Or you like you ll have a blast Exactly as predicted the seuel followed the winning recipe to the letter Interesting story lovable Characters Geeky Humor And General geeky humor and general Can t wait to grab the next bookScott has a great talent for writing crazy stuff and Luke to make it sound ven hilarious Truly a winning combinationIf you re wondering why I m acting like such a fanboy you surely haven t read the first book Go on grab it I ll wait You ll get hooked too Maaaartiiiiiin Spell or High Water Magic 20 2 by Scott Meyer Goodreads Author Luke Daniels NarratorVerdict Exactly as I wanted All the good pieces from part 1 are here tooOverall Performance Story Executive Summary While not as funny as the first book I still found this book a lot of fun and look forward to the next oneAudio book I m convinced Luke Daniels could read the phone book and make it sound interesting When given a funny book to read he shines ven He may be my favorite audio book reader His voices are great and seems to really bring the characters to life Full Review I grabbed the first book in this series a "few months ago because partially because it sounded interesting but mostly because it was read by Luke Daniels I grabbed this "months ago because partially because it sounded interesting but mostly because it was read by Luke Daniels I grabbed this however because I really njoyed the first one and was Building the Cold War excited to see that a second book was outMy favorite character in the series is probably Philip and he seemed to get focus in this book This book also addressed my major criticism of the first book Where are all the womenThis book sees us visit Atlantis which was used as thexplanation for why there was almost no women I Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) enjoyed the female characters introduced in this onespecially the almost no women I Counter-Amores enjoyed the female characters introduced in this onespecially the travel stories are really hard to write well as it can all be very confusing I think Mr Meyer does a great job of handling this by having the characters be just as confused as Dancing at Armageddon everyonelse They offer several theories to Double Jeopardy explain things but seem just as unsure of the plausibility as I was This is definitely not a hard sci fi bookThe humor in this book probably wasn t as good as the first one but that didn t make the story any less fun I did find the parts focused on Jimmy to be lessnjoyable than the stuff with Philip and Martin howeverOverall I think this was another great Composition and Literature entry in this series Almostverything was nicely wrapped up while the Cezanne and Provence epilogue planted the seeds for a possible third book I hope he does write a third because I ll happily listen to it If not maybe I can get Luke Daniels to read me the phone book 35 stars Spell or High Water is a good follow up to Off to Be the Wizard Admittedly a bit of the novelty factor from the first book did start to wear off and I find this volume to be weaker but the narrative retained itsnjoyable comedic tone Martin and Philip were invited by Gwen to Atlantis a safe haven for all female sorceresses from a society which is far from friendly to those whom they deem as witches where a grand summit to gather all the Ant and lost Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time travelers Thankfully Martin and Philip are invited to a summit in Atlantis for all of the leaders of the time traveler colonies and now Martin thinks this will be a chance to try again.
summary Spell or High Water Magic 20 #2This was a disappointment given how much I liked Off to
be the wizardthe Wizard first book blended Matrix Dark Voices esue computer metaphysics and Robert Asprin breezy fantasy in a way that was fun andngaging The premise was cute the characters generally likable and the casual informality of the whole story was part of its charm Sure the plot was lightweight and the details were goofy Contested Reproduction eg medieval peasants speaking with contemporary diction and the implications of time travel generally handled by the not going to think about it my hands are over myars la la la method but who cares Fun low demanding readIn book two we re given a promising opening premise Martin taking on an apprentice which is immediately jettisoned in favor of a dull mystery set in a feminist Atlantis The change of setting is briefly interesting but the mood far less whimsical and fun than that of the PRIOR BOOK ONE PROBLEM IS THAT THE COMPUTERMAGIC PREMISE book One problem is that the computermagic premise no longer new we need something Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) eually interesting to sustain our attention but never get itA fundamental problem here is that the main characters are portrayed as immortal there s thus no sense of stakes It s not gripping when characters are faced with grave inconvenience The time travellement worsens the lack of investment in Creating Country Music everyone s fates The plot concerns a series of assassination attempts on a character Brit the Younger who is not only invulnerable but who is on speaking terms with her future self Brit the Elder BtE isffectively omniscient knowing all the Blacklands events about which we re reading yet