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  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 313

About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Artificial sweetener when you expect sugar.

  • By Thomas on 11-16-12

Loved The Magicians. This isn't The Magicians

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-15

Loved the Magicians series so tried this after reading the description. The description makes it sound like the book is contemporary fantasy about reality and MMORPGs blending together. Sounds reasonable after reading The Magicians. Something I'd definitely be interested in reading.

However, this is probably the single most boring novel I have ever read. Very disappointed. Kept waiting for the MMO to have a point but all I got was a bunch of spoiled shallow characters I didn't care about looking around for some old book. I will probably try the author's next book, if there is one, based off the quality of The Magicians, but I truly wish I'd never bothered with this book.