Hero Wanted

Rated 4.75/5 based on 24 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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Reviews

OriginalName32 reviewed on Feb. 19, 2019

Great read! I love the brushes with the 4th wall. The characters aren't completely aware of being fictonal but still toy with the boundaries of the story. Most impressive to me is the original release date '89- and still the jokes have a perfect timing and are feeling fresh. The dialogues contain enough wit to read them - laugh- reread them and laugh about them again :)
Highly recommended!
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israel Grace reviewed on June 13, 2017

This was a really nice, long funny read.
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Andre' Mwansa reviewed on Dec. 5, 2016

Awesome fantasy book I have ever reader. Very nice, very funny! It's like watching a movie. Highly recommend
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manicmini reviewed 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?
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YumYum2002 reviewed 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.
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magicbison reviewed on May 3, 2016

It's refreshing to find a book with conversations between characters that flow nicely and actually feel like real conversations.
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Al Philipson reviewed 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)
Scott Abbott reviewed on May 14, 2012

Fun, amusing romp through sword & sworcery tropes. Recommended!
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
David Silver reviewed 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)
Qhaddafy reviewed 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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