The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code: Volume 1), written by New Your Times best selling author Dima Zales, is a different approach to the magical genre where sorcery is done with lines of code. It takes tremendous mathematical skill to create complex spells. Very reminiscent of our own modern computer technology driven society in which they can speed up the process by writing the code on cards and plugging them into an arcane like computer called an interpreter stone.
The book starts off just a bit slow, primarily focused on the appearance of a new object but after getting past the main character’s fascination, you are pulled into this new realm and quickly learn about the high structured society run by an elite group of sorcerers, political plots and class struggles. With multiple fractions having their own agenda, you are drawn to only one conclusion, something big will happen that can only and will lead to a civil war.
As you read on, the different fractions are revealed: one sorcerer caring too much about the world, people and wanting to share magical knowledge, others wanting to maintain the status quo and will kill anyone not with them, and other wanting to topple the government and start their own. This book is the underlining backdrop of what is to come.
First time reader
The Sorcerers Code series is described “as a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science.” I found The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code: Volume 1) to be a great read, well paced, with completely developed characters displaying a wide range of emotions. If you like magic and political plots this series is for you.
I can’t wait to pick up The Spell Realm (The Sorcery Code: Volume 2).