by Kelly McCullough
Review by Paul Haggerty
Ace Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015382
Date: 25 September 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Ravirn needs to go to hell. Of course, getting in is the easy part. The big problem is that he needs to get back out again, and bring somebody with him. Not since the days of Orpheus has anyone come anywhere near succeeding. And everyone who's tried has ended up doggy chow for Cerberus, the three headed guardian hound of the gates. Bob, Dave, and Mort (the three heads of Cerberus) all agree that Ravirn is a great guy and one of their few friends. They'd feel awful about it, but they'll still kill him if he tries anything. But Ravirn is a hacker of the magical web that forms reality, descendant of the Fates who spin, measure, and trim the life lines of all mortals. He's a good hacker, really good, has been named a Power of Chaos by the Fates, and is not one to give up on a friend just because of a little thing like death. Still, that's a lot of teeth, not to mention bad breath, should he fail. And there's plenty of room in Hades for a hacker that thinks he's better than he is. The tens of thousands of people that have tried before him barely make a dent. From official release/information:
Book Description: To save his girlfriend's webgoblin, Ravirn-a sorcerer with a shape-changing laptop-must brave Hell itself. Can he do it without corrupting the magical Internet-and without facing the Lord of the Dead himself?