Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) by Scott Meyer

Reviewed by Lotte:

This is the story of Martin Banks who chances upon a file that shows the world is just a series of computer code. He ultimately takes too many risks and as the FBI come knocking, he decides to teleport back to medieval England where he thinks he can become a renowned, real-life magician. One problem: he isn’t the only person to do this.

This is a fun and light-hearted read that combines a little science fiction with a lot of fantasy. I found it to be a fairly simple story but nonetheless I was drawn in as Martin faced the challenge of becoming a wizard and we got to know the other characters. Meyer has fleshed these other characters out well and has created a world and scientific logic that fit the storyline without being overly complicated.

I think for me the narrator, Luke Daniels, was the icing on the cake. The way in which he interpreted and delivered the story made for entertaining listening!

Author: Scott Meyer
Publisher: 47North 
Release date: 18 March 2014

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