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"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



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Reki Kawahara

Reki Kawahara (?? ? Kawahara Reki, born August 17, 1974) is the Japanese author of the light novels and manga Sword Art Online and Accel World. Both series have been adapted into anime. He has also written The Isolator (??????? Zettainaru Aisor?ta) , a light novel series which began publishing in print in June 2014, after having been serialised online starting in 2004, and the manga and light novels for the spinoff series Sword Art Online: Progressive.

The Sword Art Online series was first published online in 2002, under the pen name Fumio Kunori (???? ) . Kawahara entered the first Accel World novel into ASCII Media Works' 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and the novel won the Grand Prize. The first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. As of October 10, 2015, 19 volumes have been published. After gaining fame from the Dengeki award, Kawahara republished Sword Art Online in print. 16 volumes have been published as of August 2015, as well as four volumes of Sword Art Online: Progressive.
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