Daniel’s (updated) guide to early retirement, version 2.0:
Intercept illegal money transfer from mafia boss. (Complete success. Except for the part where I was discovered and almost caught.)
Hide out in a super-exclusive full immersion virtual reality game until the heat is off. (Doing fine so far. They may have figured out that I’m in-game. Still, it’s a huge game, so no problem, right?)
Roll a bard. Max out charisma. Live it up. (Two out of three ain’t bad. We’re just postponing the “live it up” part a bit.)
Profit. (Still almost two years to go for that. Think happy thoughts!)
He could have been way worse off. Sure, Daniel was stuck in-game as the local bard of a quaint village, but people were nice, the quests juicy, and the lore intriguing. Even so, with the mob on the lookout, Daniel would soon find himself sorely tested to avoid detection.
Disclaimer: Still no harems in this series, even with a bard MC. Go figure. We’re going light on the cursing and less light on the puns. You were warned.
Say, “hi,” to Past Lars, Present Lars, and Future Lars:
Past Lars spent most of his time on PC games, preferably RPGs or MMOs. He also imbibed far too much alcohol for his own good, traveled a lot, and read between two and five books a week. His favorite authors were many, but Patrick Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, Peter V. Brett, Steven Eriksson, and Daniel Abraham, in particular, were rarely far from his side.