Sword Art Online Progressive 1 (light novel)
"There's no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die..."
One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba's deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.
Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna's epic adventure--on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!
Like others, I have always wanted to know more of this story. I’m glad the other decided to take the direction he did. In fact, I wouldn’t mind if he writes this in parallel of what could’ve happened if they ended up clearing all 100 floors!
If you liked the anime, this is a great book to keep the magic going
Sword Art Online Progressive 1
Great look at the story from up close.