Once I accepted that, I couldn't put it down. This series has to be the best goofiest guilty pleasure audiobook. The adventures of an American hacker in Medieval England continue as Martin Banks takes his next step on the journey toward mastering his reality-altering powers and fulfilling his destiny. It's been awhile since I read the first book, and--honestly--I'd all but forgotten that I own both books two and three in the series. In the second book in the series, they visit Atlantis and have another set of adventures.
Off to be the Wizard is his first novel. Subscribe to to make sure you don't miss any reviews, giveaways, promotions, or updates about my work. So here we are, a 4th book. When everything came together, it ended up that I just was reading too shortsighted, and this was an ex About halfway through this book, I decided it would be my last in the series. I binged on them and read them back to back. Ultimately the dragons escape and the wizards have to retrieve them and also save their pride with the local towns-folk which are generally too stupid to protect themselves.
With the novels, I also come up with an idea, but then I have to figure out what characters are involved, what they would do, what would happen if they did that, and what happens next, on and on untill I have enough story for a book. We are meant to believe that people smart enough to manipulate computer text to become what are essentially Gods are this incompetent? It turns out to be a message from Gwen inviting Philip and Martin to Atlantis. He and other hackers have discovered the master file, and by playing with that can control reality. Good overall, though definitely not as much fun as the first in the series. While I enjoy the agents greatly and think Jimmy is an interesting character, the first three relied heavily on them and it's nice to see the series going in a different direction.
About is a sub where you can find new books based on suggestions from the community. This one felt on par with book 3, it was fun with several chuckles. I felt like I was reading someone's attempt to expand what should have been a short story into something longer. Especially my wife and Rick. Everything in this story was pointless, mundane, redundant and foolish. As well, when purchasing wedding gifts, do you try and picture who put an item on the registry, the bride of the groom, and cater to the couples wants.
It's like the entire plot and action of this book should have been a ten page montage between important events in another book. We get a lot of closer looks at the wizards, especially paired off, which is where Scott's dialogue really shines. Whether the characters are 20-30+ years old or 15 is kind of irrelevant in the story Meyer created. If I messed things up, yeah, I probably would check out Olde England. This book definitely explores unexpected consequences and fixes some of the problems with how the wizards interact with the people of Leadchurch as well as relations between Atlantis and the Leadchurch wizards, which sets up a good set of dynamics for the next two books as this is book 1 of a set of three the author is writing.
It is much better than the previous entry. The first book was clever, witty and incredibly funny. I wouldn't be too happy if someone took one of my instructions as literal instructions, but since I'm not doing comics about how to perform an emergency tracheotomy, I don't lose sleep over it. Martin, Philip, and all the other Wizards we come across each have their own unique character. Even more, the time travel elements are done well--and are used to pose some interesting questions.
One of my favorite authors! Scott Meyer is a much better author than this book would lead one to believe. All the whil I've really enjoyed the flippant, lighthearted nature of this book series. Finally, I accepted the book on its own terms and enjoyed it immensely. Also, I found at least 4 or 5 errors in the book. It's slow, not very interesting, and only sporadically fun. Except for his love life, that is. There are twists and turns.
Like the first book, Off to Be the Wizard, Luke Daniels took on narrator duties for Spell or High Water. The second half dragged a bit and the resolution came a little too easily, but I enjoyed myself and can't wait to see what happens next. Overall, a decent, but not great addition to this fun series. There lacked a distinct threat to the characters, which left the story feeling weightless, more like a filler. I enjoyed it, more than his two non-series books, but not quite as much as the other books in the series. Then it's a matter of sitting down and actually typing it all out and embellishing it as I go.