Nomorgames

Nomorgames

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            « — Welcome, young fellow!
            I blink as crazy to chase away the mirage surrounding me. Quite unsuccessfully I must say. I am not at home anymore, but in some kind of church covered with stained-glass windows. And I… yeah, I am sitting on a… throne?
            My headache is so strong I could throw up any minute now. I swallow, take a deep breath and look at my arms lying on sculpted stone. What the fuck is happening to me? I finally raise my head and notice the oddest guy standing in front of me. Well, well, well… Long blue feathers stuck out of his man bun. They move softly as he comes near my throne. Without a warning, Lord Feathers opens his arms and twirls to show me his green redingote embroidered with clover.
            — I am the Ace of Clubs! he proclaims with such a piercing voice I have to cover my ears with my two hands. And you are my second card, I just picked you!
            I turn my head around, hoping for some cameras which must be immortalizing my credulity right now, but the Ace stands in my way and slips his left cheek right under my nose. I have to say… he does seem very real for a fictional Captain Hook!
            Then he points the black tattoo across his buffoon face and asks:
            — What do you read?
            Still stunned, I obey and decode:
            — Better four leaves than three.
            Suddenly radiant, he takes a step back and smiles at me.
            — You see, I am the Ace of Clubs.”

            Nomorgames, Serving the Ace of Clubs, Siècle Vaëlban

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Title: Nomorgames

Title: Nomorgames

Type: Three-book series

First volume : Serving the Ace of Clubs
Second volume: Fighting the Queen of Spades
Third volume: Playing the King of Hearts

Category: Fantasy novel written in French

Public: Young Adult

State of progress: First and second volumes have been written and are being reviewed by my wonderful agent, Roxane Edouard, before a new round of corrections. I am currently working on the third volume of the trilogy.

Pitch: Four teenagers are sent in another world where the Ace of Clubs, a strange delusional character, dreams of defeating the Kingdom of Hearts. Our heroes will have to fight alongside the Ace for a chance to go back home.

Synopsis : James lives in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France. He is a brilliant but cynical sixteen years old. To take care of his mother and two sisters, he became a fashion icon for a cheap steamy magazine and is clearly not living the life he would have hoped for.

One day, as he is returning home, he finds himself teleported in another world called Nomorgames. In this psychedelic place, the charismatic and megalomaniac Ace of Clubs has decided to go to war against the Kingdom of Hearts. To help him win his coming battles, the Ace drew four Wildcards from the Earth dimension.

James is one of the lucky few. With him, Evangeline, who is carrying a violent past and a poisonous tongue, Sam, a gifted musician with a big heart but bigger addictions, and Takeshi, an amnesic boy the Ace cannot stand. Together, they will have to meet every desire of their strange commander if they ever hope to be sent back home.

But, in Nomorgames, you have to play by the rules, strange as they may be: there is venom hidden beneath whipped cream and to survive the maze of fools, everyone has to face the uncompromising reflection of the Thousandmirrors.