CodeSpell (Ravirn, Book 3)
by Kelly McCullough
Review by Paul Haggerty
Ace Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441016037
Date: 27 May 2008 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Ravirn, once a child of the houses of the Fates, is now Raven, one of the powers of Chaos. He's a minor power at best, and he's made some very powerful enemies amongst the gods of Olympus. At this point all he wants to do is to enjoy some quality time with his girlfriend, do a bit of surfing, and generally stay away from people who want to kill him. Unfortunately, he's attracted the murderous attentions of Nemesis, assassin of the gods, the lustful attentions of Tsiphone, one of the three Furies, the distrustful attentions of Athena, head of Olympus security, and the enigmatic attentions of Zeus, King of Olympus, who seemingly just wants to have fun. With all this A-team attention focused on him, all he has to do is figure out why everyone is looking at him, keep himself from getting killed, and do what he can to fix Necessity, the goddess-turned-computer that defines all reality, before somebody else manages to grab root access to Necessity's mind and gives the universe a new set of programs. From official release/information:
From publicity material: After a series of unfortunate events, Ravirn becomes the Raven, a very popular minor chaos power. Now he's partying with Zeus, and one of the Furies has a crush on him. Unfortunately, he also has the angry goddess of vengeance after him. The Sentient computer that runs the multiverse has a virus and Ravirn has been asked to fix it. Problem is whoever fixes the computer will be the system administrator of the universe, so Ravirn has to get there first and fight off anyone who is meddling with the laws of the universe.