Sword Art Online: Progressive (Novel 1)
Title: Sword Art Online: Progressive
Volume: Novel 1
Distributor: Yen Press
Release date: 2015-03-24
Suggested retail price: $13.99
Age rating: 13+
One month after Akihiko Kayaba's game of death began, the death toll continues to rise, two thousand players having already lost their lives to the ultra-difficult VRMMO world of Sword Art Online. On the day of the strategy meeting to plan out the first-floor boss battle, Kirito, a solo player who vows to fight alone to get stronger, runs into a rare, high-level female player. She gracefully dispatches powerful monsters with a single rapier that flashes like a shooting star in the night...
This volume contains three stories, including "Aria of a Starless Night," which details how Kirito came to be called the Black Swordsman, and "Rondo of a Fragile Blade," the tragic tale of a young blacksmith that takes place before the second-floor boss fight.
Written by Reki Kawahara.
(added on 2014-11-18, modified on 2014-11-18)
- Reviewed by Rebecca Silverman (May 30, 2015)
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