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Thraxas Under Siege (Thraxas #8)

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In the enchanted city of Turai, the royal family is corrupt, the politicians can be bought, and the civil guards have better things to do than guarding. Thraxas, the overweight and somewhat disreputable private eye working out of an even more disreputable neighborhood, has often grumbled about that sorry state of affairs. Unfortunately, the state of affairs has suddenly go ...more
Hardcover, 257 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Baen Books (first published May 5th 2005)
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Almost direct continuation of Thraxas at War. It took me three years to get to this book. I don't know whether I changed too much or the quality dropped so much, but this volume was a real torture to muddle through.

Quick synopsis: Turai is under siege. Orcs surrounded the city. Inside, more and more victims fall to winter malady, a powerful magic item needs to be found, and an important card game is coming up.

Thraxas Series has been known - at least to me - as rather good comic fantasy. Now th
Feb 11, 2013 Boneist rated it it was amazing
Ahhh, Thraxas! I've missed you! Another cliff-hanger ending though...

I thoroughly enjoy Thraxas and his ability to both see and unsee the bad things in himself - he's flawed and grumpy, but has integrity and that makes him both believable and likeable.
Aug 24, 2015 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, humor, adventure
Die Reihe ist einfach überragend!!! Äußerst unterhaltsam und empfehlenswert! Schade, dass sie mit diesem Band schon endet...:-(
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