A Fine Basket Of Fish

A Fine Basket Of Fish

by Barry Scott Will

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A Fine Basket Of Fish by Barry Scott Will

Betty Sterling is a common thug with a chip on his shoulder--not surprising since his name is "Beatrice"--until he's hired to do the kind of job he's never done before. When Betty gets sent to help fishermen who aren't catching any fish, he'll reel in a lot more than he bargained for. Journey to a world rich with magic, not to mention elves, ogres, and trolls.

The Betty Sterling novels introduce a new type of fantasy world, one where using magic is as common as brushing your teeth and different species jostle each other for position and power. Join Betty and his friends, Jewels the elf and Sam the ogre, as they set off in search of missing fish and find things stranger than any they have imagined.

Learn more at www.bettysterlingbooks.com

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148829454
Publisher: Valutivity Press
Publication date: 12/13/2013
Series: Beatrice Sterling , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Since 2005, Barry Scott Will has written 20 strategy guides for video games across a wide range of genres. His guides have sold several thousand copies and generated more than ten million hits on Web sites such as GameFAQs. His guides have received high praise from readers and won several awards. "A Fine Basket of Fish" is his first novel and introduces readers to a new type of fantasy world, one where using magic is as common as brushing your teeth. Barry currently resides in Virginia with his wife, three children, and ten video game systems.

Visit the author at www.barryscottwill.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a quick and satisfying read.  I am looking forward to the future adventures of Betty, and friends, Jewels, and Sam.   I'll be right in line to pick up the second in the collection when it is released in June of 2014. I don't tend to read a lot of stories including ogres, and trolls, so think there were probably some terms that I lacked knowledge of; the difference between a length and a span for instance, but the story didn't lose any of it's enjoyment factor for lack of knowing those exact details.   Well done for your first publication, Mr. Will. Can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if you do not routinely read fantasy books, "A Fine Basket of Fish" will catch your attention and carry you through to the end of the story. The action starts right from the beginning as we meet Betty and follow him and his friends Sam and Jewels on their journey. The story keeps a good pace and the you find yourself there with Betty & Co. One of the best things about this story is that it does not get dull, there no slow spots to skim through. This is one of those books that you hate to finish because you want to know what happens next. But fear not, there's just enough there to keep you in anticipation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found A Fine Basket of Fish to be an original and clever science fiction/ fantasy and even a mystery novel.   The enchanted world of Betty Sterling is full of spellbinding surprises from its ogres, fairies, trolls, charms and more. As the mystery behind the disappearance of the fish unraveled, the adventure and suspense kept me flipping through the pages, cheering on Betty and his likable companions. The ending does not disappoint; I finished the story with a grin on my face and eager to read more Betty Sterling adventures. 
jmamison More than 1 year ago
In the land of Berrea resides A Fine Basket of Fish. The title is deceiving as is the landscape. Just as you think you have figured it out, Will expertly and smoothly weaves in new and exciting scenes. And do not let the language deter you from this delightful read. Allow the book time to reveal itself to you and imagine the world the author has created. A short read, Will doesn't get bogged down in the weeds. Magic and telepathy are commonplace but there is an ironic twist you won't see coming. The protagonist is a hit man with a heart whose loyalty is unwavering. Even if you do not normally read books about ogres and fairies, this book will tickle your sense of fantasy. I look forward to the further adventures of Betty Sterling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a first-time  fantasy/mystery book reader, I was a bit leery of plunging into this one, A Fine Basket of Fish, but hey, there’s a first time for everything, including this reading/review by a 66-yr.old grandmother of 10!  Got to love a challenge – right? And for me, that’s what this book was……..a challenge!  Not that I was totally unfamiliar with ogres, fairies, trolls, and elves, but you know – the grand-daughters Herself the Elf and watching a Disney movie with the grandbabies doesn’t exactly qualify one as an expert on the subject, either.  The challenge was in the language…..never had to have the computer to look up words in order to read/understand a book before! None-the-less, I must say, this little gem was very well-written with the first chapter leaving me hanging and hungry for more.  In spite of the Boy named Sue-type beginning, “Betty” by no means lacked full control of his assignment, and this muscle man turned good guy  was refreshing. His unusual assortment of cohorts, though different, were fun, as well.  Jewels was quite the little character and added a good bit of spizzerinctim to the whole, and though the smaller of the main characters, was certainly no-body’s pushover! Sam did little for me, but perhaps in my mind I cast him a bit “Shrekish”. But I suppose that’s not a bad thing, after all, as he did his fair share of the “work”, he was very much a team-player. Betty’s band is caught up in quite the adventure several hundred years in the future as they tackled a “fishy” issue that impacts an entire community. Although I’m not into spells, mind paths, and this particular type of bonding, etc., this was a pretty fast-paced read for those who are are “into” such.  It’s hard to believe this much action can take place in such a short novel.  And recall I said the first chapter left me hanging with “one more thing”...alas, so did the last chapter, an excerpt where Betty stated,            “It was something Cristof did for me when I signed on for this job, it was a lifetime commitment.” I chuckled. “I’m stuck, But, once I signed, he…” I trailed off and Sam waited a moment before prodding me. “He what?”   I think this would make an excellent movie……..visual sizes of characters, “floaters” and the various actions by the characters would certainly leave one hanging onto the edge of their seats!  And the artwork on the book – perfect choice for the title!