Sacrificial Pieces is out on Amazon!

Sacrificial Pieces is now on Amazon:! What I like to think of as the Gam3’s Prequel Trilogy is done. If you’ve enjoyed the series please leave a rating on Amazon, it makes a massive difference!

I’ve never been one to promote my own work much, and the truth of the matter is I don’t think it’s good enough. Not only is the Gam3 incomparable to many other great series, but the books I’ve written have never been able to stand up to the ideas in my head—the novels I want to write.

It’s been an amazing journey becoming an author and being able to write for a living, but I feel like I’ve let everyone down because I haven’t given writing my all. Instead, my focus has been more on playing games, reading books, watching TV, and consuming content in practically every form imaginable. Five years ago this would have been my dream, but it hasn’t left me fulfilled. Perhaps it’s just human nature but I’m not content with where I’m at. I’m not happy with my work so far, with my life so far, and with the world so far. I hope to fix all that, though changing the world is probably wishful thinking.

So I’m going to continue to write something else. That means the Gam3 will probably take a longer hiatus than I intended. To be honest, I’m not sure how long it will be, but I have every intention of continuing Alan’s story, and hopefully when I do return I have the ability to bring the characters and universe to life in a way I haven’t managed yet. I want to level up my writing abilities, and right now I think the best way to do that is to focus on another story for a while.

If you want to be kept updated follow me here, on RoyalRoad, or on Twitter. The audiobook will be released by late April.

Thanks for reading my work so far, and I hope to publish another series someday soon!


27 comments on “Sacrificial Pieces is out on Amazon!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dude … Link the book …


  2. Anonymous says:

    How long for the audio book mate 😀


  3. asunasenpai says:

    Don’t feel down about your work, This is the story I aspire to write whenever I try to start. I always feel anything I start is inadequate and delete whatever I typed. You got past that hurdle and made it to the top. you probably feel down because how much shit others in the comment section give you for taking your time writing and taking needed breaks. It’s not them not liking the story, The gam3 was literally crack and if your dealer goes missing people get upset. But you should be proud of writing a story that draws your readers in. Be proud of this and any other story you go on to produce.


  4. TjStorm says:

    Hello Matey,
    First, I would like to say; you are dead wrong about your writing quality, especially gor the first and second books.
    When i read the first, I was immediately hooked, and frantically searched for you, trying to fund updates for the second book. And lo, i found this site, and started devouring your story, and about halfway through, you released your second book Earths Gambit.

    I do agree that your writing started dropping off in the third installment, but I think that is not indicative of your skills, rather more an indication of your drive waning.

    Personally, I think you should have said that your not feeling the story any more, and taking a break for something else, with maybe a re-write later, as it was torturous waiting and hoping you were coming back, especially on your november hiatus.

    Do what you need to do, be honest about how you are feeling, about the time you need to take, and recognise when you need to drop a story.

    I would personally like to thank you for the Gam3 series so far, and I look forward to your future works. I will be downloading and reading your third book as soon as I have finished the Threadbare series.

    Kindest Regards,

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  5. Anonymous says:

    The Gam3 has the best premise of any of the dozens and dozens of LitRPGs I’ve read. I look forward to reading your next series Ephemerality!

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  6. JNSB says:

    This is in my top 5 novels of all times. I cant tell u just how much I love it. Trust me i have read tons of books in dis genre so I know wot I’m talking about. Right now I have 46 pages open on my mobile, 37 of them are books that I’m either reading or waiting for updates. I have never written a comment on your website and the only reason I am doing it is becuz of you saying your writing quality is bad. It’s okay to be modest but I can’t even tell you just how wrong you are. I hate to write on MT mobile cuz it keeps trying to translate to my native language… Anyways keep up the good work, your story is awesome. Resto all you Sant and know that when you come back I will be here

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  7. John Ham says:

    Thank you for taking us on this journey with you, especially if it has been a difficult one for you. I feel like you have made fans for life and we all wish you luck and enjoyment in your future projects.

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  8. ThatDude says:

    Thanks for your work, Cosimo. It’s okay to take some time off, but please do not make it too long. Try to identify what exactly it is that makes you to want shut down Gam3 and focus on the other project. It’s just an idea, so that you don’t end up in same pickle with two big projects waiting to be finished instead of just one. Maybe find someone who can support you in the process be that motivational support or just someone to bounce ideas from. Well, anything you are up to I wish you good luck and please let us read some of your stories in future!


  9. Logan Fish says:

    Is it possible to sell direct from your site instead as well as Amazon? Sacrificial Pieces is ‘currently unavailable’ in my region 😦 and I’m dying here not knowing what happens with Alan and I need to know if Katana become a Jedi or something!


  10. Cyrus Folami says:

    just finished the last book of the trilogy. Mind blown. I was mentally with Alen at the end. To end only to find out the truth. This has been one of the best lit rpg’s Ive read so far. I know you feel less adequate but I think thats kinda necessary for growth. In saying that, I also think you are being a bit hard on yourself. I know hearing that for a person who is trying to make an impact is mind numbingly tiresome though. You did great in my opinion. Its great that you are deciding to move forward regardless of how you feel.. Im sure one day, you will look back on this trilogy and think fondly of it

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  11. Discadae says:

    So while the story is very good, one ive loved since i started reading it, I have one question. If Alan has weak predecessor blood from the boss in the abyss labrynth and generates it, why would he go into withdrawl. Also, how does anyone without pred blood use soulsteel? Are they all using vials off of killed preds? Cause that seems like an endgame credit sink that very few could afford.


