Hey Mister Fantasy. Keep it light okay?
Reading fantasy can be a daunting task. Epic series, characters with hard to pronounce names, and sprawling universes add up to a challenging read for those with less than the average attention span. However, these things shouldn’t stop anyone from entering the realm of the imagined unreal. Fantasy has a lighter side.
Scott Meyer’s Off to be the Wizard continues the tradition of Douglas Adams, Terry Brooks, and echoes themes of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.
Martin Banks is an average fellow, who happens upon a computer file that literally changes everything. As he embraces his new found “magic”, the authorities discover a few things askew forcing him to flee. His landing pad? The middle ages. However, he quickly finds that life as a fledgling wizard isn’t so easy in the big hamlet…