Stuff of Legends

Stuff of Legends

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780441019304
  • 304 Pages
  • Ace
  • Adult

Overview

View our feature on Ian Gibson’s Stuff of Legends

A true legend rescues maidens…pillages temples…and slaughters evil hordes…
But what does he do when all the fun is over?

When an annoyingly eager young man by the name of Eliott, his Elvish guardian, and a bard-for-hire magically drop into the life of former hero Jordan the Red, the aged warrior wants nothing to do with them. He’s had enough of battling the world. But Eliott wants an adventure with the legendary, sword-swinging soldier of fortune-and this hero is about to be forced out of retirement.

Praise

“A winning fantasy, this satirical, rollicking adventure . . . keeps a light, amused and snappy tone, with allusions to popular culture (“The Duke of Yorker” magazine, for instance), fun with names and an especially effective satire of Hollywood talent packaging. A satisfying and involved climax renders a fairy tale ending with an upward lilt, leaving the reader ready for new adventures.”
-Publishers Weekly for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

“Laugh-out-loud funny. A send-up of scores of fantasy novels of time past. I’d certainly recommend it.”
-Glen Cook

“If Conan the Barbarian met Entourage, you’d get Stuff of Legends. A pleasure to read.”
-Jody Lynn Nye, co-author of Myth-Chief

“This debut novel is witty, creative, and completely enjoyable…Full of adventure, clever puns, and satirical characters, fantasy fans will love Gibson’s good-natured humor and smart writing. I was impressed with this strong debut.”
-Scifichick.com

“If you like the early work of Pratchett, stories by Esther Friesner, or the Goblin books by Jim C. Hines, then Stuff of Legends is a work to add to your shelves. I, for one, am looking forward to more stories from Gibson’s pen.”
-Graspingforthewind.com

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