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A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner

A Malady of Magicks (1986)

by Craig Shaw Gardner

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Series: Exploits of Ebenezum (1)

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Synopsis A young apprentice to a powerful wizard must help the wizard get through all sorts of adventures while the wizard is under the weather of an allergy to magic.   My Thoughts This book was trying to be funny. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't. Sadly, in this case, it meandered from one to the other. Some of the mini-adventures were funny, some were kind of meh, and some were just downright stupid.   The constant jumping from one place/adventure to another without any warning was weird as well. However, the Apprentices constantly falling in love with whoever the lady of the adventure was was pretty funny.   The apprentice felt like he was the narrator and his character was tacked into the story. It might have worked better to have an omniscient narrator and have the apprentice be more of an actual character.   I'll be reading the next 2 in the series however.   Rating: 3 of 5 Stars   Author: Craig Gardner     Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com " ( )
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"Guxx Unfufadoo is my name
and Killing wizards is my game!"

Thus spoke the dreaded rhyming demon, come from the Netherhells, to munch a bunch of the great Ebenezum.

Only it didn't quite work out that way, Ebenezum lived, cursed by Guxx with a mighty curse that he should henceforth be allergic to magic.

So Ebenezum and his hapless apprentice Wuntovor must journey to Vushta, the City of Forbidden Delights, to seek a cure. They find the road frought with perile and dark magic, from tap-dancing dragons to enchanted chickens, slobbering trolls, winsome witches and sinister shrubbery.

It's up to Wunt to see them through, to utter the sounds of power and speak the spells that will insure their health, wealth and continued life.

If only he could remember the words!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441516629, Mass Market Paperback)

A wizard and his hapless apprentice search for a cure to the wizard's allergy to magic-while avoiding such perils as tap-dancing dragons, enchanted chickens, and sinister shrubbery...

"A lot of fun." (Christopher Stasheff)

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:29 -0400)

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