Plot: “System Programmer: The Maiden and the Madman” is a fairly standard fantasy novel with adventurous quests and an evil that must be defeated, but adding Joshua as a spirit from the 21st century gives it a unique edge.
Prose/Style: Jean-Philippe Janssens presents a fun, easy-to-read style filled with lots of dialogue quips.
Originality: Janssens takes the standard fantasy plot and tweaks it by having the summoned soul be a boy from the 21st century, lending a relatable and contemporary feel to the storyline.
Character Development: The characters in Jean-Philippe Janssens' fantasy novel are quite unique. The main character, Joshua is a reincarnated soul summoned by Catherine, a summoner from a less technologically advanced world.
Date Submitted: June 18, 2019