Thraxas

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Baen Books, Aug 26, 2003 - Fiction - 448 pages
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In the enchanted but corrupt city of Turai, portly private eye Thraxas, aided by Makri, an axe-wielding barmaid with Orcish blood, is hired by a princess on a cas ethat leads him from the sewers of Turai to the royal palace, in the first American publication of the popular British fantasy series. Original.

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I enjoyed this book but didn't particularly feel compelled to read it. Part of the problem is that it can be very hard to set up a whole new world without exposition and information overload at times ... Read full review

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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".

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