What’s the first thing you do after you wake up one morning and find yourself trapped inside what you believe is your favorite video game?
If you said try and find a way back home, you’d be completely wrong. Especially if you’re anything like my friends and me. Instead, you use your game knowledge to finish a few easy quests, get yourself some money for room and board, and then hope a way back home just conveniently falls into your lap.
That is of course until you decide to take on a quest that turns out to be just a little bit out of your league. How little bit you ask? Little bit enough that you end up releasing an ancient goblin queen named Vanika, whose only goal is to take over the world with her army of goblins.
Yeah, looking back on it, it really wasn’t one of our better decisions. But hey, it could be worse, right? I mean, I can’t think of anything right this second, but I’m pretty sure there’s something out there that’s way worse than this.
But anyway, now we gotta take our extremely worn-out equipment, and barely passable fighting skills, and use them to defeat an entire goblin army, including their magical, super-powered queen before they decide to take over the world. No pressure, right? I mean, how hard can it really be?
I guess there’s only one way to find out.
James’s Ragtag Adventures in Questworld is a middle grade, fantasy adventure series for fans of Percy Jackson, The Last Kids on Earth, and Trapped in a Video Game.