Off to Be the Wizard

Off to Be the Wizard Review

Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard.

What could possibly go wrong?

An American hacker in King Arthur’s court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin… and not, y’know, die or anything.

Title:Off to Be the Wizard
Edition Language:English

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    Off to Be the Wizard Reviews

  • Patrick

    I've been hearing about this book for years from various folks who said they really enjoyed it. So when it popped up in my audiobooks, read by the same narrator who performed the Iron Druid chronicles...

  • Austin Dixon

    Being a programmer by trade and a fan of fantasy, I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it did not deliver. The premise is interesting enough, so it could have been great, but the book falls ...

  • TS Chan

    4.5 stars, rounded up due to its creativity. A delightfully charming story that is a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy, Off to Be the Wizard will satisfy geeks who secretly (or not-so-secret...

  • Rob

    Executive Summary: A really funny sci-fantasy story that will largely depend on your enjoyment of the humor.Audio book: Everyone seems to love the Iron Druid books. I just didn't. The one thing I did ...

  • Lyn

    A weird, Kafkaesque post-modern re-telling and re-visioning of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.But fun.I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up this 2013 publication but it was...

  • Celeste

    Full review now posted!Rating: 4.5/5 starsI can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh this much.Imagine if you stumbled across a computer program that is basically running the entire planet,...

  • Allison

    Off to Be the Wizard has an interesting concept that I really liked. The world is a huge computer program (no one knows it), and Martin discovers a file that controls the world that he can hack and gi...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I’m torn on how to rate this one. It was a fun premise and it was decently written well, but it definitely didn’t blow me out of the water 🤷🏼‍♀️ I read this bc it was one of the books ...

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~

    Actual Rating: 4.5 StarsThis was definitely a refreshing read!!Our main character, Martin, accidentally discovers that reality is actually an elaborately written computer code and proceeds to do what ...

  • Nikki Plummer

    I enjoyed this a lot, the premise is great and there were a lot of genuinely funny moments. The main reason I’m not giving this book a higher rating is the lack of female characters, and how the sol...