Clan Dominance (former Way of the Clan series) is going to be published in 2020

Way of the Clan series (World of Valdira) by Dem Mikhailov is going to be re-translated and re-released as Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones by 1C-Publishing and Magic Dome Books
We're happy to inform you that one of the very first LitRPG series from Russian author Dem Mikhailov is about to be published in March 2020. Along with The Way of the Shaman and The Dark Herbalist this series is a classic Russian LitRPG.

Book 1 will be released March 5, 2020

The legendary cult saga of the World of Valdira by one of the founding fathers of LitRPG - now in a brand new error-free translation from Magic Dome Books!

"I personally rank Dem Mikhailov's Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones (also known as The World of Valdira) as highly as Barliona and the Dark Herbalist. It's one of the earliest Russian LitRPG series (and definitely one of the longest) which is now rightfully considered a classic of the genre and which is still being read and reread, hopefully for generations to come." - Dan Sugralinov

"Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones has already become a classic of modern science fiction and the gold standard of LitRPG. This is the series which shaped the genre and greatly affected its development, influencing many of the authors who followed." - Michael Atamanov

"Hi guys, great news! I've just heard that Magic Dome Books is re-releasing Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones (The World of Valdira) in a brand new English translation. This series triggered my passion for LitRPG at the time - and now it's recognized as one of the classics of the genre. By the way, Dem Mikhailov has written a few more series set in the world of Valdira. I can't recommend it enough to all fellow LitRPG lovers!" - Alexey Osadchuk

"This is the series which laid down the rules of LitRPG and raised the genre's standards in Russia. The author strikes a fine balance between the virtual and real worlds by creating several plot lines which weave in and out of both - the highest achievement of this kind in Russia even now, years after its initial release. For many authors, this series has become a springboard into successful writing careers." - Vasily Mahanenko


Rostislav Grokhotov, an ordinary clerk working for a privately-owned company, just wanted to earn some extra money in the game. He had no specific plans for his new character. Little did he know that his new nickname Rosgard would become the game's next greatest legend.

Even the game's Crèche zone may contain items of interest if you're observant enough. Rosgard's find didn't just change his own life drastically — it enveloped an entire game world in a turmoil to boot! The adventuring player becomes a valued prize for Waldyra's leading clans. Our hero has to conceal his real name, since he's in danger in real world as well, and that's no game anymore. There are millions at stake — and the currency in question isn't Monopoly money. Rosgard holds the key to wealth and power in both worlds.

Should you play your own game or throw in your lot with the strongest? This is the question that needs to be answered by the protagonist, whose luck is incredible. Whose side does one take without becoming a pawn in anyone's game?

Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones is a perfect example of a classical LitRPG novel. The events in the virtual world and the events in the real world mesh closely together as the plot thickens and becomes more and more dynamic from one book to another. The series has thousands of diehard fans in Russia! Now in English — for every true fan of the genre!

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