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Thraxas and the Dance of Death (Thraxas #6)

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In the enchanted city of Turai, the royal family is corrupt, the politicians can be bought, and the civic guards have better things to do than guarding. Thraxas may look unprepossessing, being overweight and not quite overbrained, and more interested in pursuit of his next glass of beer than pursuit of justice, but if you're in trouble in Turai this portly private eye is p ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Baen Books (first published 2002)
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Jul 15, 2009 Liza rated it liked it
Interesting and fun book. It also helps to know that Martin Scott is Martin Millar's pseudonym for writing the "Thraxas" books, which is great.

"Conan the Barbarian" meets "Chinatown". A classic "film noire" genre turned on its head, since this sardonic private dick runs around an ancient barbaric city and throws spells instead of toting a gun. His assistant wears not kitten heels and an evening dress but a tiny chain mail bikini and carries a giant ax.

The style is a little hard to get into, it'
Feb 10, 2016 Tania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, humour
Martin Millar, writing as Martin Scott, has created a series of pulp fiction Fantasy Noir dectective stories, and one of my favourite characters. Here Thraxas is trying to tract down a sorcerous pendant, while bodies are piling up, and magical creatures are unexpectedly turning up in Twelve Seas. Highly enjoyable.
Phil Barker
Jul 18, 2013 Phil Barker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars for the impressive body count.
Jan 17, 2012 Nathan rated it liked it
Thraxas and Makri get involved in a series of deaths related to the hunt for a magic jewel that protects against invasion. Scott tries too hard to include the entire cast in this one, but he clearly starts moving on the Thraxas-Makri love connection. And Horm the Dead is always fun. Rated M for violence, drug use, supernatural themes. 3.5/5
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Apr 01, 2014 David Scrimshaw rated it really liked it
Complications involving sorcery prevent Thraxas from drinking and eating and Makri is accused of theft. (view spoiler)
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These books have definitely grown on me! I'm coming to like the odd style of narration. I always did like Thraxas, though!
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A pen name of Martin Millar.
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