"There's no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die..."
Having cleared the first and second floors of Aincrad at great cost, Kirito, Asuna, and the rest of the players ascend to the third floor. Tenuous new allies await themmost crucially, Kizmel, the elven knight. Kizmel is supposed to be a minor NPC with low-level AI, but she soon reveals herself to be much more. With new allies come new complications, though, and the elves of the vast third-floor forest are no more united than the players who have just arrived there. The intrigue deepens when a mysterious figure challenges Kirito, and what begins as a simple contest of skill may actually be something far deadlier!
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that chronicles the entirety of Kirito and Asuna's epic adventure through Aincradfrom the first level all the way up!
About the Author
Reki Kawahara is an award winning author best known for his light novel series, Sword Art Online and Accel World.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I prefer the novel over manga. More info, and I can picture it my head
It's the continuation of the Aincrad series and this volume covers the third floor. It goes in more depth of the game system and a specific quest that Kirito and Asuna get into that will carry until the ninth floor and they are slight changes from the Beta test. I found it very interesting and enjoyable learning more of the virtual world and how Kirito and Asuna interact with the NPCs and upgrade their weapons. Another bonus is to see how the two's relationship have developed so far. I did feel that the ending of this second volume was kind of rushed. However I do highly recommend this series to SAO fans because it allows the readers and fans to read and understand Kirito's thoughts and actions that occur the series. I look forward the next volume of Sword Art Online Progressive.