29 June 2009

WEBMAGE - Kelly McCullough

From the back of the book: Magic is about to get an upgrade
Ravirn is not your average computer geek. A child of the Fates -- literally -- he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can zero in on the fatal flaw in any program. Now that twenty-first-century magic has gone digital that makes him a very talented sorcerer. But a world of problems is about to be downloaded on Ravirn -- who’s just trying to pass his college midterms.
Great Aunt Atropos, one of the three Fates, decides that humans having free will is really overrated and plans to rid herself of the annoyance -- by coding a spell into the Fate Core, the server that rules destiny. As a hacker, Ravirn is a big believer in free will, and when he not only refuses to debug her spell but actively opposes her, all hell breaks loose.
Even with the help of his familiar Melchior, a sexy sorceress (who’s also a mean programmer), and the webgoblin underground, it’s going to be a close call...
Once I got past the computer geek talk and really got into the mythology aspect of the story, I enjoyed the book. I had to make it my bedside book to make good time with it and that allowed my enjoyment and comprehension increase. It's not really a good book to read in fits and starts which was how it was going as my purse book.
My favorite characters were Cerice, Ravirn's lady love, and Melchior, Ravirn's webgoblin/familiar. Both are strong minded and smart favorite characterization.
I reckon I'll look for the rest in the series at some point in the future when I am back in the mood for sci-fi/fantasy mix that this was.
Three computer magic beans.....

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