If you’ve ever been a gamer or just wondered about that world, this is the book for you: an artist’s meditation on the player-avatar relationship. Here are the intertwined lives of Malbec, a World of Warcraft Death Knight avatar, and the guy who is her longtime Player. Their relationship is complicated by the fact that they must always be partners even though they belong to two very different worlds, Azeroth and Earth. As each one tries to control the other, they end up playing a twisted long game that veers between friendship, mutual hatred, and the despair of those who can never be free. A darkly comic take on a way of being that is often dismissed too lightly as ‘unreal’.