Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad (light novel) by Reki Kawahara

Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad (light novel)

byReki Kawahara

Kobo ebook | May 30, 2017

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In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online - a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other - debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG - a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death - both virtual and real...

Title:Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad (light novel)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 30, 2017Publisher:Yen PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316560855

ISBN - 13:9780316560856

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I finally decided to give this series a try After hearing both really positive and really negative reviews, I gave this a try. It's not bad so far, except some illustrations, I didn't need to see.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I've always loved Sword Art Online. This book is amazing.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Had this for a while and I've re read it multiple times! Truly an amazing book! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought this book many years ago but I always come back to read the odd chapter or two, or the entire book again. Wonderful start to the series and great usage of the time skip. The rest of the series is also great, but this volume is super special to me!
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too GOOD! For all of the people who wanted to read sword art online and have not seen the anime yet, it is very close to the original. The chapters are really interesting to read. If you like SAO, this is the perfect novel for you to read.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Honestly overrated. The storyline is not very interesting. It was recommended to me by many friends, but when I actually read it, I was let down. The plotline isn't very original, and it strays from the topic (trying to clear the game) way too often.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great start to the series Bought this book after watching the anime. The anime follows the book really well and it was an enjoyable read. The writing is simple and easy to understand while conveying the plot in a compelling emotional manner.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NUmber one in the series pre volume 9 This is the original that makes the series what it is today
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding novel I started reading this novel recently and it's amazing. It provides much more detail than the anime does. The art is amazing as well, and the book is well-written. I didn't enjoy the anime as much so I hope the rest of the light novels will be just as good as this one. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME SAO is and probably will be forever my favorite series. The anime had me from the first episode and i continued waiting on edge for each and every new weekly episode during the release of GGO. Soon after is when i discovered these light novels and i was instantly hooked. I pre-order every new one that comes out and re-read the others in anticipation! An amazing series with amazing characters and plot. I would definitely recommend anyone to these, don't let anyone judge you on what you read.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun A few days ago I took a day off and just stayed in and decided to watch Sword Art Online season 1... about 12 hours later I finished all 25 episodes... I absolutely loved it! That is why I bought the first volume of SAO and read it. It was really good but I still enjoyed the anime more then the book (this time). I would just recommend watching the anime. I actually cant believe I said that since I always enjoyed reading way more then watching but it is the truth.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's a light novel which doesn't require much thought to read As the name implies this book isn't amazing because it's basically just plot. The book has an interesting idea "what if you get imprisoned in a video game and the only way to escape it is to clear it". Due to the full dive system (full dive system is similar to the chairs in the matrix), Kirito and 8 thousand people are locked up in this video game trying to clear it to win a log out button; If EA would of published this game they probably would of treated the log out button as DLC. This objective comes with great difficulty because if you die in the game you die in real life (with some exception apparently). I discourage buying this book and expecting more then plot. It's an entertaining novel, yes, but it is pretty much a teen fantasy come true. Being stuck in a video game and romancing with a girl. *Warning* Buy the book online or buy in a store with a mask or something if above the age of 20.
Date published: 2015-05-31