Vasily Mahanenko

Vasily Mahanenko is a fantasy author working in the new genre of LitRPG – the MMO-based fantasy and sci fi. His Way of the Shaman series took Russian literature by storm in 2012. Vasily Mahanenko dipped into his college-days insider knowledge as a hardcore gamer in order to create a believable world of the virtual-reality MMO game. His bestselling series combines fiction and video games, telling the story of Shaman and his friends stuck in the ruthless reality of Barliona. He used his more than ten years‘ experience as an ERP implementation project manager to approach his writing in a well-organized manner, working to a strict schedule, a set of deadlines and even a budget. At the moment, the series boasts six novels with the seventh one in the works – this time the author expands on stories of Shaman’s companions and those who helped and supported him in his trials and tribulations.