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Harpyness is Only Skin Deep

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Harpies: Swift. Beautiful. Deadly. For humans, every trip outside the protective city walls is a gamble with their lives. Fleeing is futile. Fighting but a lost cause. Yet when inexperienced adventurer Darin takes the bold step of talking to the energetic and accident-prone harpy Rinloh, a tenuous friendship is born.

Humans consider consorting with a harpy a capital
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published January 20th 2020 by Independently Published
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Shyla
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sort of bizarre and sanguine cover of this book is bound to catch to your eye. I assure you, its contents do not fall short of its presentation. This book is fresh and campy with its moments of darkness. The author has a firm grip on the world it takes place in and showcases all its grueling realities, whilst maintaining a consistent tone throughout.

Are you fed up with earthly main characters who manage just fine in a dimension that is not their own? Are you sick of fantasy worlds that are
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Lynn Katzenmeyer
This book had me snort-laughing from the first page and I didn't stop.
Darin is a human on Earth bored with his regular life. He finds a LARPing ad that offers him a completely immersive experience.
One ill-read contract later, Darin finds himself on Arvia, a dimension with all sorts of man-eating fantastical creatures.
Rinloh (my new favorite feathered character in all of literature) is a harpy native to Arvia who just wants to fit in with her flock but can't quite get the hang of hunting... or
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Steve Caldwell
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've noticed a trend lately towards edgy, dark and moody fantasy. Even the comedic stuff a lot of time has an edge to it. I am always on the look for stuff that reminds me of my favorites from when I was younger, like books Craig Shaw Gardener, Piers Anthony, Esther Friesner, Lawrence Watt-Evans and Kyra Dalkey used to, and in fact, still do, write. Fun, lighter fare that still tells an interesting story, with good characters on fun adventures. I'm happy to say that Harpiness Is Only Skin Deep ...more
Marius
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wanted to leave behind your mundane life? Are you seeking escape into the realm of Fantasy and would never look back? In this book, a young man named Darin feels much the same way. When he comes across a shady character that agrees to exchange places with a person living in a magical reality, it's seemingly a dream come true. There's a catch though, the trade will be permanent.

Poor Darin quickly learns that what he imagined to be a fantasy adventure is far more grueling and
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