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J. Zachary Pike

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J. Zachary Pike was once a basement-dwelling fantasy gamer, but over time he metamorphosed into a basement-dwelling fantasy writer. By day Zack is a web professional and creative-for-hire, but at night he returns to his lair to create books, films, and illustrations that meld fantasy elements with offbeat humor. A New Englander by birth and by temperament, Zack writes strangely funny fiction on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

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J. Zachary Pike I felt the explanation of why Mages' robes transform was appropriate because I didn't think clothing growing buttons or changing decoration on its own…moreI felt the explanation of why Mages' robes transform was appropriate because I didn't think clothing growing buttons or changing decoration on its own happens often enough in fantasy to go without explanation, and because Laruna's robes transforming foreshadows a more significant change in a mage's attire later in the series.

Sometimes I regret putting "A Satire" in the title, but it's because it messes with the metadata. Orconomics absolutely is a satire. A satire uses humor to criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in a political sense. Orconomics satirises corporate greed and systemic injustice using a bunch of fantasy and role playing tropes.

You may disagree, and you're welcome to; I understand that people develop strong opinions around the definitions of certain genres or devices. But I like the label, and I'm sticking with it.(less)
J. Zachary Pike It's not annoying to hear people are looking forward to my books! You can see progress and sign up for my newsletter on www.jzacharypike.com if you'd …moreIt's not annoying to hear people are looking forward to my books! You can see progress and sign up for my newsletter on www.jzacharypike.com if you'd like to be notified when it's ready. I also discuss progress more regularly with my Patreons. Thanks for reaching out! (less)
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Review: Mid-Lich Crisis

A Skeleton holding the book Mid-Lich Crisis by Steve Thomas

Anybody who writes books with liches in them—and I feel I am qualified to make this statement— knows that insane undead wizards are some of the most fun characters to write. They’re grim, kind of terrifying, and inherently funny all at the same time; a fun cross between a prepper, an 80’s cartoon villain, and a dancing skellington.

Steve Thomas knows this, and his Mid-Lich Crisis puts the lich

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2- Disliked it
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I haven't read satire in a long while. So i completely forgot how much fun a cleverly written book of this" Read more of this review »
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Did you love Kings of the Wyld? You need to read Bloody Rose. Was Kings of the Wyld not necessarily your cup of tea? Give Bloody Rose a try anyway. Have you never read Kings of the Wyld? You should, and you should read Bloody Rose. The second book of ...more
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"fun read. Loved the tongue-in-cheek references and funny satirical moments. Had a few laugh out loud scenes as well. What I didn't expect was the twistiness near the end. Good stuff."
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"I love the genre subversion and how Pike's used the fantasy setting to explore the morality and ethics of the modern world. Frankly, I wasn't that impressed when I started reading. The protagonist is a dwarf, not human? And a likely second protagonis" Read more of this review »
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Chessdude Would like to add my "encouragement" on the third book!!! Loved, loved, loved the first two. Laughed so hard when the "Dragon" clicked, was wonderful. ...more
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“There is not always a light at the end of the tunnel. That is why you must carry a torch.”
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“Truly, nothing is better than to crush your competition, to drive down their profit margins, to hear the lamentations of their sales representatives.”
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“Not all who wander are lost; some are on quests.”
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“The exact ratio of irony to matter in the universe is known as Nove’s Constant, and by definition it’s more than you’d expect.”
J. Zachary Pike, Son of a Liche

“There is not always a light at the end of the tunnel. That is why you must carry a torch.”
J. Zachary Pike, Son of a Liche

“Truly, nothing is better than to crush your competition, to drive down their profit margins, to hear the lamentations of their sales representatives.”
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“It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. In the same vein, desperation is the father of compromise, panic is the sister of slapdash improvisation, and despair is the second cousin of quiet apathy. By that reckoning, dinner was a dismal family reunion.”
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“How many times has the world ended before? Perhaps we are just toiling among its ashes.”
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