Hero Wanted

Rated 4.74/5 based on 23 reviews
A rollicking fantasy romp across the Eleven Kingdoms with reluctant hero Jason Cosmo and cynical wizard Mercury Boltblaster. Forced to flee his home in Lower Hicksnittle and pursued by bounty hunters, demons, and the sinister Dark Magic Society, Jason goes from the bright realm of The Gods to the depths of the Incredibly Dark Forest to learn the awful truth behind the price on his head. More
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About Dan McGirt

Dan McGirt is the author of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series, the Jack Scarlet action-adventure series, Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter and assorted other tales, some sordid, most not. His most recent story is Glass Darkly & The Skull in the Box, an occult mystery short story.

When not writing, Dan enjoys whitewater kayaking, long walks in the forest, and building homemade time machines.

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Review by: israel Grace on June 13, 2017 :
This was a really nice, long funny read.
(review of free book)
Review by: Andre' Mwansa on Dec. 5, 2016 :
Awesome fantasy book I have ever reader. Very nice, very funny! It's like watching a movie. Highly recommend
(review of free book)
Review by: manicmini on Oct. 31, 2016 :
So ridiculous its got to be a classic, chuckled my way through from start to finish and still chuckling. Got everything a good family film needs so why isn't it?
(review of free book)
Review by: YumYum2002 on July 24, 2016 :
Loved it so much I read it straight through in a day. Great humorous dialog and wit abound. Highly recommended for anyone in search of a fun humor filled fantasy adventure.
(review of free book)
Review by: magicbison on May 3, 2016 :
It's refreshing to find a book with conversations between characters that flow nicely and actually feel like real conversations.
(review of free book)
Review by: Al Philipson on Nov. 12, 2012 :
Dan McGirt has created a most interesting reluctant hero. I also smell a bit of Kieth Laumer's influence in his writing, especially his place names.

I was quite entertained by Jason's journey when he's dragged from his beloved home in Lower Hicksnittle (featuring the Festering Wart tavern and yes the town is exactly like it sounds) through the Eleven Kingdoms to do battle with various dastards and other villains. The only problem is, Jason has no fighting skills; he's just a farmer and wood chopper.

The story is a combination of good laughs told tongue in cheek and high adventure.

What's not to like?
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Scott Abbott on May 14, 2012 :
Fun, amusing romp through sword & sworcery tropes. Recommended!
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
Review by: David Silver on April 3, 2012 :
A perfectly charming story. It takes all the fantasy hero tropes and stomps all over them with a lovingly mocking fashion. You're in for a laugh.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
Review by: Qhaddafy on April 1, 2012 :
It is a parody. Humorous, up to certain levels. But that's all. The plot is generic: a hero, grown as nobody, had hidden legacies, out to save the world. And don't forget the Gods vs Devils and/or good vs evil, with humanity stuck in the middle of it! Everything else were just parodies, either from our world (coffee shop and myriad of others), or from others famous fictions (like the magic carpet). Anyone with a good literary skill and wide imaginations could do it.

Actually, I'm just not in a mood for this. Another times, I'll probably love it. If you're not in an anti-parodies mood, you'll probably loves it too. And if someone told you the book is hilarious, or something similar, believe her/him. And lastly, I have not seen similar thing, satirical-fantasy fiction, in the book form. Hence, the perfect rating.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
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