apparently notmotionally involved in any of them as they unfold Hence neither are we The supposed love interest Gwen is wooden and perpetually dour and it s inexplicable why the feisty Martin has a thing for her I guess she s cute As in the first book she seems included out of sense of obligation to add gender balance to a male driven story She has the opposite Evolutionary Patterns effect highlighting how dull the female characters are in contrast to their colorful male counterparts The conflict between Brits the Elder and Younger is one of the few interesting ideas and their relationship with Phillip the book s only realmotional beat But Evolution As Entropy even this feels half bakedA side story with Jimmy struggling to return from the mundane future has promise but descends into tedium Hisscort two agonizingly slapstick cop caricatures make these passages Forging Gay Identities especially wince inducingOne gets the sense that Meyer is uncomfortably bored with his own story about halfway through and is racing through the motions to get to thend The writing is terrible in the C in English class sense full of clumsy descriptive abstractions and random dips into omniscient third person for the sake of telling us what side characters are thinking rather than showing usThe series has blown its credit with me I ll start reading the next book but it had better be nonstop fun What Forbidden History else could I havexpected It s Scott and Luke at it again If this is the type of hum. 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 A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the vil programmer Jimmy and things couldn’t be going better Except for his love life that is Feeling dist. .
Eaders of all known wizard colonies in the world will be held In the meantime Jimmy was masterminding his way of getting back in time
through the two federal agents who were looking for Martin back in the 21st century Firstly I will havethe two federal agents who were looking for Martin back in the 21st century Firstly I will have stress that this story is best njoyed via audiobook The narrator truly brought out the best of what the author had to offer In the few times when I was just reading it off the pages I found that while it was still funny it was nothing compared to listening to Luke Daniels acting out Esteem Enlivened by Desire each character to perfection Sure some the voices sounded a bitxaggerated but in the spirit of the comedic turn of this story it is appropriate The good cop bad cop representation of the two unluckiest federal agents was corny and clich d but I had to admit I really had a good laugh over it Like I ve said in my review for the first book you should not take this too seriously Miller and Murphy Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith employed anxaggerated version of the old good copbad cop routine that Jimmy liked to call violently unstable rage aholic cop friendly talkative youth liked to call violently unstable rage aholic cop friendly talkative youth cop Meanwhile in Atlantis Martin and Philip met the Britts and got ntangled in a web of murder and intrigue The plot around the Britts was at times long winded and thoroughly confusing as their very co xistence created a time travel conundrum that resulted in regular alliteration of its theoretical possibility And of course while all that is happening Martin was still trying to win the girlThe worldbuilding lement of Atlantis was pretty darn cool That it was all created by a woman kind of makes sense from an aesthetic point of view However a society
that was solelywas solely by women did result in certain aspects which were not xactly tasteful in my opinion While some readers might feel offended by how such a female dominated society is portrayed I took it in stride as a form of parody given the deliberate comical narrative of the story Seriously or perhaps not so seriously some of the action scenes could belong in a campy slapstick comedy He saw the fearsome creatures the wall of flame the large audience and the international task force of wizards all clearly ready for action standing in what he had to admit were mostly bad imitations of kung fu poses Although the writing is The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning easy and direct the author has a way of playing with and putting together iterations in a whimsical fashion that fits the narrative He was half of a two man task force assigned to investigate and possibly solve a series of possibly connected impossible occurrences that were possibly crimes While this was not as good as the first partly due to some long winded sections and partly due to the villains who annoyed me I still find itnjoyable nough to want to continue with the next books in the series It s rare to find smart comedy like this and one with an amazing narrator as well Last but not least I love the whimsical 8 bit graphic covers This review can also be found at Booknest. With Gwen Of course this is Martin Banks we’re talking about so murder mystery and high intrigue all get in the way of a guy who just wants one shot to get the girl The follow up to the hilarious Off to Be the Wizard Scott Meyer’s Spell or High Water proves that no matter what powers you have over time and space you can’t control rotten lu. ,