Thraxas by Martin Scott

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Thraxas ekes out a living as a private investigator. He lives in the poor part of town, with a barbarian for a landlord, and a female ex-gladiator to help him when the fighting gets rough. Thraxas might be too jaded to feel any desire for the beautiful Makri, with her Elvish and Orcish blood, but he appreciates her lethal combat skills. Thraxas once learned a little magic, but he's a hopeless sorcerer. On the other hand, he's brave, loyal to his clients, and he's a legend at the dining table. Thraxas can out-eat and out-drink anyone. When his investigations involve hostile sorcerers, sword-wielding thugs and murderous assassins, Thraxas knows the value of flagon of ale and a good bowl of stew. This novel won the World Fantasy Award in 2000.
 

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Martin Scott is the pseudonym under which Martin Millar writes his humorous fantasy adventures about Thraxas the sybaritic overweight private eye and man of action in a fantasy world of elves, Orcs, and mean streets. There are six Thraxas novels in print, with a seventh soon to be published, and "The Guardian" has praised the series as ablindingly funny, deeply subversive, a while "SFX" calls Thraxas aa pulp fiction hero par excellence.a Martin Millar, under his own name, has written several mainstream novels, such as, "The Good Fairies of New York", "Love and Peace with Melody Paradise", and his newest novel, "Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me", which "The Guardian" called abrillianta and the London "Times" praised as one of the few agreat rock novels.a Millar has been compared to Kurt Vonnegut and Armistead Maupin, and "The Edinburgh Times" calls him aone of Britain's most gifted underground writers.a Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he lives in London, England in a flat filled with videos of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
 
Published December 23, 2012 by BookBaby. 164 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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