Sometimes readers get exactly what you tried to do with a novel and then they write it on the internet and then you are pleased. Why am I sharing this particular forum post? Well, because I like it. And also because I don’t have anything else to blog about.
“I recently read the two Egil and Nix books by Paul S Kemp and found them really, really entertaining. The stories are played straight, not as a parody, really, but the witty banter is all kinds of funny. They’re evocative of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber (which are also entertaining, high-action, witty fantasy books that you can get in a big package from Baen’s web site, if you haven’t already read them) to the point of meriting the term “homage,” but they’re also their own thing, in their own setting with its own rules of magic and history. The main characters had believable depth accounting for the conceits of the setting and genre, and the action was rollicking and interspersed with banter worthy of Cyrano de Bergerac or the Roger Moore James Bond.”
Thank you kindly, anonymous South African reader.