It’s a tough thing to admit when you pick up a book you’ve been really looking forward to and it doesn’t hit the spot. Yet that’s what happened with Scott Meyer’s Run Program, his latest book in a new setting, and one that looks at what a child-like A.I. will do when given access to the internet and the chance to escape its confines. Continue reading “Run Program by Scott Meyer”
Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer was a book I was very much looking forward to, and one I enjoyed despite it not meeting the expectations that his Magic 2.0 series left me with. Full review at SFFWorld.
There is plenty going on in Master of Formalities despite it being set almost entirely on Apios. We follow House Jakabitus and its staff as they deal with the arrival of the heir to the Hahn Empire, a people that they have been at war with for countless years with no end in sight. However, the situation may now change with Master Hennik there, and it’s down to those running the household to do what they can to accommodate him. With centuries of traditions and many requirements, the staff of House Jakabitus have their hands full, and Wollard, their Master of Formalities, is the one in charge of them all, ensuring that etiquette is adhered to at all times.
My review for Scott Meyer’s third Magic 2.0 novel, An Unwelcome Quest, is up over at SFFWorld.com. I love this series and the way it just makes me laugh out loud on almost every page, but not at the cost of the story. Here’s hoping he writes some more in the setting!
An Unwelcome Quest is an easy book to recommend as it’s a quick read, full of action and entertainment, and has some proper laugh-out-loud moments. However, as I said before, you really should start from the first book and enjoy this series as a whole. Hopefully this won’t be the last we’ll see of the Leadchurch Wizards (the ending certainly leaves plenty of room for more stories), but as it stands I can completely and utterly recommend these books. Great stuff.