WebMage

WebMage:  Even magic has to keep up with the times.

Ravirn is not your average computer geek. A child of the Fates– literally– he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can zero in on the fatal flaw in any program. Now that twenty-first-century magic has gone digital that makes him a very talented sorcerer. But a world of problems is about to be downloaded on Ravirn– who’s just trying to pass his college midterms.

Great Aunt Atropos, one of the three Fates, decides that humans having free will is really overrated and plans to rid herself of the annoyance– by coding a spell into the Fate Core, the server that rules destiny. As a hacker, Ravirn is a big believer in free will, and when he not only refuses to debug her spell but actively opposes her, all hell breaks loose.

Even with the help of his familiar Melchior, a sexy sorceress (who’s also a mean programmer), and the webgoblin underground, it’s going to be a close call…

Cybermancy: It’s not easy getting into Hades…but it’s hell getting out. — Not just any computer geek can hack into Hades. But Ravirn (please don’t call him Raven), a direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is no ordinary hacker. Magic has gone digital in the twenty-first century, and Ravirn is a sorcerer with a laptop – otherwise known as his shape-changing best friend.

These days, Ravirn’s crashing at his girlfriend’s place while she works on her doctorate in computer science. Only one problem: all of her research is in her webgoblin’s memory, which is now in Hades along with its soul. To save Cerice’s webgoblin (and her Ph.D.), Ravirn must brave Hell itself. Can he do it without corrupting the mweb – the magical Internet – and without facing down the Lord of the Dead himself?

Codespell: It’s not easy holding the fate of all existence in your hands. But it sure can be fun…

In the twenty-first century, magic has advanced with the times and gone digital, and Ravirn, a direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is a talented sorcerer — and computer hacker extraordinaire. Now that Ravirn has come into his own as a minor chaos power, he’s partying with Zeus, playing hard to get with a gorgeous Fury…and trying to stay one step ahead of Nemesis, the unstoppable Goddess of Vengeance.

But now, Necessity — the sentient computer that runs the universe — has caught a virus that crashes most of the magical Internet, and Ravirn is tasked with fixing it. He hasn’t missed the fact that whoever repairs Necessity will, for that moment, run the universe and be able to remake the worlds (and everything else) to his liking.

Unfortunately for Ravirn, some very dangerous beings have figured that out, too…

MythOS Some gods just can’t get with the program…

In the twenty-first century, magic has advanced with the times and gone digital. Ravirn–umpteenth great-grandson of one of the three Fates–is a talented sorcerer, a computer hacker extraordinaire, and in the process of becoming a minor demigod. His best friend and familiar is both a goblin and a laptop, changing from one shape to the other as needed.

While repairing Necessity (the badly broken sentient computer that runs the multiverse), Ravirn is thrown into a very different place: a parallel world where the Greek gods are only myths. This strange realm is ruled by the Norse pantheon–Odin, Thor, and other fun-loving brutes–and their magic uses a completely different operating system. A system that Ravirn will have to hack if he ever wants to get out of Asgard alive…

Spell Crash: Only one can control the multiverse…

Ravirn — umpteenth great-grandson of one or the three Fates — is a talented sorcerer and a computer hacker extraordinaire in a world where magic has merged with twenty-first-century technology. But although he’s the best hacker around, there are some things that even he can’t fix.

Necessity — the sentient computer that runs the multiverse — is still broken, and the only thing that can repair her is a massive reboot. But while Necessity is off-line, anyone with enough power can attempt to seize control of the entire multiverse. As the time for the reboot draws near, four clear contenders emerge: Zeus, Hades, Fate, and Eris — all gods from the Greek MythOS who are more than a match for any man, even a demigod like Ravirn. Now, in order to protect Necessity, Ravirn has to utilize all of his skills as a mage and fight to prevent complete chaos — though it may cost him his life…

Note: Currently there are no plans for further WebMage books for at least a couple of years. I really wanted to take a break from the series before I burned out on writing Ravirn. I’ve seen too many series that went on too long. But the door isn’t fully closed. If I get a good idea that I think will be fun to write there may well be more WebMage somewhere down the line. For example, I’ve been mulling over some thoughts about a Hawaiian MythOS book or at least some short stories in that setting.