So after a good start with ‘The Making of Socket Greeny’ this book continues in very much the same high paced, action packed way.
All super good fun, with young people creating lots of chaos while saving humanity from the evil things. Well written and enjoyable — even for a 54 year old — so i’m just gonna dive straight into ‘The Training of Socket Greeny’ and find out what happens next.
As a short prequel to the main trilogy it sets the stage quite well.
We’re definitely dealing with teenagers running amok in full immersion virtual reality environments. It’s got aspects of ‘Ready Player One’ and Anthea Sharp’s ‘Feyland’ series, so if you enjoyed those Socket Greeny may just be your thing.
At the end of the day, a prequel should serve one purpose and that’s to get you wanting to read the rest of the series, and this has definitely served it’s purpose as i dove straight into ‘The Discovery of Socket Greeny’. It could have used a little editing to get rid of a few typos, but other than that it’s well written with a fast flowing narrative.
The Training of Socket Greeny — Tony Bertauski
I really enjoyed ‘Halfskin’, so when this came up for 99p it went straight onto ‘The Pile’.
A really good trilogy relegated to The Boneyard because i didn’t write a proper review when i read it. But i do remember really enjoying this trilogy, and i’ll definitely get around to re-reading it one day and write a proper review then.
Good writing, great idea, and i do recommended giving it a go.