Jim's a rather crabby fellow. Awakened from his tranquil deathly slumber after a mere 60 years by a pesky necromancer, he's suddenly thrust into a world that's in dire straits. Trouble is he wants nothing to do with heroics and would just prefer to be dead again and not be bothered with this nonsense. But that's not going to happen since he's living in an online multiplayer video game. Jim, the unlikeliest and most unwilling of heroes, finds himself faced with seemingly insurmountable odds that include a body that's falling apart (literally and not just figuratively), wave after wave of angry enemies to fight, and game programmers that are frantically attempting to beat a deadline to debug the game. And the fact that his ragtag team consists of an incompetent thief and a handful of pokey corpses that have seen better days doesn't help things in the least...
Mogworld is a hilariously brilliant parody of the world of MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) and the debut novel from Yahtzee Croshaw, a well-known gaming enthusiast/writer/reviewer and the creator of "Zero Punctuation". With biting wit, a gift for the truly absurd, and a twisted sense of humor he weaves a uniquely entertaining story that evokes the style of great authors like Terry Pratchett.
In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all.
On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds: angry mobs of adventurers, a body falling apart at the seams and a team of programmers racing a deadline to hammer out the last few bugs in their AI.
Mogworld is a comic fantasy novel in the tradition of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, and is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation). Download and start listening now!