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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting for Next Three-Way Collision of Hammett, Tolkien, and Chesterton

Title: Magic, Mensa and Mayhem
Author: Karina Fabian
Category: Fantasy, Humor
Available from: Swimming Kangaroo ( )
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Reviewed by Walt Staples orignally for Fantasy Novels

This author is as funny as Robert Asprin on one of his good days. Who else could come up with a twelve foot Sam Spade named Vern and get away with it so brilliantly? His partner is no Miles Archer; Sister Grace is a lot sharper, more honest, and carries a mean tune. Her shootout with a muse during a con panel is priceless.

Fabian’s take on elves is a good corrective to the near adoration of some portrayals. And, who knew elvish names could be so much fun when translated into English?

The only problem is going to be waiting for the next instalment of this three-way collision of Hammett, Tolkien, and Chesterton.

Author bio:

Karina Fabian writes award-winning science fiction and fantasy that twist clich├ęs and combines the heavy with the lighthearted. Find all her books at


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1 comment:

Karina Fabian said...

Thanks for posting this. Here are a few more reviews from the book.