Do you like good books? Do you like books in which there is ass-kicking, magic, hot elf chicks, evil wizards, bards, pissed-off dragons, and famous warriors? Do you like laughing so hard people give you funny looks on public transportation?
Then you probably ought to go pick up Stuff of Legends by Ian Gibson.
Jordan the Red has done it all. He’s slain dragons, rescued princesses, outsmarted minions and henchmen and evil overlords. Now he just wants to live out the rest of his life in the village of Cheese, where nothing ever happens and people don’t know he used to be a famous hero.
Except, nothing ever goes as planned. Jordan’s biggest fan, Eliott, gets a wishing braid for his birthday and does what any Number One Fan would do: he wishes he could go on an adventure with his idol. Jordan wants none of it, but his old agent would love for him to make a big ol’ comeback (which means scads and scads of money in his own pockets, of course) and Eliott’s the perfect pawn for making that happen.
Jordan finds himself picking up his old sword and acting as a reluctant mentor to Kess (Eliott’s hot Elvish babysitter) and a wannabe bard sent by Central Casting to tell the tale.
Stuff of Legends was a finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel awards, and the author is one of Feathermoon’s own.
If you’re a fan of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, hie thee to your local independent bookstore (or their website!) and pick up a copy of Stuff of Legends. Then come back here, tell us how awesome it was, and join me in my chant of “Sequel! Sequel! Sequel!”