Meet Kiers van der Wolfe: insomniac, drug dealer, alcoholic, and amateur gaming addict. Life's simple and depressing for him and his band of misfits--until they're offered a deal with the biggest name in the electronic entertainment. Risking life and mind in the latest gaming technology playing the hardest game the world, where it's just too easy to die, Kiers and company have a guarantee to a lifetime of fortune and fame. Empire Wars may be the hardest cipher to crack, but it isn't as if the guys don't have anything up their sleeves. Join this cirque of real freaks of society, and let these amazing prodigies shamelessly steal your sanity.