C. R. Sturgill, author
Spencer Underwood has little realistic hope of escaping his paraplegic, bullied, and friendless high school existence. Then he and three classmates are unrealistically transported to Nibiru, a legendary fantasy world ruled by mythological gods and inhabited by strange races and nightmarish monsters. Spence can walk again, which is good considering he’s going to have to use his online fantasy role-playing game experience to lead the dysfunctional party on the gods’ quest and summon the courage to finally stand up to Trey, his worst bully from school. Success not only means survival but finally earning respect and acceptance, especially from Morgan, his attractive but snarky Goth classmate. But Spence discovers Nibiru is more a world of science fiction than fantasy, and they are just unwitting pawns in a deadly scheme of the gods. If returning to Earth isn’t an option, the party might have to do the unthinkable and attempt to unravel the true mystery of the fantasy world, even if it means challenging the gods themselves.