Nick unwittingly opens a portal from planet Karbonon to NetherWorld; a parallel universe that exists inside his computer. Nick's guide, a dizzy blue sphere named WhizzyWig, takes him deep inside a Walled City filled with Bytes, Beserks and Phish Pirates. But dark forces are at work. And the fates of both Karbonon and NetherWorld are inextricably linked by a virus. With time running out, it is a mad race to save both dimensions from impending doom.
NetherWorld is a highly imaginative alternative reality modelled on computing. We travel this world through the eyes of Nick, a human that has been transported here by a mysterious force. The tone of the novel switches disturbingly between comedy and dark despair. Personally I found the story more compelling in its darker moments. I felt the prose was stronger than the dialogue. But overall the writing was let down by annoying grammatical errors and typos. If you can look past these foibles then NetherWorld can be an enjoyable read. Full review.