herself. And it was I that had awoken my younger sister at this ungodly hour, not the light, not the dawn. Valeria had expressed her disapproval in sharp terms and refused to enter the game for some time. But the risk that some of the many killers after me might show up near the Cursed House was absolutely real, so in the end, Val apologized and agreed to come play with the rest.

[LitRPG/Fantasy] - The Neuro, Book 1


The Crystal Sphere
by Andrei Livadny



Inhabited by clumsy dwarves and cute Elfas, the cyberspace of the Crystal Sphere - the latest state-of-the-art MMORPG game - is not as benign as it might seem. Unbeknownst to most players, this is a test site for the latest technogenic device: the neuroimplant, allowing players to experience the full range of real-life sensations, including pain, exhaustion and death.

Alexatis is one of the few test subjects. His predecessors have already perished, destroyed by the lethal challenges of their new environment. Will he survive in a world which for most of his fellow players is still harmless entertainment?

A prequel to A. Livadny's Phantom Server, the Neuro series will shed a new light on many of the truths that the author has kept from his earlier readers. New characters will join the team already familiar to A. Livadny's fans, assisting them in their quest for survival until they discover the fatal truth:

Cyberspace feeds on human emotion.


Book 1: The Crystal Sphere (Kindle. KU)

Friday, February 10, 2017

LitRPG/Fantasy - AlterGame: The First Player by Andrew Novak



The First Player
  
a novel
by Andrew Novak





AlterGame

 The book will be released May 9




Chapter One. Beta Version




EVEN IN THIS desolate, mangled world, where the foundations of all things have collapsed, there were some things that endured. There still existed things of everlasting value. Whiskey, for example.
Jack had noticed the shine of bottle glass in the truck bed on a previous walk and decided to stop here, should he need the money. This is what those items of eternal value were for - to help one through rough times.
There were no longer automobiles that ran on liquid fuel and few people knew that these kinds of truck were called pickups. Jack knew. He generally knew quite a lot about the old world because he earned his living as a Walker, which meant that he roamed the Wasteland in search of old-world treasures. If he were to be honest, though, he simply liked to travel. He always dreamed of making his way to some far-off place, where no one had been before. At least, not any of the residents of the Clusters dragging out their boring, miserable existences near the Barrier of New Atrium. The problem was that the further you got in the Blighted Wasteland, the more dangerous it became. You won't get very far...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dark Paladin


Dark Paladin: The Beginning by Vasily Mahanenko is Live



Is it easy to survive in the game world? You could say yes, if you didn’t know what the additional conditions were. They are unusual: it’s the real world in which you have lived all your life. The enemy, craving to destroy you. Your own class who couldn’t care less about you. Are you still sure that survival is easy? Then welcome to THE GAME! It will prove you wrong.

Buy for Kindle (available on KU)



Monday, January 23, 2017

LitRPG short story collection

This fast-paced collection of novellas and short stories from leading Russian LitRPG authors sheds new light on their signature worlds. New works by Vasily Mahanenko, Andrei Livadny, Alexey Osadchuk, Michael Atamanov, Pavel Kornev and Andrew Novak!

Expect your favorite heroes to play second fiddle to an array of new main characters; once-minor plot lines to lead you in unexpected directions; familiar story events to take new surprising turns.

Six unique writing styles. Seven meticulously conceived gaming worlds, two of which come from authors new to LitRPG but who are already experts in the craft of genre fiction.

Each story pushes the boundaries of suspense and intrigue. An adventure roller coaster in the new LitRPG anthology You're In Game!