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Mad Amos by Alan Dean Foster
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From the prolific Alan Dean Foster, author of the Flinx series as well as numerous movie-based novels, the story of anachronistic mountain man Mad Amos Malone. Mad Amos belies his huge, gruff appearance with knowledge of the arcane and skills that go beyond that. He rides a unicorn disguised as an ungainly horse (horse thieves beware) and tangles with a gold-robbing dragon, takes an English hunter looking for the fabulous jackalope, faces down howling headless spirits, and engages in a contest of skin-burning curses with a renegade Indian medicine man. Funny book. Snap it up if you come across it. ( )
  NickHowes | Apr 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345393627, Mass Market Paperback)

MOVE OVER, PAUL BUNYAN--MAKE WAY FOR MAD AMOS MALONE!

Strange things lurk up in the mountains and out in the plains and deserts of the West, but few are as unique as the giant mountain man named Amos Malone, the man some call Mad Amos, though not to his face. But when the world gets weird, there's no one who's better to have on your side...
Is a renegade dragon harassing the men laying the rails of the great railroad? Are headless Indian spirits driving you from your land? Is that volcano threatening to destroy your settlement? Then Mad Amos is the man for you.
Plus, two new, never-before-published stories in the Mad Amos canon:
NEITHER A BORROWER BE: When a horse thief sets his sights on stealing Amos' faithful mount Worthless, he gets more than he expects...for Worthless isn't exactly an ordinary horse...
THE PURL OF THE PACIFIC: Mad Amos takes to the high seas on a whale of an adventure and thwarts a vengeful South Pacific island shaman at his own game...
Ten delightful stories of dragons, jackalopes, snake-oil salesmen, iron horses, and, of course, the incomparable Mad Amos Malone from the incredible imagination of world-class storyteller and bestselling author Alan Dean Foster!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:04 -0400)

Strange things lurk up in the mountains and out in the plains and deserts of the West. Is a renegade dragon harassing the men laying the rails of the great railroad? Then Mad Amos is the man for you.

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