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The Spiral Tattoo by Michael J. Parry

The Spiral Tattoo (edition 2011)

by Michael J. Parry

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I enjoyed this entertaining first novel about a large troll and a small flying Eleniu who are partners in the City Guard of a trading city with six sentient races. There's nothing especially original in this fantasy world, but it makes a good backdrop to the murder investigation which is at the foreground of the story.

There were times the plot seemed to be spinning its wheels a bit, and the formidable antagonist is kept in the background too long in my opinion, leading to a rather rushed ending. However, with these reservations, I had a lot of fun reading this story, and have now hopped onto Amazon to buy the second novel featuring these characters. ( )
  timjones | May 30, 2013 |
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This was an author review copy, read on my Kindle.

Michael J. Parry definitely has it 'all going on' in this book. His characters are well fleshed out, the protagonists are likable, the mystery reads well, the magic is enjoyably done and it got to be hard to put down. I can easily see more of Gurt and Fursk coming in the future!

If you enjoy mythological races, magic or mystery, you should find this an enjoyable book. I look forward to future works from this author.

Rated 4-Stars, as a book I could definitely read again; maybe even 4.5. ( )
1 vote EC130John | Sep 10, 2011 |
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Law comes in two sizes: six inches and eight feet.

Elanore, the eight-foot tall troll, and Gurt, the six-inch tall (don't you dare call me a fairy) Eleinu, both guardsmen in the city of Delvenport, tackle their most baffling case yet. When they find a dead waitress, naked except for an intricate tattoo in a spiral across her body, they're launched into an adventure in the seedier side of Delvenport, filled with rogue mages, prostitution, and narcotics.

But can they solve the case before madness and riots take over the city?

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