Igra pervykh [The Battle of the Chosen]
Gods like to play games. Allar, the deity of Light, and Hungar, the Dark Void, are eternal adversaries for the dominion over the world. This divine rivalry is about to reach its apex when the gods' champions fight in the "Battle of the Chosen". The stakes are high and the one to win this fight will not only determine the fate of humanity, but the future of the entire universe. "The Battle of the Chosen" tells a story of a rite of passage and a test of courage. Aleah and her best friend Alex, are ordinary teens whose lives are turned upside down when they find an ancient talisman with divine powers. The fate of the universe hangs in balance and as the pendulum swings they have to grow up fast in order to survive. With the help of the talisman, Aleah and Alex travel in time and virtual reality. They live multiple lives and absorb the experiences of many enlightened men and women. The hardships and pain of others pervade our heroes, changing them irreversibly. Each experience takes them one step closer to the final battle. This story takes place in contemporary Moscow, Russia, in a fictitious ancient past and a phantasmagoric world of immortals.