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Slay and Rescue

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  166 ratings  ·  17 reviews
It's not easy being a prince and Charming had just about enough of it: dragons to slay, villains to fight, and one beautiful princess after another demanding to be rescued from a fate worse than death. But in the Slay and Rescue business, you're always on call . . . .
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Xlibris Corporation (first published 1992)
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John Moore has an incredible grasp of satire and dry wit. I had already read 'Heroics For Beginners', based on a recommendation from Amazon, and I'm delighted to have discovered this talented humorist. The author's first novel is essentially a re-telling of the Prince Charming legend, you know, the way it 'actually' happened. Moore does not disappoint in his send-up of fairy tales and the use of all the classic cliches of the swords and sorcery genre, once more. I will continue to read this auth ...more
Prince Charming has a problem. As a charming teenager he is tasked with a number of rescue missions on behalf of his father's kingdom. Unfortunately, his is too honorable to make advances towards the maidens he rescues and they are really too honorable to do more than reward with with a chaste kiss on the cheek.

He returns home and demands some time off--- in hopes of actually losing his virginity-- but his father sends him on another mission and soon Charming is dealing with Two Princesses (Sle
John Logsdon
Great book. Funny and fun! John Moore (along with Terry Pratchett, Robert Asprin, John DeChancie, and a smattering of others) are what got me into writing comedic SciFi & Fantasy, so I may be a little biased here!

This isn't the longest of books, but I kind of like that. It's a lighthearted adventure that has one fun turn after another. There were a couple of moments where I cracked a smile, but nothing laugh-out-loud in this one for me. Still, I give it 5 stars because it challenges the stan
Roderick Ellem
Enjoyable fractured fairytale. Not his best book but enjoyable.
Feb 08, 2009 Migdalia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes comic fantasy
Shelves: fantasy-comic
One of John Moore's early efforts, and a fast and satisfying read. It's only 160 pages; so, it's good when one wants something witty and light. I didn't have any laugh-out-loud moments, but I did smile most of the time. If you need a pick me up, it's worth a try.
one of the most hilarious books ive ever read. i loved it. i loved it so much i read it twice which is something i never do. its just an awesome rendition of prince charming and his relationships with snow white, sleeping beauty, and Cinderella.
This is written from the point of view of a teenage boy. This means that sex is his number one goal. Even though I am a bit of a prude I still loved it. Really good weaving together of common fairytales and giving them an interesting twist.
Apr 24, 2013 Dada rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dada by: tina-chan
Veľmi vtipné a svieže (tradičné rozprávky trochu dosť inak...), aj keď trochu sexistické - ale každý princ bol raz v puberte. :D Postavy boli sympatické, dej mal spád - čítalo sa mi prosto dobre! :)
Tatiana Nekrasova
Уморительно смешно !!! :D
Sep 12, 2009 Ali added it
This book was soooo effing hilarious! It kept me totally entertained on my road trip. I love it and will always have it on me shelf for a day when I need a smile.
Fun quick fantasy read that does a parody of all those classic Disney fairytales.
Nov 06, 2007 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: craig and shawn
Shelves: sf-fantasy
For any fan of Terry Pratchett or anyone who likes witty, sarcastic fantasy!
ChJ Loveall
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...aaaand, i just re-read it. still a good read, light, fun, cheeky.
A truly funny take on the Prince Charming tales.
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John Moore is an engineer who lives and works in Houston, TX. His stories have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Tomorrow, New Destinies, Aboriginal SF, Writers of the Future, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, and other magazines and anthologies. He is the author of six novels in the fantasy and science fiction genre, with the newest, The Lightning Horse , just released from YD Press.

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