The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice (YouSpace, #3)
Tom Holt

A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce.
Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragonslayer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate health insurance, and terrible coffee in the canteen?
Thankfully, with access to an astonishingly diverse workforce and limitless natural resources, maximizing revenue and improving operating profit has never really been an issue for the one they call “the Wizard.” Until now.
Because now a perfectly good business model — based on sound fiscal planning, entrepreneurial flair, and only one or two of the infinite parallel worlds that make up our universe — is about to be disrupted by a young man not entirely aware of what’s going on.
There’s also a slight risk that the fabric of reality will be torn to shreds. You really do have to be awfully careful with these things.

The Outsorcerer's Apprentice (YouSpace, #3) book cover

whilst there was inevitably an element of amusement here, I can’t quite decide if the humour is to my taste. There were things that made me chuckle, but there was also much that was over-the-top and just a little silly. I do feel as if I’ve come at this backwards, which is of course the right way to do things with such a confusing novel, so will read more of Mr Holt if only to set my own mind at ease as to whether or not I actually enjoy the writing.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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