80AD - The Jewel of Asgard (Book 1)

80AD - The Jewel of Asgard (Book 1)

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by Aiki Flinthart
     
 

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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

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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?

Cover Art by Jason Seabaugh of Avatar Art

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011378089
Publisher:
Aiki Flinthart
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Series:
80AD Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
117,786
File size:
290 KB

Meet the Author

Aiki lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, (Ernest), teenage son (Leonidis - not their real names, obviously), aging dog and directionally-challenged fish. In between being a wife, running a business full-time and helping Leonidis with homework, she squeezes in a few hobbies, including: Martial arts, painting, writing, reading, bellydancing and playing three or four musical instruments. Occasionally she even sleeps. Very occasionally.

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80AD - The Jewel of Asgard (Book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 288 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical about this book but since it was free I gave it a try. I am so glad I did. I read it in 2 days and finished the series in a week. Im sad that it's over.
SwimLizzie More than 1 year ago
I got this book mainly for my 11 yr old daughter, but found out that I really enjoyed it too. I like how the author takes history and blends it with the fantasy of the video games. I look forward to the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If youlike fantasy, science fiction, video games, adventure, or all of the above, then you'll iove this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just started it. Reminds me of an 80's movie like the goonies or explorers(for those who know what im talking about) not that its old just adventurous. I dont think anyone is too old for this book....its fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THIS SERIES AND THEY ARE FREE ! My favorite books. My advice to you :READ THE BOOKS , READ THE BOOKS, READ THE BOOKS , READ THE BOOKS, READ THE BOOKS ,READ THE BOOKS, READ THE BOOKS and if you are still reading this review and stop and GET THE BOOKS. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
gets your attention and keeps it. Great read for young and old alike
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so much fun, it's ridicoulus! They should make movies out of all the series. B- )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recomended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very different then anything I've read before. It's completely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to buy this book. Its amazing that it is free. I couldnt beleiv how awesome it was
Peggy Root More than 1 year ago
Really fun, well written book--can't believe it was free :) Reading the sequel now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing at details and description, it makes you fall in love with the characters also want the game! Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Short but sweet, with great character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an exceptional storyline and very well written. A few mistakes along the way but not every book is perfect. I was astonished to see that the whole series was free. I would recomend it to everybody.
Roova More than 1 year ago
I really loved this series of books. Im so glad I didn't start reading until after the 5th and last book was written as I couldn't put them down once I started! Well written, fast paced, interesting and a great adventure. I still can't believe they were free. You must read them, you won't be sorry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to read the entire series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would read again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was still a good read, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story manages to get me on the edge of my seat np matter how many times i read it ; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome i feel like i wanted to be in the book for the first couple of pages. I got sucked in to the story, it has all the things i like sci fi, adventure, action, yah and you now the rest i wish people would make great books like these are some of them i read plz someone plz make the best ooks ever still in my life time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before I say (err...write) anything, keep this in mind. IT'S FREE!!! You are not losing anything other than time with this, and even then, time put into this book is voluntary. And I think it's worth a read. Now, the book isn't the best you'll ever read. In short, it's not so amazing that you can't put it down, but it will prove entertaining enough as a good read at the end of the day to slow down that brain and get some sleep. There are a number of grammatical errors, that you'll catch, but not so many it's unbearable. And if it is, like I said; the book is free, simply stop reading if you don't like it. But overall, my greatest critique is that I would like to see more in depth (or less predictable) character development and descriptions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good overall; I found the plot to be interesting. However, there is an immense amount of grammatical errors that make the book choppy and confusing at times. It was also quite colloquial, and the allusions were very simple; although I found it to be interesting, I would not recommend it for anyone over the age of twelve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for tweeners, but this adult enjoyed book 1!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not into YA books as a rule but REALLY LOVED this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good quick story that does a good job relating mythology