I’m pleased to welcome YA Author Lance S. Taylor to the blog with his exciting latest release, The Last Game. Learn all about Lance’s book, and read about how he’s staying motivated to write during the pandemic.
The Last Game by: Lance S. Taylor
Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: Feb 4, 2021
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Cael is a bridger, someone whose job consists on saving people who get trapped in the Bridge, the ethereal space between the real world and VirtuaNet, the world’s leading online game. His high genetic compatibility with the online world allows him to bridge, but it comes at a price. Any injury his character sustains in the game, he will suffer in the real world.
Cael is also committed to reform a society that forces blind adherence to dissonant values in exchange for a comfortable existence. But this commitment exacts a heavy toll on Cael, a declining client base and a starving family.
So just when Cael is ready to forsake his beliefs and risk his soul in order to save his family, an influential young woman in need of someone who’d risk his life in VirtuaNet, offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. Wealth beyond his wildest dreams and social influence to implement the needed reforms.
What has changed for you while writing during a pandemic?
I aspire that my writing helps people currently challenged by the pandemic, that anyone who reads my books, finds the strength to keep going, knowing that better times will come. I want to inspire hope in my readers and let them know that things are going to get better, that God is always going to take care of them, no matter how bleak the circumstances seem right now. In addition, observing all the events that have transpired during the pandemic, how people have become more anxious, more polarized, and even more violent, I hope that my writing can be read by everyone, regardless of their ideology or politics, and get a message of unity and peace. I also wish that my writing can contribute to make the world a better place, by reminding readers that there’s hope for the future and that God is in control of everything.
Thanks for your question. I hope your readers enjoy The Last Game.
Best regards and God bless.
About the Author: Lance S. Taylor is the pseudonym of an author who preferred books to toys as a toddler and was already writing short stories in grade school. Soon, he discovered anime and video games, especially JRPGs, which led him to write original scenarios that he still hopes will get adapted into a Tales series videogame. He’s been always creating worlds of his own, for others to leap into. He lives in a tropical paradise, where he spends his time deciding which of his many ideas gets written into a novel and creating characters whom you’ll get to know and care about as if they were your lifelong friends.