Condemned Book 1
Maximilian is the last of the noble Valevsky lineage. His entire family was put to death for an alleged attempt on the powerful Duke of Odoevsky, who had his eye set on the Valevsky’s land.
The young man managed to avoid execution, but not punishment. From here on out, he’s condemned to life as a doomed soldier. The front line in the fight against the dark god Skron’s mutated creatures. “Do or die”—that’s the doomer motto that has been drilled into the last of the Valevsky’s head. The Duke took everything from him but his honor and a thirst for revenge.
He made a vow that he’d dig himself out of this hole he’s been driven into and lay claim to his birthright. But first, he needs to get through training and survive. A rookie doomer can’t afford to dream of anything else.
Vasily Mahanenko is a fantasy and sci fi author and one of the original founding fathers of the new genre of LitRPG - the MMO-based fantasy and sci fi. His debut novel The Way of the Shaman series took literature by storm in 2012.
Vasily dipped into his college-days insider knowledge as a hardcore gamer in order to create a believable world of the virtual-reality MMO game. His bestselling series combines fiction and video games, telling the story of Shaman and his friends stuck in the ruthless reality of Barliona. He used his more than ten years' experience as an ERP implementation project manager to approach his writing in a well-organized manner, working to a strict schedule, a set of deadlines and even a budget. The entire body of Vasily's works to date is available on Amazon now, with new books adding as he comes up with new fantasy worlds and stories.
Series contains 5 primary works and has 5 total works. Current series reading order on below.