by Avery Blake
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Pub Date 24 Jul 2022 | Archive Date Not set
After losing his wife and son, Orin, due to his alcoholism, Dennis Hoke feels like he really needs a lucky break. He sees the Family Royale online gaming competition as his chance at redemption. This is the moment when he can rise to the challenge and finally become the father Orin needs.
They enter the contest together, competing to see which family can come out on top. What starts out as a great bonding experience for father and son soon derails as Dennis becomes addicted to success and his newfound stardom.
Orin begins to question just how far his father will go to win? And what’s the point in winning the game if you lose your soul?
Family Royale is a new stand-alone near-future SciFi novel by Avery Blake, author of Analog Heart, Vicarious Joe, and The Taken Saga.
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Average rating from 3 members
This was a wonderfully done scifi novel, it had what I was looking for in this type of book. I enjoyed the use of the gaming competition as the scifi element. It was a interesting concept and I think it was well done. I enjoyed getting to know Dennis and his son. It was a great moral dilemma and when does trying to do good go bad. It was a great contrast in the storyline.
"If Dennis could take them out of the game, he would be eliminating the only thing standing between him, Orin, and the life they deserved. And didn’t Dennis and Orin deserve the win, and the prize, more? This was just another trophy on a shelf sagging beneath the weight of so many others for the Wilders. But for Dennis and Orin this really meant something. Surely, they deserved it more."
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