Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Read: "A Nameless Witch" by A. Lee Martinez

Read: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez, 2007, 9780765318688.

I got to thinking about this guy's books and thought a new one must be due. Well, I'm overdue because the book came out a couple months ago and I missed the release. I got this copy from Watertown and ordered one for my place.

This was pretty good. Martinez's other two novels Gil's All Fright Diner and In the Company of Ogres were both pretty good as well. Nameless is narrated by the witch of the title and the lovey-dovey aspect was a bit much for me.

Nameless is born undead due to a decades old curse by a dying wizard who declared the sixth born child of every generation to be a "...gruesome abomination. A twisted, horrible thing that shall shun the light and dwell in miserable darkness." Nameless' other problem is that she is a gorgeous, hard-bodied blonde with an incredible appetite for cannibalism - especially for dudes she digs.

Anyway. A humorous novel with a bloodthirsty demon duck, an intelligent ogre, and a White Knight (Defender of the Weak, Destroyer of the Foul, Sworn Champion of Decency, Avowed Foe of Evil). Nameless and company defend a village from a goblin horde and seek the wizard who sent out the horde. A good read.

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