No one knows thirteen-year old Bethlyn is ‘BGwarrior’, champion of the online survival game Tordon. But they do think she’s a cheat. So when she meets her fellow gamers outside the abandoned house of Tordon’s creator, and they discover her identity, her number one nemesis, Zane, pushes her inside. Beth pulls him in with her just as the door slams shut, trapping them both.
Encountering a multitude of strange new worlds, the two of them must push their gaming skills to the limit if they’re to ever return home...
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In Into Tordon, gamer girl Beth has just become the newest champion of her favourite online game, Tordon. Proud to be able to show people that she may be only thirteen and she may have a complicated home life but she is a winner, Beth goes to meet up with fellow gamers only to be sucked into the game she loves along with her fiercest rival, Zane. They may be experts at the game but things are different when instead of watching from behind a screen the two teens are literally living and breathing Tordon. Not knowing how to get home, Beth and Zane have to use everything they've learned from the game if they want any chance of making it out alive.
Reading this book I had no idea it was written by nine different authors. Their ideas and voices have come together brilliantly delivering a cohesive story.
Into Tordon is an exciting read. Fast-paced, fun and clever, this book manages to capture the feeling of a video game as Beth and Zane have to outsmart Tordon in order to survive. I loved the different zones they visited and how they felt like different game levels. There are riddles they must solve and mysterious warnings they need to heed as they try to escape back to reality.
There's a lot of adventure for Beth and Zane as they visit strange lands. But this book isn't all action and adventure. The two teens begin with preconceived notions of each other and as they journey across Tordon, they get to see there is more to one another than their avatars. They each find a strength to themselves they didn't know they had and a certain warrior quality which exists beyond the game.
Into Tordon is a book perfect for middle grade readers looking for an adventure with no romance. It's fun and exciting with readers never quite knowing what to expect next.
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Pty
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9