Martin Banks has stumbled across a secret website where he can manipulate code to allow these changes to occur in real life. For example, if he wants to be taller, he changes the height code of himself on the website and he is instantly taller. He calls this "magic" and changes his location and time to be that of medieval England. He enters a town thinking he is an actual wizard but is startled, and embarrassed, when he discovers he's not alone. There are others who can do "magic" as well, much better than him. Throw in a love interest, a super geeky code genius bent on domination and complete control and this book is finished.
Fun read, fairly quick read, and definitely worth checking out if you're into computers, medieval times, wizardry, and just a good story. Only negative thing I have to say is that it drags a little bit in the middle but then picks up steam heading into the end. The character Martin is a likeable guy and very easy to cheer for. There were definitely laugh-out-loud moments and I would say this is a great summer read.The book also had a very neat retro feel - the same type evident in Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" (review coming soon) but to a lesser degree.
I haven't had a chance to read the two sequels that follow but I can only hope they're as good as this one. Overall, a very fun read not to be missed.
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