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WICK
The Spark Form Chronicles: Book One

By Matt Doyle

Book one of The Spark Form Chronicles duology!

How do you define a life?

With overblown visuals, stunning entrances and bloody battles played out in real time by holograms, Spark Forming has become far more than a simple card game. Drawing in fans from across the Colonies, no other sporting event creates a bigger buzz than the annual two-day tournament to crown a new Spark Form World Champion. Yet the scramble for the title is not the only source of conflict this year, and for some competitor’s the real battles will take place away from the TV cameras.

What defines a person’s life and drives them to keep moving forward? When a game grows to reflect a society struggling to hang on, are some lives more valid than others? Can an AI ever truly be alive?

Find out in Matt Doyle’s genre-bending Slice of Life / Soft Science Fiction series, The Spark Form Chronicles.

Praise for of WICK:

“Wick is a story that hooked me right from the beginning. It’s no secret that I am a huge anime fan, and I cannot get Yu Gi Oh out of my mind the whole time I was reading this book. It’s true that this story is similar to the Yu Gi Oh, since they both use a card game for battle and they summon entities to fight, but Wick uses a different approach. However, there was no clear explanation of how the battles are fought. Instead, you experience it while reading how fighters play and figure out the mechanics as you go on”

“Overall, WICK was a pretty unique read for me. This Slice of Life/Science Fiction novel’s got everything: artificial intelligence, action, an original dystopian setting, as well as deep characters. The plot follows a digital card game they play, and throughout the book, questions come up – what is real? what is digital? what’s the difference? Also, the book is written using a few points of view, and as the story unfolds, we learn more and more about the characters”