Guild of Tokens

Guild of Tokens

3.97 (86 ratings by Goodreads)
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The quests are real, the rewards are real, and the dangers are unimaginable.

Jen Jacobs's nights are spent traversing a strange city finding hidden objects, slaying dragons, and tangling with a host of fellow adventurers. And her days are spent counting down the seconds until she can return to the grind and continue racking up tokens and leveling up.

Except Jen isn't playing a video game.

It's all real and happening right in New York City.

After a particularly harrowing quest pairs her up with Beatrice Taylor, a no-nonsense and ambitious mentor, Jen hopes she's on the path to becoming a big-time player. But as she dives deeper into the game's hidden agenda, she realizes Beatrice has her sights set on the Guild, the centuries-old organization that runs the Questing game. And the quests Jen loves are about to put both of them in grave danger.

Will Jen survive the game before powerful forces cut her real life short?Guild of Tokens is an epic new twist on conventional urban fantasy. If you like determined heroines, gritty cityscapes, and strange magic, then you'll love Jon Auerbach's rollercoaster tale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 36mm | 921g
  • English
  • 1734799021
  • 9781734799026

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"Guild of Tokens is a thrilling and highly imaginative urban fantasy tale of adventure, secrets, magic, and betrayal. Set in an alternate version of our own modern world, there are plenty of things that appear familiar and relatable, but even more to discover beneath the veil of normalcy. Within its pages, author Jon Auerbach takes us on a massive and dangerous scavenger hunt for vastly coveted tokens and the truth, presenting an account that perfectly portrays the concept that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, displayed through shocking consequences upon consequences. Transportation portals, relics, heists, risk and peril, this book has a little bit of everything, and it's been a long time since I've had this much fun with a story." - Whispers & Wonder

"Guild of Tokens is an inventive urban fantasy that is rife with fun, quick pacing, and morally grey characters. With references to The Matrix and Alice in Wonderland, this is a piece that is self-aware and has chosen an engaging tone, that is at once lighthearted and a serious look at relationships and life." - Paul's Picks

"Jon Auerbach treats us to a rousing litRPG-like adventure through Manhattan. Guild of Tokens is a unique blend of genres, one-part urban fantasy, one-part litRPG, and one-part mystery. A fun read that keeps you engaged. The sense of mystery and discovery is second to none and the main character is highly relatable. If you enjoy urban fantasy and morally grey characters this is the one for you." - Calvin Park, Fantasy Book Review

"If you enjoy RPGs, read this book. If you've ever spent hours on end trying to defeat the end boss in a video game, read this book. If you enjoy scavenger hunts, adventure, mystery, and excellent writing, read this book. The characters were interesting, the plot fascinating, and the way it all came together was fantastic. Trust me on this one: you need to grab this book and join the Quest." - Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub

"A good balance of real-life, relationships, magic, and mayhem. Overall, a solid beginning to a very promising series." - Kitty G Books

"Guild of Tokens is an enjoyable romp, especially for those who like LitRPG style books that play on classic video game tropes in the 'real world.' It's a fun puzzle adventure, a race to decipher clues from history to find a final legendary object." - Realms of My Mind

"Guild of Tokens is an inventive, adventurous, and highly compelling urban fantasy with a dash of litRPG elements and an exciting plot. I had a blast with this one." - Forever Lost in Literature

"I am always looking for fantasy that is a little bit outside the box. I don't always connect with those really classic fantasy stories, instead I like fantasy that takes those elements and does something really different, and [Guild of Tokens] was just so crazy unique. If you're looking for fantasy that's just really different, this is such a good one to check out." - The Shades of Orange BookTube Channel
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86 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 23% (20)
4 55% (47)
3 17% (15)
2 5% (4)
1 0% (0)
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