Walking the Virtch by J. Steven York
Approx. 18,140 words.
Published on June 29, 2011 by
Tsunami Ridge Publishing.
Jodd holds the keys to the lost secrets of the Virtch. To use them, he and his new love must reunite with three childhood friends. But one of those friends hides a terrible secret. And another wants only revenge; to destroy his old-friends and the Virtch itself!
The power to become Virtual Gods is within their grasp, but only if they can avoid killing each other first!