Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles, #1)

  • Author: Rodney W. Hartman
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    Sometimes it feels like the author lost a bet, and was forced to write this book. Conditions of the bet would be:

    * It should have something called Galactic Wizard Scout Academy
    * It must be a Hero's Journey
    * The hero should use a 1-meter long weapon that collapses to just a handle, shines purple, and causes subatomic explosions in what it touches, but is not a light saber
    * Hero must have minor telekinetic powers
    * There must be a sardonic computer
    * Include Checkhov's computer conspiracy theory as a throwaway
    * In the middle of the novel, suddenly switch to a fantasy theme, with elves, trolls, gnomes, dragons and demons
    * Make the whole setup so mysterious as to be opaque. Noone knows why things happened, including all characters.

    So, imagine the hero of "A New Hope" being Tr-8R and a sudden teleportation to the Titty Twister and it will give you an idea of the plot.

    All things considered, it's much more fun than it has any right to be.

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