Title: Vesper Venti’s Virtual Reality
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Word Count: Almost completed approx 25 000 – 30 000 words
Virtual reality was what 13-Year-Old Vesper Venti expected when she turned on her parent’s prototype gaming console, but instead she finds herself battling a real ninja inside a dank Egyptian pyramid. When a mysterious girl named Venny comes to her aid, Vesper is astounded by her revelation. Vesper is a “time-mender,” but she isn’t buying it. She just wants to get back to her family until Venny’s second revelation for the day. She is family. They are sisters both stolen from Altonia, a world that was placed at the gates of the universe to prevent Salazar from entering to begin his evil reign.
Simple solution, learn to time-mend, big Problem, Venny can only teach Vesper the basics so they improvise. They find themselves hurtling down a time-stream to Altonia which is under occupation by one of Salazar’s henchman. Vesper and Venny are forced underground where they meet Ronin a resistance fighter with an even bigger revelation for the sisters. They are the lost heirs to the Altonian throne. When the three motley time-mender’s combine forces and attempt to reclaim the throne, they realise they have bitten off more than they can mend and now Salazar is rattling the gates of the universe and it’s all their fault.
Watch out on your left,’ Drew bellowed as Vesper blocked an open hand jab then swept her leg and back flipped over the couch. She took her stance again and beckoned the ninja to advance. They paced around the ring, sizing each other up but this time Vesper struck. She launched into the air whirling around and jabbing left with all her might and the ninja crumpled to the floor. She took her stance again and bowed low. The ninja dragged itself up and acknowledged the defeat with a bow and the room erupted with cheers. Vesper pulled off the silver cuffs and the ninja, her kimono and the ring disappeared from the room.
Yoshi picked up the silver cuffs and pulled them on. A huge virtual screen appeared and he began swiping his way through. He put ona metal Samurai uniform with a Helmut and grabbed a virtual sword.