Hero Wanted

Hero Wanted

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by Dan McGirt
     
 

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A simple woodcutter learns there is a ten million carat price on his head. Every bounty hunter in the Eleven Kingdoms is on his trail. The Dark Magic Society want him dead. The Gods want him to save the world. Jason Cosmo just wants to get through this alive.

HERO WANTED is Book 1 of the comical Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series.

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A simple woodcutter learns there is a ten million carat price on his head. Every bounty hunter in the Eleven Kingdoms is on his trail. The Dark Magic Society want him dead. The Gods want him to save the world. Jason Cosmo just wants to get through this alive.

HERO WANTED is Book 1 of the comical Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series.

Jason Cosmo is perfectly happy living in the humble village of Lower Hicksnittle—until a foppish stranger tries to kill him, claiming there is a huge price on Jason's head. A price big enough to put the world of Arden’s best—and worst—bounty hunters on his trail. Overnight, Jason has become the most feared man in the Eleven Kingdoms—which is news to him!

On the run from mercenaries, Demon Lords, and the full might of the sinister Dark Magic Society, Jason teams up with cynical wizard Mercury Boltblaster and winsome twins Sapphrina and Rubis to learn the truth.

Driven inexorably onward by the Laws of Narrative, Jason's quest takes him from the bright realm of The Gods to the deadly depths of the Incredibly Dark Forest—and into a final confrontation with the forces of evil!

Followed by an even more final confrontation. And then an obligatory wrapping-up-loose-ends scene.

If he lives that long...

Praise for HERO WANTED:

"Energetic fantasy adventure ... McGirt seems prepared to stoop to the lowest literary levels to set up a joke...gleefully employs coincidence, improbability, and a downright flouting of the laws of narrative.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Read this book! ... If the point of a book is to entertain, then McGirt’s rollicking fantasy is flawless. It is a witty, humorous, reluctant-hero-saves-world-gets-girl romp with a dash of jaded crabby wizard thrown in...” —P.A. Seasholtz, author of the Fayersae Histories

“If you enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you will love this comical fantasy story of Jason Cosmo...A very entertaining tale with all the classic fantasy elements.” —Jasmyn’s Stuff

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000694800
Publisher:
Trove Books
Publication date:
07/18/2009
Series:
Jason Cosmo , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
71,736
File size:
857 KB

Meet the Author

Dan McGirt is the author of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series, the Jack Scarlet action-adventure series, Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter and assorted other tales, some sordid, most not. His most recent release is Magicka: The Ninth Element, a tale of wizards set in the world of the Paradox Interactive game Magicka. When not writing, Dan enjoys whitewater kayaking, long walks in the forest, and building homemade time machines.

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Hero Wanted 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 518 reviews.
Texaslilies More than 1 year ago
I did't expect much of this title because it was a free e-book. However, I found it fun and entertaining. If you are a serious sci-fi fantasy fan, you may not like it. But, if wit and word play don't destroy a plot for you, this is a light read. I laughed out loud a couple times. It isn't meant to be a serious book, just fun.
infoduck More than 1 year ago
Just silly and full of deliberately odd names and poorly developed characters. Would possibly be good for a very young kid, much too derivative and shallow for the adult reader who has read many of these type of books, I'm sorry to say i couldn't finish it.
Zigman More than 1 year ago
Got this as a free ebook - hooked me in immediately and read it all in one day. Light hearted fun with lots of puns that reminded me of Robert Aspirin's MythConceptions series I had read as a kid! enjoyable for any fan of fantasy novels, it unabashedly pokes fun at itself. I would have paid full price for this book, and plan to buy the sequel.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you will love this comical fantasy story of Jason Cosmo. A woodcutter by trade, forced to be a hero by destiny and possibly a case of mistaken identity. As Jason flees his hometown of Lower Hicksnittle, he finds unlikely allies in a wizard, Mercury Boltblaster, and the seductive twins, Sapphrina and Rubis. A very entertaining tale with all the classic fantasy elements. 4/5
Midnight_Rayne More than 1 year ago
As an avid fantasy lover, I was a little skeptical when I first downloaded this free e-book after the last serveral were horrible. However, I knew several pages in that this was going to be a good read. If you are looking for substance, this book is not for you. This is a fun parody of every fantasy novel you've ever read. In fact, it pokes fun at itself, the reader, and the genre several times throughout the book. It does have a predictable (but whimsical) plot and stereotypical (yet believeable) characters, and the writing is fluid, if a little simplistic. All in all, I would have paid for this book, and I plan to get the next one when it comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun hero who run amuck of a role he doesn't want. Enjoyable in its corny sort of way. I just love to keep reading it, even when I need to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so funny, I literally found myself laughing out loud. I've always been a reader of the fantasy/sci-fi genre, it was so refreshing to read a story that was really & filled with humor. I will definitely check out the next one & other books by this author. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was something to read and pass the time, but I am glad it was a free book. It took me a while to get into it, but I pushed through and it turned out to be an alright read. I am still undecided as to whether I should read another, because this is just the first book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a complete fantasy escape from reality. Jason Cosmo is a little confused about his new hero moniker and not at all sure how to deal with the bounty placed on him. Thankfully, he soon partners up with Boltblaster, a wizard. I really enjoyed the book cover to cover. Humor in a book makes it a keeper for me. Take the time to read--the price is definitely right!!!
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Poor writring
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sierraviridian More than 1 year ago
Absolutely fun, and cute. I've read it multiple times.
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Te chacter name nick is a liar to girls in this book
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Read this book thinking what the heck just a book right. Totally wrong. Amazing cast dry hilarious humor and enough action to keep the story interesting. Epic