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5.0 out of 5 stars Author Kelly McCullough + the new genre he has inspired = pure genius!, 6 Jun 2008
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This review is from: Codespell (Ace Fantasy Book) (Mass Market Paperback)
Ravirn may be the umpteenth great-grandson of Lachesis, one of the three Fates, but he is no longer part of their House. Recently Ravirn has become his own House, House Raven. The CEO of Pantheon Inc, Zeus, throws a party and for Ravirn attendance is mandatory. Ravirn is more than a little surprised when he spies Dairn at the party. Ravirn had been pretty sure Dairn had died during their last battle. As uncomfortable Ravirn is whenever he looks into the mirror and sees chaos reflected in his eyes, he is even more stunned to see what is in Dairn's eyes. Looks like Ravirn is not the only one to receive an upgrade lately.

Within Dairn's body is (sort of) dead goddess. Nemesis used to be Goddess of Vengeance, visiting the wrath of the gods on the heads of men, and the wrath of Necessity, the sentient computer, on the heads of the gods. For some unknown (to Ravirn) reason, Nemesis is back and her entire being is focused on deleting Ravirn's existence - permanently. The only one able to deal with Nemesis is her mother, Necessity. But Necessity is currently (ahem) broken and her where-abouts are unknown.

Whoever repairs Necessity will, for that moment, run the entire universe and be able to remake everything to his/her liking. This means that many dangerous people (or beings, if you prefer) are trying to locate Necessity. Ravirn and his new girlfriend, Tisiphone (the Fury), and Melchior (little, blue web goblin) team up. Blend in some spicy help from the Goddess of Discord and they have the makings of a very hot team. Oh, did I mention that Hades still wants Ravirn dead as well?

***** Personally, Tisiphone has always been my favorite Fury. For the gamers out there who have played the MMO of Diablo II, picture Andariel with fiery wings instead of peacock feathers and you have a very close image. Tisiphone is the very embodiment of vengeance and destruction. It is great to see Ravirn on her good side - her VERY good side - for a change. Most of the characters from WebMage and Cybermancy make an appearance, even if only briefly. However, a new family member is introduced as well.

Even though Mythology and magic have gone digital, since one must keep up with the changing times, readers do not need to be in the I.T. (Information Technology) field to fully enjoy and appreciate what the author has created here. I do not recall the last time I have loved a series of books as I have this one. Author Kelly McCullough + the new genre he has inspired = pure genius! *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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Codespell (Ace Fantasy Book) by Kelly McCullough (Mass Market Paperback - 27 May 2008)
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