An Unwelcome Quest

, #3

421 pages

English language

Published Sept. 5, 2015

ISBN:
978-1-4778-2140-4
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OCLC Number:
890626666

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4 stars (31 reviews)

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior. Who knew that the vengeful Todd would escape, then conjure a computer game packed with wolves, wenches, wastelands, and assorted harrowing hazards -- and trap his hapless former friends inside it? Stripped of their magic powers, the would-be wizards must brave terrifying dangers, technical glitches, and one another's company if they want to see Medieval England -- and their favorite sci-fi movies on VHS -- ever again. Can our heroes survive …

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2 stars

Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Net Galley. Of course, I ended up going ahead and buying the audiobook version because Luke Daniels is a fantastic narrator.

Scott Meyer's Magic 2.0 series is fantasy with a science-fiction hook: a computer hacker named Martin discovers an all-powerful file that lets him control reality, so he travels back to medieval times and pretends he is a wizard. This fails spectacularly when he meets all the other hackers who had the same idea.

An Unwelcome Quest is the third book in the series. The first two weren't perfect by any means, but they were at least funny and light on their feet where this one quickly wears out its welcome. It's a huge shame, because this series was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to have a few laughs during my commute. One definite …

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Subjects

  • Computer games
  • Time travel
  • Fiction