Earlier this week a very interesting thing was brought to our attention. What is it you ask? Well, it’s a book, about LARP. Which at first surprised me quite a bit. Why? Well there aren’t many books on larping. Unless of course you want rule books. Then you’ll find a few of the more well known rule systems for sale. Alas, I digress….
LARP: The Battle for Verona is a forthcoming book written by Justin Calderone. What’s different about this LARP novel is that it is fiction. Which makes for a lot of great possibilities. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. The books is due out this spring, but Justin has given Larping.org a preview copy that we are very glad to review for him. Look for it soon. In the mean time watch the short preview and read the synopsis below.
Let us know in the comments if the premise of the novel peaks your interest. Will you be buying a copy of Justin’s book?
Here’s a description of the video and upcoming book: “Last week Dennis was pretending to kill. This week he had to.
Dennis has been involved in Live Action Role Playing (LARP) at Renaissance fairs for years, but now he’s stepped into a real world of battle madness and red murder.
LARP: The Battle for Verona is a fantasy action thriller in which LARPers volunteer for real life-and-death mission to save their home. The US military is out of options when the tiny island of Verona, Washington, is conquered by a rogue terrorist group from Mongolia. The Mongolians are dedicated to living their lives according to medieval standards, and are looking to turn Verona into a medieval colony. When the local LARP faction volunteers to use their medieval battle skills to save their island, the US military cautiously agrees.
The characters in LARP are in their early twenties. They’re conflicted, brave, reluctant, and scared. But most of all, they’re the heroes Verona needs.
LARP: The Battle for Verona will immediately excite fans of modern fantasy series like The Hunger Games, Dragonlance, The Wheel Of Time and The Game Of Thrones. The characters in LARP: The Battle for Verona are everyday people, like you and me, who become extraordinary through their circumstances.
Jonathan Maberry, the New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code and Dust & Decay says: “Justin Calderone’s LARP: The Battle for Verona is a witty, action-packed adventure that will leave you breathless. Sharp-edged, and lots of fun!”