By Christopher Stasheff
Welcome to Gramarye the place witches, warlocks, elves, and gnomes are actual; the place a spoiled girl-queen and a military of teenybopper witches and ragtag beggars conflict an overpowering strength of insurgent knights and time-travelling anarchists, for the way forward for the main specified, and maybe most vital, planet within the galaxy.
this can be what cynical, hard-bitten intergalactic secret agent Rod Gallowglass faces whilst he and his robotic horse Fess, attempt to convey peace and democracy to this magic-ridden Renaissance-age society. Rod s undertaking is threatened at each flip via anarchists, communists, and double-dealing royalists enjoying vicious political strength video games. issues are made even worse while Rod's complicated know-how will get him categorized a warlock regardless of his consistent denials. support comes from the main unforeseen assets while he meets an old ghost, the King of the Elves, and the main robust witch on this planet.
this can be sword-and-sorcery with a witty, edgy, wry twist.
The vintage technology myth novel via Christopher Stasheff involves existence in eleven hours of dramatic audio, that includes famous narrator Dennis Regan, and a whole cast.
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Elbow The wolf landed and spun approximately with a howl of pleasure. It crouched, tongue lolling out, then it sprang back. Rod ducked, losing to 1 knee, however the wolf checked itself in mid-leap and fell on best of him. Its hindlegs clawed at his chest; the good jaws fumbled for a carry on his backbone. Rod surged to his toes, bowing ahead and shoving opposed to the wolf's abdominal with all his energy. The wolf went flying, yet its claws had raked Rod's again open. The wolf landed on its again, demanding, and howled with the ache. It scrambled to its toes and stalked round Rod in a circle, growling with blood-lust. Rod pivoted, maintaining his face towards the wolf. How do you deal with a werewolf? Fess could understand, yet Fess used to be nonetheless out of order. The wolf twisted up and leaped for Rod's throat. Rod crouched low and lunged together with his hand stiffened. His hands stuck the wolf correct within the sun plexus. Rod leaped again, falling right into a crouch. The wolf clawed on the floor, suffering to regain its breath as lifestyles poured again into its nerves. Rod rotated round it, widdershins for good fortune. How do you struggle a werewolf? Wolfbane, evidently. yet Rod could not inform wolfbane from poison ivy with no botany textual content. The wolf dragged in an extended, grating breath and rose right into a crouch. It twisted up and commenced to prowl, widdershins round Rod, awaiting a gap. a lot for widdershins, Rod suggestion, and reversed path, turning clockwise in an try to get in the back of the wolf. The wolf sprang. Rod pivoted apart and enable fly a correct jab on the wolf's jaw; however the wolf stuck his fist in its tooth. Rod bellowed with ache and kicked the beast within the abdominal. Fang went down for a breather back, releasing Rod's hand because the toothy jaws gaped for air. Silver bullets. yet chemical sidearms were out of trend for hundreds of thousands of years, and the DDT had long gone off the silver usual really some time ahead of. A crucifix. Rod made a company solution to soak up faith. He wanted a pastime, besides. His hairy buddy had in the meantime pulled itself again jointly. Haunches tensed, it sprang. Rod sidestepped, however the wolf had it seems that counted on his so doing. It landed complete on his chest, slavering jaws snapping for Rod's jugular vein. Rod fell on his again. He pulled up his legs, planted his toes within the wolf's stomach, and shoved, catapulting the dogs away from his corpus. The wolf fell challenging and squirmed, getting its toes lower than its physique. What else did not werewolves like? Garlic. Rod turned around round the wolf, fumbling in his handbag for the garlic sausage left over from dinner. The wolf unfold its jaws extensive and hacked a cough. Rod munched a mouthful of sausage. The wolf got here to its toes with an unpleasant, very made up our minds growl. It tensed and sprang. Rod stuck the beast less than the forelegs, superb again below the burden of its physique, and breathed complete in its face. He dropped the wolf and sprang away. The wolf rolled, spitting and coughing, drew in a shuddering gasp, and collapsed. Its shape stretched, comfortable, and slowly stretched back - and a tall, lean wiry guy lay bare, facedown, within the grass, subconscious physique heaving with nice panting breaths.