It's not a game any more.
Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned his life upside down. He thought he'd been helping VirtNet Security to track down the cyber-terrorist Kaine. He thought the VirtNet would be safe for gamers once more.
But the truth is more terrifying than he could ever have imagined. Kaine is in fact a Tangent, a computer program that has come alive. And Kaine's master plan is to populate the earth entirely with human bodies harboring Tangent minds.
Unless Michael can stop him...
The action-packed sequel to The Eye of Minds, this is a story you will want to follow along with closely. Like some literary crossbreed between The Matrix, eXistenZ and Inception, there are so many plot twists you'll start to wonder which reality is the digital one.
I am a little older... OK, quite a bit older, than the target demographic, but I am seriously loving this series so far. Plenty of intrigue, danger and thrills a-plenty, and a generous helping of mind-messing makes for a tale I can easily see myself re-reading every time a new title hits the shelves.
While I am not entirely sure the premise behind the story could spontaneously eventuate - I think it would require some really stupidly-brilliant human intervention - I do hope that the full-immersion virtual-reality technology does arrive within my lifetime. Having a full-sense VR hooked into a network of drone proxies would make for the most amazing virtual-tourist industry. A bit like Total Recall but without messing with your memories.
Overall, I think third is a series every teen geek would enjoy. My eldest son has started on the first book and is already quite hooked, and he's very picky about his tech-fiction so that's a great endorsement in my book.
Random listing from 'Books'...
This is the story of Peter Nimble, a ten-year-old blind orphan... who also happens to be the greatest thief who ever lived. One fateful afternoon he steals a box from a mysterious traveller - a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes.
Little does Peter know that these eyes will transport him on an unforgettable adventure to discover his true identity.
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."