Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Volume 1, Aincrad

Book - 2014
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In the year 2022, some six thousand gamers excitedly explore the new Sword Art Online, which manipulates users' brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience, but soon learn it lacks a log-out button and to escape they must conquer all one hundred floors--or die trying.
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, [2014]
Edition: First Yen Press edition
ISBN: 9780316371247
Characteristics: 245 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm


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Mar 29, 2017

I have finished both Seasons plus the Extra edition AND the latest addition to the SAO family: ORDINAL SCALE! The newest movie! The Seasons were fantastic, but the extra edition movie was meh. But Ordinal Scale was INCREDIBLE!!! I LOVED IT! I highly recommend it, and while I haven't read the light novels, I am a huge fan nonetheless!

MrDrProfessorPatrick Jan 12, 2016

I'm still in the process of reading this, and I'm about halfway through, but I will update this review once I'm finished. I just wanted to say now that it seems like a lot of the writing is the character describing the mechanics of the game that he is trapped in. It's no secret that this takes place inside the game and because this is the first volume, it makes sense that the author would take a lot of time to explain the processes, rules, and mechanics. I just hope that the writing leans more towards the story as it goes on (and in the next volumes) and less towards Kirito taking multiple paragraphs explaining one swing of his sword or a specific combo. Otherwise, the story is very interesting, the characters are well formed, and I'm eager to keep reading.

**EDIT** I'm happy to report that the repetition mostly vanishes after this volume of the series. The only reason I will not give this series a full five stars is that there are some plot holes and places in the series where characters' chronology of events don't match up or make complete logical sense. Otherwise, SOA is great fun to read and I prefer the light novels to both the manga and the anime.

Korso1624 Sep 29, 2015

I could not put this book down, it kept me very interested. For all of you who have watched the Anime adaption, you will find this light novel very entertaining.

Feb 11, 2015

I like the show and I like the book. It's a 5 out of 5 in my opinion


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