I absolutely loved the first three books in this series. The author is genuinely funny and it comes through so often in the books. The plots were deep enough to maintain interest but light enough to be fun.
This book is not like the first three.
The characters are solid but the plot is weak. This book lacks what the first three had: genuinely new ideas wrapped into an interesting plot.
I love you Scott Meyer, but this is not your best work.
It's a sad thing when the most interesting thing that happens is on the last few pages of the book. I feel like there's a real story there.
I still give it three stars because of great characters, even if they went under-utilised.
If you loved Magic 2.0 so far, prepare for disappointment.
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Absolutely wonderful characters, with an excellent narrator in an interesting world full of quirks and mystery.
But the primary story is literally rounding up some animals. It could have had this as act 1 of the book, and things get out of hand leading to another pointless task and that would have been fun.
But it's been 9 hours of the same boring quest.
Why can't people go to the start of the simulation? Who is the most from the future, and why aren't there more wizards after them? What happens if a wizard duplicates their own entry? Can a wizard leave earth?
No, lets turn a plot point from book 3 into a whole pointless book. What a disappointing waste. I'm not going to bother finishing it.
Not as grand a storyline but I liked the sentiment and, as always, it was amusing!
It has its moments but overall i found the story lacking. The plot was weak and felt very forced.
The characters however were still fantastic, and were the highlight of the book.
One other thing is i didn't like that the characters all acted like the whole brit thing was new to them. Also weird that they seemed to never travel to the future or use the file in any new ways, in general it almost felt like the file wasn't a part of the story at all anymore.
Such a weak and boring story line. I love Luke Daniels' narrating but this story is so bad.
I loved the first 3 books but this was a big let down. Nothing happened, no risks, no big battle, no compelling story. Just what should have been a 1hr event dragged on for the entire length of the book with a lackluster ending. I hate being so harsh but this was the first time I considered not finishing a book and getting a refund instead.