The battle against the Kobar Empire was utterly lost and I lay dying, when a strange blue screen appeared.
[ You have been identified as having the aptitude needed to be a Player. Would you like to reset the game and try again? ]
I laughed. Blood spilled out of my mouth and ran down my neck.
"I don't know if this is some weird near-death hallucination… but if I have a chance to reset everything and save everyone I cared about… of course, I damn well accept."
[ Reset in progress. ]
[ Beginning Round 2. ]
[ … ]
[ Error. Partial Player. ]
[ … ]
[ Active Players: 0.4 ]
** If you're looking for a story with a MC who starts out very strong or very clever, this ain't it. Luca is neither. Luca is weak AF and... an idiot.
** Luca will also die. A lot. It's a time-loop story. But with enough game resets (ahem, deaths), Luca will learn and grow, so there's hope for him yet.
** This is a slow-burning and character-driven novel. It's also going to be long.