Hero Wanted

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Hero Wanted launches the comical Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series by Dan McGirt.

Jason Cosmo is perfectly happy as a humble woodcutter in the village of Lower Hicksnittle-until a foppish stranger tries to kill him, claiming there is a huge price on Jason's head. Ten million gold carats is enough to put Arden's best-and worst-bounty hunters on his trail. It seems Jason has become the most feared man in the Eleven Kingdoms--which is news to ...

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Overview

Hero Wanted launches the comical Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series by Dan McGirt.

Jason Cosmo is perfectly happy as a humble woodcutter in the village of Lower Hicksnittle-until a foppish stranger tries to kill him, claiming there is a huge price on Jason's head. Ten million gold carats is enough to put Arden's best-and worst-bounty hunters on his trail. It seems Jason has become the most feared man in the Eleven Kingdoms--which is news to Jason!

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 by the Laws of Narrative, Jason's quest will take 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 a sort of wrapping up loose ends scene. If he lives that long...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982059807
  • Publisher: Trove Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fun and entertaining. Light read.

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2010

    Might be cute for a youngster

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2010

    Funny, fast paced and engrossing

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2010

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    Hero Wanted

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    A hilarious & enjoyable escape from everyday fantasy!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Silly captivating fun

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Recommended

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    I Laughed Out Loud!

    This is one of the funniest; laugh out loud fantasy books I've read in a long time. I loved the refreshing and not so serious approach that made the entire experience fun. I'm looking forward to reading the other Jason Cosmo novels.
    Jason Cosmo does not exist. Bounty hunters are tracking him to deliver his head and to collect on the outrageous reward. Jason's capture is essential to some scheme of the Society, or he is a threat to its existence.
    He Who Sits On The Porch, (who reminds me a lot of the King of the Silver River from the Terry Brooks Shannara novels), tells Jason the gods have changed his destiny from a hardworking woodcutter and dirty turnip farmer to a champion. Together with his new found wizard friend Mercury Boltblaster, with his awesome sunglasses, the perfectly paired duo aid one another in their adventure for good, what's right, and for love too.
    Jason Cosmo needs to find the hidden location of the Superwand in order to defeat the Society. The Superwand will release the Demon Lord from his prison, starting another one hundred years of evil reign.
    With the power of Rae, the blond Sun goddess, behind him, and maybe passing the written test, Standard Heroic Aptitude Test (SHAT), Jason will earn the right to use the champion's relics in order to fight the tempting and manipulative dark Society.
    Once the twin damsels in distress are saved from slavery from the mean and gross governor, their feminine whiles takes hold of Jason. Sapphrina falls for the hero Jason and Jason falls for the incomparable beauty of Sapphrina.
    Jason and Merc will battle all kinds of deadly monsters, ugly trolls, stealth bounty hunters, and powerful and eccentric wizards to prove not only to himself but to the gods and all the world of Arden too, that he is a right and true hero.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2010

    It's OK

    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...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2010

    Cheesy, simplistic fantasy writing

    Imagine reading a less-polished, less-entertaining Terry Pratchett book. That's what Hero Wanted is. It may be free, but I'd personally recommend paying for a better book from Pratchett's Discworld series. Initially I thought this was a kid's book, but it's not that: it's a simplistic adult's book. McGirt has a preoccupation with alliteration and silly word play, often at the expense of the story. And the story itself is entertaining but incredibly lacking: a farmboy with no experience is called on to save the world, accompanied by his sidekick. And yet their adventures plod along, with other people continually ensuring their survival as both the heroes and the reader are pushed from page to page.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    Absolutely fun, and cute. I've read it multiple times.

    Absolutely fun, and cute. I've read it multiple times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Unknowj

    Watch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Hi

    Te chacter name nick is a liar to girls in this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Awesome

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Hilarious, dry humor

    Tongue-in-cheek spoof of high adventure stories! Great beach read! Lots of fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Loved it

    I absolutly love the cheesy humor and sass through this book. I will defanitly get the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Eww

    :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Cool

    Man, i think this book looks great ps i wrote the i like grapes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2011

    Not for the kids.

    Boring!!!!

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Quick, ok story but some cheesy moments.

    There was a decent story, but sarcasm is difficult to pull off that frequently. Cheesy moments such as a moonbuck coffee break to save the day.

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