I have said that I dislike when a fantasy world is just real countries mixed up and transplanted. Well, this book has that in spades and I did not mind one bit.
The first 80% or so of the book is awesome. Then it's not.
I did manage to write this thing, sort of, in 2 hours. You can see it in action here: http://tinyurl.com/locche1 and it has some rather unusual features :-)
You can hack Locche inside Locche.
You can go back to previous versions of the text (or Locche) from any copy of Locche
It uses no server whatsoever (other than a CDN to get JS and codemirror)
Making it pretty
Shorten history URLs so the size doesn't explode so much
Fix handling of ' " and probably other characters in the text
But I think it's cool. Below is the liveblog of how it was done. Have fun matching it with the commit history at https://github.com/ralsina/locche
I am going to live-code a pastebin, with a few twists.
It's called Locche, in honour of Nicolino Locche, The Untouchable.
This page will update every 5 minutes until I am done, or 2 hours have elapsed.
Best book in the series. Interesting setting (as usual for Buckell) but cleaner writing and better character development for the new ones (the old standbys are just there).