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The Discommodious Wedding

(The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series #3)

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Welcome to a world of muskets and magic.
In The Elephant and Macaw Banner series, two brave adventurers--the Dutch explorer Gerard van Oost and Yoruban warrior Oludara--travel the unexplored wilderness of sixteenth-century Brazil. Along the way, the encounter a host of creatures inspired by Brazilian folklore: from the brain-sucking Kalobo to the one-legged prankster Sacy-P
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Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Christopher Kastensmidt
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Carlex
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Another good amazonian adventure of Gerard van Oost and his friend Oludara.
Derek
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm still liking the series, but it has hit a certain groove. Gerard and Oludara are forced to deal with some weird monster they never knew about previously. They must overcome it using cleverness rather than overwhelming brute force, and the defeat unlocks the next stage of their lives rather than a simple cash payout.

That they operate under the Elephant and Macaw Banner, and are theoretically in this for the money, has not been referenced in two stories, as has all the trappings from the firs
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Chris
Don't you hate it someone crashes a wedding?

But, hey, he brings big cats.

Nice installment.
Aliette
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
The adventures of the Gerard and Oludara continue--this time, they must find a way for Oludara's wedding to take place (which involves--as usual--supernatural hijinks, parlaying and battling). A great muskets-and-sorcery series set in colonial Brazil.
Veronica Cervilla
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The more I read this series the more I love the characters. I specially enjoyed Wildflower in this volume and Yara. Two very different female characters I wish they had their own novellete!
Ricardo Santos
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Não é só com romances de fantasia épica de quinhentas, oitocentas, mil páginas, que se faz um gênero. Textos mais curtos, como contos e noveletas, estão ganhando novo fôlego com as facilidades do e-book, tanto para quem produz quanto para quem consome literatura.
As noveletas de fantasia heroica do americano Christopher Kastensmidt, radicado em Porto Alegre, mostram que nem sempre o romance é o melhor formato para desenvolver uma história, um universo literário. O mundo da série The Elephant and
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Chris Bauer
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I heard about this series of novelettes on the Unreliable Narrator podcast and was intrigued. I was able to download the first 5 works in the series and had burned through ALL of them, plus pre-ordered the sixth book in a single day.

Christopher Kastensmidt has provided US readers with a remarkable view into the history of Brazil during the Age of Exploration (Exploitation?) by Europeans. I consider myself to be well-read on the mythology and legends of various cultures, but Kastensmidt schooled
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Ann Brookens
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oludara takes a bride...or rather, tries to!

This third episode of the adventures of Gerard and Oludara is just as good as the first two. This time we meet three more of the local magical beings, one helpful, the others...not. Kastensmidt paints vivid word pictures of the native residents of Brazil, both human and animal, as well as depicting their beliefs. I very much enjoy his stories!
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Christopher Kastensmidt was born in Texas but has lived in Porto Alegre, Brazil since 2001.

Christopher was a Nebula Award finalist and winner of the Realms of Fantasy Readers' Choice Awards for his novelette "The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara." This story was the first in The Elephant and Macaw Banner fantasy series, which has since been published in six countries and adapted t
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The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series (9 books)
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  • A Parlous Battle (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series, #2)
  • An Inauspicious Visit (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series, #4)
  • A Preposterous Plight (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series, #5)
  • A Tumultuous Convergence (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series, #6)
  • A Torrential Complication (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series, #7)
  • A Minacious Appearance (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series Book 8)
  • The Dolorous Birthing (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series Book 9)