Hero Wanted

Hero Wanted

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ISBN-13: 9780982059807
Publisher: Trove Books
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Hero Wanted 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 527 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!!!
seldombites on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Hero Wanted is certainly very different from any other fantasy novel I've read. It took me a while to get get used to the quirky writing style, but it wasn't long before I was completely immersed in the story. This book takes the classic plot of ordinary man turned hero and adds twists galore, resulting in a highly entertaining read that is difficult to put down. I found the writing style refreshing, the characters believable and the story charming. Overall, I found Hero Wanted to be a captivating read and I am looking forward to the other books in the series.
Emidawg on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Jason Cosmo is a turnip farmer and wood cutter in a disgusting little town called Hicksnittle, that is until a bounty hunter arrives and proclaims he is there to collect the massive bounty on his head....This is a rather satirical sword and sorcery fantasy novel. It has quite a bit of tongue in cheek humor poking fun at the genre. There are also a few spots where the 4th wall is tested. Overall an amusing read!
kingoftheicedragons on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this free book from Barnes & Noble, and it's relatively short at 204 pages.With that small amount of pages, the characters, the plot, and the story is not overly involved. The plot so thin that the suspension of disbelief is even more of an issue with this story than it would be with most. However, that is the extent of the negativity that I can have with this book.This was a fun, quick read that spoofs modern culture as well as fantasy adventure stories, and it is difficult to go even one page without laughing out loud at the absurdities that it presents. I have not had such a good time reading a story since.....well, never. I would list this book's comedic value in the ranks of Tom Holt, Robert Asprin, and Douglas Adams (probably Adams more so than the former two). This book has it all--the damsels in distress that then latch onto the hero longer than they need to who have their turn at miraculously saving the day to green luminous talking spiders. If you like spoofs of popular culture and movies like Naked Gun, Airplane, Date Movie, Scary Movie, and the like, then you will probably like this book. If you want more substance and a story you can lose yourself in, this probably isn't a book you're going to like. I, however, look forward to reading more of the adventures of Jason CosmoHowever, I am giving this my top award for the simple fact that it kept my interest on every page and made me laugh more than I've laughed from any other book. Five out of five stars.
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing 25 days 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
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Loved it! What an amazing imagination this author has. Witty, funny and all around woncerful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
263 nook pages. Reluctant bumbling hero. Its funny and well paced. I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Will keep you turning pages and chuckling til the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually, a very enjoyable read! It was quick, well-written and VERY fun-loving and funny. Like snacks are to the palate, this story was for my mind! Relaxing, fun and funny. Put aside the over-serious world for bit and have some fun!
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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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