Volumes: 7 author: Vasily Mahanenko copies sold: 100.000 genre: Fantasy, LitRPG / Cyberpunk rights sold: Germany/ Lübbe Vasily MahanenkoDer Weg des SchamanenVol. 1 Survival QuestGerman translation by Carola KernLübbe 2018ISBN 9783404209330 Vasily MahanenkoDer Weg des Schamanen Vol. 2 Der Dunkle SchamaneGerman translation by Andreas KasprzakLübbe 2019ISBN 9783404209507 Der Weg des Schamanen, Survival Quest 1Autor: Vasily MahanenkoSprecher: Thomas Balou Martinaudible exclusive 2018 Der dunkle Schamane, Survival Quest 2Autor: Vasily MahanenkoSprecher: Thomas Balou Martinaudible exclusive 2019 THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN Vol. 1 Survival QuestAlfa-Kniga 2013, 384 pages Barliona. A virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles – and predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can’t get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes. The only rule that attempted to regulate the game demanded that no player was allowed to feel actual pain. But there’s an exception to every rule. For a certain bunch of players, Barliona has become their personal hell. They are criminals sent to Barliona to serve their time. They aren’t in it for the dragons‘ gold or the abundant loot. All they want is to survive the virtual inferno. They face the ultimate survival quest. Vol. 2 The Kartoss GambitEksmo 2013, 448 pages The government has become the guarantor for the in-game currency, allowing its free circulation. As a result, the population floods Barliona in pursuit of easy money. It doesn’t take long for the game developers to discover a source of free labor: real-world prison convicts. While their bodies are locked in special auto-maintenance virtual capsules, the prisoners‘ minds are released into Barliona’s virtual mines. Dmitry Mahan has been through it all. Sentenced to eight years hard labor, he now struggles with an unpopular class – the Shaman – and an equally unpopular profession of a Jeweler. His fight for survival becomes anything but virtual.