The Demi-Monde: Winter (The Demi-Monde Saga, #)
The Demi-Monde: 1. A subclass of society whose members embrace a decadent lifestyle and evince loose morals. 2. A shadow world where the norms of civilized behavior have been abandoned. 3. A massive multiple-player simulation technology that re-creates in a wholly realistic cyber-milieu the... show more
The Demi-Monde: 1. A subclass of society whose members embrace a decadent lifestyle and evince loose morals. 2. A shadow world where the norms of civilized behavior have been abandoned. 3. A massive multiple-player simulation technology that re-creates in a wholly realistic cyber-milieu the threat-ambiance and no-warning aspects of a hi-intensity, deep-density, urban Asymmetric Warfare Environment. 4. Hell. Welcome to the Demi-Monde, the ultimate in virtual reality—a military training ground and vivid, simulated world of cruelty and chaos run by psychopaths, madmen and fanatics. If you die here, you die in the Real World . . . In the year 2018, the Demi-Monde is the most sophisticated, complex and unpredictable computer simulation ever created, devised specifically to train soldiers for the nightmarish reality of urban warfare. A virtual world of eternal civil conflict, its thirty million inhabitants—“Dupes”—are ruled by cyber-duplicates of some of history’s cruelest tyrants: the fanatical Nazi butcher Reinhard Heydrich; Stalin’s arch executioner Lavrentii Beria; the torture-loving Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada; the Reign of Terror’s bloodthirsty mastermind Maximilien Robespierre. But something has gone horribly wrong inside the Demi-Monde, and the U.S. president’s daughter, Norma, has been lured into this terrifying shadow world, only to be trapped there. Her last hope of rescue is Ella Thomas, an eighteen-year-old jazz singer and very reluctant heroine. But when Ella infiltrates the Demi-Monde and begins her hunt for Norma, she soon discovers the walls containing the evils of this simulated environment are dissolving—and the Real World is in far more danger than anyone knows. With the help of resistors determined to understand their world, Ella must race to save Norma and stop an apocalypse . . . but the clock is ticking. Blending fact and fantasy, history and religion, military and existential themes, epic adventure and dark wit, dystopia and steampunk in a wholly original and driving narrative stream, The Demi-Monde: Winter is inventive fiction at its finest.
Publish date: December 27th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 517
Edition language: English
Series: The Demi-Monde Saga (#1)
I think this is a good book, but average. I felt the author had set up some items, but never followed through with them. As a result, he never accomplished a great plot. Just average.I especially had a hard time with the character arc of Trixie, but I set aside my disbelief to see where he was go...
Die Demi Monde ist eine virtuelle Realität, die der unsrigen nachempfunden ist. In ihr leben sogenannte Dupes realer Personen. Die amerikanische Regierung hat die Demi Monde geschaffen, um Soldaten auf den Krieg vorzubereiten und sie zu trainieren. Deshalb wurden dort die Dupes von einigen der schli...
I read about 50 pages and just couldn't get into it. I usually like books that take place half in the real world and half in some kind of VR but this one didn't work for me. It may have just been too cute. It's not the Third Reich it's something that sounds very similar. (The Fourth something or ...
Oh The Demi Monde: Winter, what do I say about you first? It's pretty obvious straight away that this is a very lengthy read. I'm a fan of Science Fiction and therefore I'm used to reading books that border on tomes. Still, I'm certain that many people are going to be scared off immediately by the h...
Ella must enter the Demi-Monde — a virtual world, designed for training troops, in which sentient Dupes (including clones of the world’s most ruthless tyrants) are locked in a continuous civil war — in order to rescue the president’s daughter, who has become trapped inside.“Do you really imagine I w...