Giant Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco Series #1)

Giant Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco Series #1)

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by David Tallerman
     
 

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Meet Easie Damasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer.

Even the wicked can't rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland.  Damasco might get away in one piece, but he's going to need help.
 
Big time.
 
File Under: Fantasy [ Big Trouble | Deception |

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Meet Easie Damasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer.

Even the wicked can't rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland.  Damasco might get away in one piece, but he's going to need help.
 
Big time.
 
File Under: Fantasy [ Big Trouble | Deception | Saltlick's City | Hang 'im High ]

e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-212-5

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Publishers Weekly
Best known for an eclectic variety of short stories, Tallerman debuts with a breezy novel of a man with his eye on the prize. Easie Damasco is a thief. His priorities are simple: find something to steal, steal it, run like hell, and try not to get caught. Unfortunately, it’s a bit hard to steal a giant and not be noticed. Saltlick the giant is so popular, in fact, that two opposing factions in a civil war take it personally when Easie Damasco pilfers him out from under their eyes. When the going gets tough, Easie finds that his self-centered take-the-money-and-run attitude is more hindrance than help. Tallerman’s charming, devil-may-care hero has plenty of swashbuckling roguishness to carry him through the planned sequels. Agent: Zeno Agency. (Feb.)
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"A breezy novel... Tallerman’s charming, devil-may-care hero has plenty of swashbuckling roguishness to carry him through the planned sequels." - Publishers Weekly

"Capturing the brisk pacing and snappy dialogue of comic fantasy adventure, Tallerman's accomplished swashbuckling series opener should appeal to fans of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories and Robert Asprin's "Thieves' World" series." - Library Journal

“A fast-paced, witty and original fantasy, reminiscent of Scott Lynch and Fritz Leiber.” - Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt series

“Fast-paced, quick-witted, engaging; as apt a description of Easie Damasco, reluctant hero, as of the novel itself.” - Juliet E. McKenna, author of The Tales of Einarinn

"Breathless pace... Damasco resembles a landlocked version of Jack Sparrow... The atypical backdrop,self-aware style and downplaying of magics bring to mind the contemporary fantasies of Scott Lynch and Joe Abercrombie." - SFX Magazine
 
"If you're up for a fun, fast-paced adventure featuring rogues, giants and lots of fighting, you won't want to miss it!" - A Fantastical Librarian

Library Journal
Con man Easie Damasco awaits execution; then, his life is spared on condition that he enlist in the army that is fighting an invading warlord's magically controlled giants. In a few days, Easie has gotten on the wrong side of both forces and stolen the gem that controls the giants. On the run, he attracts a number of odd companions, including a giant, a city mayor, and a guard-captain—and that is only the beginning. VERDICT Capturing the brisk pacing and snappy dialog of comic fantasy adventure, Tallerman's accomplished swashbuckling series opener should appeal to fans of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories and Robert Asprin's "Thieves' World" series.

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ISBN-13:
9780857662101
Publisher:
Angry Robot
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Series:
Tales of Easie Damasco Series, #1

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