Last time around, we were introduced to the time-traveling wizards who inhabit medieval England, because computers, and everything is in a computer and what are you gonna do. Our hero, Martin, helped defeat the wizard-gone-bad Jimmy, and has officially taken up comfortable residence in Camelot slash London. It’s only been three months since they defeated Jimmy and Gwen left for the more female-friendly Atlantis, but now Martin and his mentor, Philip, have been invited to a summit in Atlantis for time-travelers. The incident with Jimmy is just one example of time-travelers abusing their powers, and it’s time to institute some rules and regulations.
The book is actually split into two separate narratives, one in Atlantis and the summit, and trying to figure out who’s trying to kill the leader of Atlantis, and one in present day with Jimmy trying to bamboozle the FBI agents Murphy and Miller into getting him access to time travel again, and that’s uh-oh.
I really like this series. It’s just fun. But this book wasn’t as fun for me as the first one, simply for the fact that last time we were being let in on the secrets, and this time we already know them. We do get to visit Atlantis for the first time, but that was sort of an anti-climax. Actually going to Atlantis takes all the fun out of Atlantis, you know? Philip continues to be my favorite character, especially the way Luke Daniels narrates him, and there is a little bit of romance in here, where last time it was just Martin getting shot down by Gwen all the time.
It’s just a nerdy good time, nothing special.
[3.5 stars, rounded up for Luke Daniels’ narration on the audiobook]