  12. Beth says:

    Just started the audiobook, and I have to say it broke my heart to see the your hiatus message when I purchased the book. I’m so sorry to hear you are experiencing burnout. A big part of life adult life seems to be handling the fact that when we get what we think we want, we often find ourselves still feeling unfulfilled. I hope you do figure things out for yourself, but also know that you are nowhere close to inadequate as an author. As a lover of LitRPG, I was delighted to find your first book and found the follow up even stronger. LitRPG is a tough genre, since you often find people either have great ideas that they can’t put into writing (well, good writing) and a few examples of good writing mixed with stale ideas. Your series along with Travis Bagwells’ Awaken Online are by far the two best series in the genre. They both have that magical blend of great writing, unique characters, new ideas, and a believable gaming aspect that adds to the story rather than seeming extraneous. Thank you for a great reading experience! As someone with a chronic pain condition, finding a great book is one of the few things in life that can really pull me out of body and into a world I enjoy, and your books did that for me. And thank you for your contributions to LitRPG as a genre, because you have helped raise the bar and legitimize it with actual quality writing and storytelling. I look forward to reading whatever you put out in the future and hope you can find a day where you look back fondly at this series fondly and want to explore Alan’s world again.


  13. Narmer Coward says:

    Hey man, sad to see that the Gam3 is going on hiatus. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that this has become my favorite series. I think your writing is a cut above the rest and is up there with the likes of Ready Player One. Can’t wait to see the rest of Alan’s story unfold, just hope it does not take too long but patience is key. Sincerely your fan.


  14. Charles says:

    Don’t get down on yourself or your work buddy! The concept of The Gam3 is the most interesting of any litrpg I’ve read. Honestly I’m much more of a sci-fi fan than a litrpg fan tho, so the only thing that bogged me down a little was so much focus on game mechanics, but that’s just MHO. I actually really like your work and am inspired by how much you’ve accomplished for being as young as you are. Congrats and keep writing!


  15. Dane says:

    Thank you for the great books, you did a great job. I would love for you to come back to this series, but I would also love to read your next book. Don’t doubt the greatness of these novels, but go and grow as a writer more and more. Don’t look back see what you did wrong, see what you did right and go again that will make you a better writer. Do the same with life, and then the world. We as people are our best and worst critics, we see all the bad and none of the good, see the good then go again, and become better. As you write better, your life will change, as you life better the world will change. I can’t wait to see your new book!


  16. Frank Hott says:

    Don’t be so harshly critical of your work. Learn to enjoy the process! You have demonstrated excellent skill and wonderful imagination in your first published works. Can you imagine the loss to the world if a young Asimov or Heinlein had given up? I suspect they enjoyed the process of becoming better writers. It is true to all good art….practice, practice, practice.
    Thank you for the many dozens of hours of pleasure you’ve given me as I read and reread your installments of “The Gam3”.
    Best wishes to you and yours.


  17. Nik Dodd says:

    Hey mate, Just thought I’d show my appreciation for your work. Love your writing style, character and idea development.I have an eidetic memory so I usually don’t read things more than once however made an exception in this case as I loved it and was so engrossed. Looking forward to reading more of your work and to the next chapter finding out what happens with Alan’s story. Thank you for your talent.


  18. Anonymous says:

    I have read a lot of books, A Lot of books, and I can say the most important aspects are, the message, the emotion, the spark, and the world, you have a good message, I feel emotion, the spark is like fire and the world is the wood, a good book is one with characters with passion and the spark are the characters. You don’t burn wet wood and you can’t burn to little rood otherwise the fire dies to soon, you need good world building and good characters, you have both👍, most writers feel what they write is not good enough but I can say don’t look at the best writers, look at what you have accomplished! You have changed from a consumer to a producer! Something few can do, and you have done it, you have climded the mountain, you you have fought the snowstorm, and you stand at the top a stronger person who can go even higher the before.


  19. BeerCake says:

    First of all – I was hooked on your books. I can’t wait for more.
    And now I’m gonna share, most likely you will never read this but whatever…
    The thing is – as soon as we know what must happen for the task to be finished – we lose any motivation to finish it. And I felt it in the 3rd book, the rushed ending, the unrealistic personality choices and leaps in decisions. But that is ok.
    You just need to find something that you know will surprise us. And not tell a living soul until it’ s done. You have to find a challenge that you consider worth your time. Otherwise it will just feel like filing taxes and not like writing one of the BEST MOTHERFUCKING LITRPG’S I’ve ever read.
    The fault is not in you, the first 2 books and the overarching plot line of the trilogy proves it. The fault is you haven’t figured out a challenge worth your blood sweat and tears.
    It’s time to stop grinding… it’s time to take risks like Alan did.


  20. Situationles says:

    Personally i think you may be too hard on yourself.
    Were the books good? Yes, i enjoyed all three quite a lot. Were they masterpieces? of course not.
    Does the fact that they aren’t the best books ever detract from consumer enjoyment? no. You have to keep in mind that this is your FIRST series and you did a better job writing it than the majority of indie others do.
    Have you learned lessons from writing this trilogy? If the answer is yes then good use that knowledge for your next series.
    You need to keep in mind that LitRPG is a very difficult genre to write for, the fact that none of your books are sitting below 4 stars proves that you did well, even if it wasn’t up to your personal expectations. Your books are also not on kindle unlimited which proves even more that you did an exceptional job writing the series.
    Whether you decide to continue the Gam3 or not i look forward to your next book.


  21. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got to agree with the last comment, but feel what ya gotta feel; that’s got to play a role in your writing, and however your dealing with it, its working for the books! This series is great. The story is top notch and I loved all of them, although its sad to see “COMPLETED”. I hope there are followup series… that, uhmm… picks up where it left off? 😉

    Looking forward to your next content, thanks for the excellent entertainment!


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