Dante and Byron are avatars. Driven by human beings, yet still only digital representations of their ideal selves. In reality, they live far apart, but share most of their waking and working hours together in a virtual world called Synth.In Synth, like in most code, the laws are infinitely more... show more
Dante and Byron are avatars. Driven by human beings, yet still only digital representations of their ideal selves. In reality, they live far apart, but share most of their waking and working hours together in a virtual world called Synth.In Synth, like in most code, the laws are infinitely more simple and infinitely more complex. Navigating the system rules of virtual lovers is like steering through a minefield of deceit, suspicion, heartbreak, and half-truths.Under pressure, Dante makes a friendship that trips Byron’s warning bells, disrupting their carefully-ordered lives and calling into question the wisdom of trusting your heart to a man you can never touch in the flesh.
Publish date: July 30th 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Edition language: English
..what. WHAT?How dare it end there?I am very put off by the ending. MOAAAARRRRRRAnd throw in an HEA while you're at it. Please. This HFN is killing me. You are committing homicide with this HFN. HOMOCIDE, I SAY. HOMOCIDE. Look at what you made me do. You made me break out the onion heads.That ...
The concept/idea for the story was sound and unique. I wasn't really too happy with the world building since it left me with some questions about Synth and the real world the characters lived in. I felt like I was getting the middle of a book (in a way a huge excerpt) instead of a whole book to read...
An interesting idea, and not badly written, but it felt too unfinished for me. It was like playing cards with over half the cards missing. I don't usually mind stories that slowly unfold, but things just didn't unfold enough for me to have felt this was even a complete short story. It felt more like...
First impressions: Once again, I am forcefully reminded there are entire worlds out there I know abso-fucking-lutely nothing about. But holy shit, what a way to learn.
This may be the most unique romance I've ever read, in that the two main characters never meet in real life. Where they meet instead is Synth -- a virtual world where probably the only thing guaranteed is that people aren't who they say they are. Dante and Byron aren't in Synth to play games though....