By Rod Rees
1. A subclass of society whose contributors embody a decadent way of life and evince unfastened morals.
2. A shadow global the place the norms of civilized habit were deserted.
three. an immense multiple-player simulation expertise that re-creates in a totally life like cyber-milieu the threat-ambiance and no-warning elements of a hi-intensity, deep-density, city uneven war surroundings.
Welcome to the Demi-Monde, the last word in digital reality—a army education flooring and vibrant, simulated global of cruelty and chaos run by way of psychopaths, madmen and lovers.
should you die right here, you die within the genuine international . . .
within the 12 months 2018, the Demi-Monde is the main refined, complicated and unpredictable machine simulation ever created, devised particularly to coach infantrymen for the nightmarish fact of city battle. A digital global of everlasting civil clash, its thirty million inhabitants—“Dupes”—are governed via cyber-duplicates of a few of history’s harshest tyrants: the fanatical Nazi butcher Reinhard Heydrich; Stalin’s arch executioner Lavrentii Beria; the torture-loving Grand Inquisitor TomÁs de Torquemada; the Reign of Terror’s bloodthirsty mastermind Maximilien Robespierre.
yet whatever has long past horribly mistaken contained in the Demi-Monde, and the U.S. president’s daughter, Norma, has been lured into this terrifying shadow global, simply to be trapped there. Her final wish of rescue is Ella Thomas, an eighteen-year-old jazz singer and intensely reluctant heroine. but if Ella infiltrates the Demi-Monde and starts off her hunt for Norma, she quickly discovers the partitions containing the evils of this simulated atmosphere are dissolving—and the genuine global is in way more probability than an individual is familiar with. With the aid of resistors decided to appreciate their global, Ella needs to race to avoid wasting Norma and forestall an apocalypse . . . however the clock is ticking.
mixing truth and fable, historical past and faith, army and existential subject matters, epic experience and darkish wit, dystopia and steampunk in a unconditionally unique and using narrative flow, The Demi-Monde: Winter is artistic fiction at its most interesting.
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