Writer: Reki Kawahara
The second day of the Final Stress Test rages on. Having defeated Sinon and Leafa--even with the added might of their godly super-accounts--Gabriel drives Alice into a corner. Meanwhile, in another corner of the battlefield, Asuna is pushed to her limits as she defends Kirito from the army of Darkness. But just when all seems lost, a voice cries out in Kirito's heart, urging him back into the world. Grabbing hold of that light in the darkness, the black swordsman awakens...
For readers ages 13 years and up.