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The Wiz Biz Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1997
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
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The writer, Rick Cook, has a very good vocabulary - don't be ashamed if you have to look some words up. The writing flows very well, and the plot is pretty well-developed. It mixes classical fantasy - elves and dragons, "my Lord" and "my Lady" - with modern (well, 70's to 90's) hacker culture. It's very interesting, and quite well done. If you know what Unix and FORTH are, you'll enjoy this component of this book.
Overall, I do heartily recommend this collection of the first two books.
My only gripe is the poor editing - occasionally, some punctuation is messed up. It is uncommon, maybe once every 10 or 20 pages at minimum Kindle print size, but it can be glaring at times. I recommend it nonetheless. I know I'll be getting the next two books.
A good summer read.
One minute he is untangling a stubborn line of code and the next he is dodging fireballs, backing away from the still smoldering corpse of the wizard that summoned him and being dragged to safety by a woman that he feels strangely attracted to even though he has never met her before.
What Wiz will find out is that he is a variable in a war that has been going on between the forces of light and darkness for a very long time. This world runs on magic and he has none. Strangely enough though a magic spell looks a lot like a computer program...
Though the premise of this book isn't exactly original it still manages to tell a entertaining tale of a fish out of water or in this case a fish finding itself in water and not quite knowing what to do with it. I liked this story as most of the characters actually seem like they could be real people. They have their flaws and there failings but they try to work through them and don't instantly always do the right thing. As Wiz struggles to find his place in his new world he eventually realizes that his actions have consequences and he has to take responsibility for those consequences, even if he isn't directly responsible for what is going on. The book moves at a good clip and doesn't really have mood swings from comedy to dead serious like the wizard in yurt series or the rouge agent series. All in all a good read if your looking for a fantasy fish out of water book that is a little different from the norm.ma.c
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A modern programmer thrown into the world of magic. Unique look at a magic system that is based on computer language...Read more
The characters were entertaining and the second part was the best. This is a good book for lazy days or long plain rides.Read more