Thraxas and the Dance of Death (Thraxas, #6)
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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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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'...more
Complications involving sorcery prevent Thraxas from drinking and eating and Makri is accused of theft. (view spoiler)
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
These books have definitely grown on me! I'm coming to like the odd style of narration. I always did like Thraxas, though!
Phil Barker
Four stars for the impressive body count.
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A pen name of Martin Millar.
More about Martin Scott...
Thraxas (Thraxas, #1-2) Thraxas and the Warrior Monks (Thraxas, #2) Thraxas at the Races (Thraxas, #3) Thraxas and the Sorcerers (Thraxas, #5) Thraxas and the Elvish Isles (Thraxas, #4)

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