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... show more
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...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 25th 2006
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Computer Science
, Speculative Fiction
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DNF. Read 1/3 and realised that while there had been a lot of action and explanation, I remained foggy about what our hero was trying to achieve and why. I really enjoyed the magic system and it was a very clever marriage of mythology and technology but either I needed a more explicit explanation of...
f2.5 stars, rounded up to 3 on the strength of the last 20% or so of the tale.Let me start by saying I think the problem here must be me, and not the book. Many people recced this book to me, among them three with similar tastes to my own whose recommendations I tend to look forward to eagerly, beca...
A good first novel, with reasonable sounding tech even 6-7 years after it was written. The characters are strong and interesting, although the main character isn't always that bright considering what a good hacker he's supposed to be. I absolutely adored his familiar and the vegetarian troll. The th...
I started this book in July then set it down to read Ghost Story. I picked it back up today and it was perfect for the mood I am in...sarcastic.Fun read, I cant wait for the next one to show up in the mail!
Great book. I love it because it is apparent the author really knows about programming. So many times I get frustrated at sci-fi authors who probably needed someone to help them install/run Word, and who use the wrong terms in their books.