Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Edda by Conor Kostick - OPTIONAL

Kostick, Conor Edda, 440 p. Viking (Penguin), 2011.  $19.  Language: G (four swears, 0 ‘f’); Violence: PG (lots of computer based violence, but not graphic); Mature Content: G.  Something strange is going on in Saga – a portal has appeared and someone is sneaking out of it and stealing weapons.  Ghost, Erik/Cindella and some of the others need to investigate.  Penelope, or Princess as her avatar is known, is the only human in the world of Edda.  Raised from a baby by Lord Scanthax, a self-aware character who was able to nurture Penelope’s real body, he also encouraged her to use her skills to script the items she needs to make her life better – and to help him conquer his computer world and a few others.  However, Penelope is now a teenager and her willingness to be under Scanthax’s thumb is very limited.  The desire of her heart is to find other humans.  

Kostick has taken the computer universe and crafted three great novels that I wish were also MORPG’s!  That would be ironic, but also a lot of fun.  Start from the beginning and read them all.  They won’t appeal to everyone, but it will have its fans (including me!)  MS, HS - OPTIONAL

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