Michael A. Stackpole is the New York Times bestselling author of I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. He is an award-winning novelist, graphic novelist, game designer, computer game designer, screenwriter and podcaster. He lives in the American southwest. In his spare time he enjoys dancing, playing indoor soccer and reading.
Tricknomancyby Michael Stackpole
Tricknomancy tells the story of Patrick Molloy, a magick-using ex-cop who was busted off
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Tricknomancy collects all seven of the Trick Molloy stories into the novel-length story they were always meant to be. This collection includes If Vanity Doesn't Kill Me and The Devil Within which have not been previously released or collected with these other stories.
Tricknomancy tells the story of Patrick Molloy, a magick-using ex-cop who was busted off the force on trumped up bribery charges. He works as a bouncer in a Gentlemen's Club, Club Flesh, where all the women use magick to conjure dollars out of the patrons' pockets. His only true friend is the coroner; his family hates him with a passion, and the cop who busted him off the force is just itching to find a way to send him to jail.
Trick Molloy's world is one in which magick-users are feared and hated. Televangelists make bank on casting them as the devil's tools. Gangsters often use magick more readily than guns. Respectable magickers use their skills for seduction, robbery and murder. No one in power really cares about what befalls the criminal class, which Trick Molloy as the one man smart enough to discover the truth, and tough enough to administer justice.
These seven stories, sold separately, would cost $18. This collection is a steal at $5.
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Stackpole does it again. Another imaginative world filled with great characters that feel like real people. This was a wonderfull collection of short stories.