ON THE BORDER BETWEEN THE REAL AND VIRTUAL WORLDS, WHERE FRIENDSHIP IS JUST ONE OF THE MYSTERIES TO BE SOLVED
Lucia and her two friends are young YouTubers with a passion for videogames. Inside a game called Hoardalya they meet a mysterious boy called Jai who shares their passion. Through him they learn that their favourite YouTuber, RF, has been killed. Jai persuades them to join in a new investigative game and look into RF’s disappearance.
But the mystery spills over from the virtual world into real life: searching for definitive answers the three youngsters organise an expedition to the home of the programmer responsible for Hoardalya and Real Mysteries. And find real trouble.
The book hovers between reality and virtual universes, between online role-playing games and social media, YouTube, and the real world, destroying the boundaries separating one from the other, taking place in an environment where they all exist, with equal dignity and importance.
I am Jai is a thriller which lays the groundwork for reflection on topics that could, in just a few years – if not already – shake the foundations of our view of life and consciousness.
Christian was born in Milan to an Italian mother and German father. He studied aeronautical engineering and has worked in role-playing games, journalism, IT and photography. He lives in Milan with his wife, two daughters and dog. Parachute jumping is not something he’s ever contemplated as he’s afraid of heights.