Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0)

By Scott Meyer

The adventures of an American hacker in Medieval England proceed as Martin Banks takes his subsequent step at the trip towards learning his reality-altering powers and enjoyable his future.

A month has handed considering the fact that Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and issues couldn’t be going greater. with the exception of his love existence, that's. Feeling far-off and misplaced, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent nation ruled by means of the Sorceresses, and a spot identified to be a secure haven to all lady time-travelers.

Thankfully, Martin and Philip are invited to a summit in Atlantis for the entire leaders of the time-traveler colonies, and now Martin thinks this can be an opportunity to aim back with Gwen. in fact, this can be Martin Banks we’re conversing approximately, so homicide, secret, and excessive intrigue all get within the method of a man who simply wishes another shot to get the woman.

The follow-up to the hilarious Off to Be the Wizard, Scott Meyer’s Spell or excessive Water proves that it doesn't matter what powers you could have over the years and house, you can’t regulate rotten success.

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Phillip overvalued a section with nationalistic satisfaction. “We Brits invented this? while? ” Gwen chuckled. “Not the British. The Brits. of our leaders are named Brit. ” “Oh,” Martin acknowledged, “like the Magnuses. ” “No,” Gwen stated. “Nothing just like the Magnuses. this is often one of many issues i wished to alert you approximately. ” Gwen sighed seriously, proposal for a second, then plunged forward. “See, there are 3 humans in command of Atlantis. They shape a type of vote casting council. There’s the President, whom all of us decide on. in the intervening time it’s a girl named Ida. Then there’s Brit, our actual chief. She based Atlantis and is the neatest individual I’ve ever met. She’s there out of appreciate. She outfitted the complete position herself. She’s, good, she’s simply awesome. You’ll see. ” Martin stated, “And the 3rd, the opposite Brit. What’s her deal? ” Gwen winced. “See, that’s the not easy half to provide an explanation for. there isn't any different Brit. It’s an analogous Brit. Brit is 2 humans, otherwise you might say she’s one individual two times. See, Brit went again in time, like 100 years in the past, and equipped Atlantis. She designed it, did the entire engineering, made all of it paintings. Then she went out into the area and inspired humans to maneuver to town and populate it. They manage houses and companies, gave her production existence, and made it a true urban. She outfitted the structures, then she made it into the town it's at the present time. ” “She sounds great,” Phillip acknowledged. “She is,” Gwen agreed. “The challenge is that prior to she did all that, she got here to the prior for the 1st time, 11 years in the past, and located Atlantis right here, already up and working. Then she met herself and came upon that she had long past again in time and outfitted Atlantis in order that it might be prepared for her while she arrived. ” there has been a protracted silence, which ended with Phillip yelling that this made no feel, and that the whole lot used to be preposterous, by way of Martin agreeing with Phillip, via Gwen agreeing with either one of them, yet assuring them that it used to be real, or a minimum of it appeared to be. “Brit has a concept approximately the way it occurred. while she explains it, it is sensible. ” “Well, let’s pay attention it. ” Martin acknowledged. Gwen shook her head. “You’ll need to ask her. It basically is smart whilst she explains it. ” Phillip grimaced. “I don’t like it,” he acknowledged. Gwen stated, “I knew you wouldn’t,” placing a steadying hand on his shoulder. “You’ll have lots of time to invite Brit approximately all of this. For now, you simply need to do not forget that there are Brits. We name them Brit the Elder and Brit the more youthful, and they're an analogous individual at diversified a long time. ” Martin exhaled loudly. “That may be effortless to maintain directly. ” Gwen extra, “Oh, and that i may still point out that they’re an identical age. bodily. You’ll see. ” the boys didn't appear reassured. Gwen pressed on. “The summit is Brit the Elder’s proposal. She observed early on that it might be effortless for considered one of us to abuse our skills. She desires to keep away from that, yet she wishes all people else to cooperate, and folks don’t just like the proposal of restricting their very own energy. simply because she’s the chief of the earliest recognized colony of time tourists, she has the posh of time.

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