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Codecrafter (Volume 1)

by Erica Sandbothe

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"Codecrafter" is the first book in a fantasy series for children. In this book the reader is introduced to Tagglinde, a 'lordsdaughter.' Her father is at war with the widowed queen who claims the throne of the kingdom. For her safety Tagglinde is sent to a sorcery school in a neutral region. Sorcerers are codecrafters, that is they learn how to use words to cause things to happen. These codes are fed to 'lang monsters' that, if the code has no errors, will produce the 'spell'. Yes, the story is an elaborate metaphor for 'computer programming' and indeed the 'codes' are based on real programming languages. Nice idea for introducing programming concepts to kids. I would guess the age at which the story would be most interesting to an average child would be maybe 7 or 8 years old, though the coding may just fly over their heads, at 10 the child may already be too sophisticated to enjoy the story as a story. In any case, it is an interesting idea, though I would have to read more of the series to see if it is worth one's time. ( )
  Marse | Mar 30, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0989192806, Paperback)

Tagg has come to Tilde for one reason: to become a Codecrafter, a sorcerer who can forge her own magic spells. The road isn't an easy one. Tagg must face infinite loops, ornery students, tricky lang-monsters, and the wrath of a powerful queen.

Above all, she will face what it means to be a Codecrafter.

For the words that Tagg is learning aren't just magical. They are computer science.

Codecrafter is set in a world where spells are software, magic is programmed, and one girl must use all of her skills to outwit an enemy bent on her destruction.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:30 -0400)

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