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Spellcrash (Webmage #5)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,041 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Ravirn is the best hacker around. But when the system controlling the multiverse needs a massive reboot, Ravirn must utilize all of his skills as a mage and prevent complete chaos-even if it costs him his life.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Ace (first published May 8th 2010)
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Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Pretty good closure for this part of the story. It leaves Ravirn and Mel with an almost clean slate to begin messing around in other places.

An excellent thing about these books is that Kelly never uses Ravirn (or Mel) to move the plot along. Things happen in spite—rather than because—of Ravirn's best intentions, quick thinking and appropriate action. In other series, you find out what's happening immediately and have to suffer page after page watching the character with all the clues in front of
Just terrific, smart, funny sci-fi/fantasy adventure. The characters don't always do as expected, make mistakes, and have a lot of heart. The way the author makes his crazy combo of hacker technology concepts and traditional mythology tales come together is always creative and interesting, very clever. The traditional pull between chaos and order in the stories adds another level of thoughtfulness. And Ravirn's heritage through the lines of Fate and Slapstick keep the laughs coming.

All that bei
Tara Day
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Last book in the 5-book series. Great. and Great Fun. Ravirn/Raven is the ultimate hacker of computers & magic and also now an aspect of the Trickster, which sometimes takes over. Things are really falling apart as the computer that runs the multiverse is being attacked from within. His universe of the Greek gods and their descendants is in grave peril. What can he and his laptop/familiar Melchior and their recently acquired cohort Fenris from the Norse MythOS do to keep things from breaking ...more
Kat Mandu
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Kat Mandu says...

I’m sad to see this series go. But McCullough does a wonderful job at bringing everyone back for a big ole reunion – one filled with humor, cybermagic, and lots of fight scenes. Spoilers ahead, ya’ll.

What a book. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Though the ending is rather open – it also settles things quite nicely. The characters are so engaging, the plot is so original, and the action in nonstop in this.

Necessity and Nemesis gone. For a while there, I thought everybody was goi
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Alex by: Eric Shelton
"SpellCrash" is a fantasy and a little juvenile but I liked it. It is the 5th book in a series beginning with "Webmage".

In this series, a college student named Ravirn is a minor member of the Greek Pantheon of gods, a distant grandchild of Lachesis, a goddess of Fate who measures out one's life thread. Ravirn can't seem to fit in. He is a hacker who can build magic spells like he can write computer code.

You will note on the cover that he carries a Smith and Wesson 1911 but the gun does not fig
Mar 27, 2011 rated it liked it
So we're back to three stars, and I feel three stars overall for the series. This is the end of the WebMage series, and while it does cover most of its bases, there are a few leftover tidbits not covered. What about Raviren's cousin Daren's soul? What about that e-mail sent to Hades's personal account that Raven copied yet never read? Who's the young man leaping into the river in Hades? How will Mel survive in the Norse-based lands (since he didn't get a snakebite)? Why the discrepancies between ...more
Ju Transcendancing
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Necessity doom has finally landed, squarely at Ravirn's feet, it all looks kind of horrific from his point of view. But he and companions handle things with the usual amount of dedication and wry humour. Ravirn's self awareness reaches a pinacle here that always breaks my heart a little, and makes me laugh too. Everything ties of neatly for this story arc, though not without significant cost to the characters that we know and love by now. The ending to Ravirn's story is epic, and well worth ...more
Feb 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another very enjoyable, complex and growth filled book in the series. It is rare for an author to truly build an arc throughout a series, but McCullough accomplishes it with grace and agility. There were organic but still unexpected twists to this story that makes it a worthy read. I think this book had a perfect ending that still leaves room for further exploration. Ravirn is a character who grows in ways that few characters accomplish and yet retains that quality that makes him entertaining an ...more
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
I had to think about this series for s few days before I said anything about the final book. So what I say is this: It was hard to put the books down, as the reader gets sucked into Ravirn's life and swept through all his experiences. He grows and changes with each book; not just becoming the Raven but dealing with just exactly what his purpose is. A series well worth reading. And I have it safely put aside on my "reread" shelf.
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Kelly McCullough was raised and educated by free-range hippies. Later he received a degree in theater and worked in improv. That combination was the perfect preparation for his current career as author and cat herder. He lives and writes in the Midwest with his physics-professor wife, Laura. He enjoys hiking and biking and his role as self-heating cat furniture. He is the author of the WebMage and ...more
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Webmage (5 books)
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  • Cybermancy (Webmage, #2)
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