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The Warslayer: The Incredibly True Adventures of Vixen the Slayer, the Beginning

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  561 ratings  ·  25 reviews

Gloria "Glory" McArdle plays Vixen the Slayer in a straight-to-syndication TV show where even the fans say the villain is the better actress. The wizards of Erchanen have been searching all the worlds to find a hero, and Vixen the Slayer is the last name on their list.

The Warmother, imprisoned a thousand years before by Ginnas the Warkiller, has broken free
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Baen Books
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Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
-Heroína a su pesar, o contra todo pronóstico más bien.-

Género. Narrativa fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Gloria McArdle, Glory para los amigos, es una antigua deportista de élite que actualmente es la estrella principal de la serie de televisión “The Incredibly True Adventures of Vixen the Slayer”, un producto australiano de serie B fantástica sobre una ninja cazadora de vampiros en la Inglaterra victoriana que ha tenido un gran éxito en el mercado internacional y que ha generado mucho dinero, h
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, fantasy, fiction
"Hi-yi-yi-yi! Come, Camrado! Evil wakes!"

I cannot say enough about this deceptive little book. At first it seems like pure mind-candy. Our heroine, a cross between Buffy and Xena, gets transported to another universe to save them from evil. "Help us! You are our last hope!" (A prize for those who get the reference.) But something makes this book a little different. Read it and see.

Whenever I need a laugh, a lift, and a thought ... I come to this book. Incredibly overlooked.

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Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, standalone
This book was a little bit on the odd side, and I had mixed feelings about it. The main character, Glory, is an actress in a TV show similar to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mages from another world have been traveling to different worlds in a fruitless search for a hero to help save their people. Finally in desperation, they turn toward Earth and learn about Glory's TV show. They don’t realize she isn’t a real hero, and they ask her to help them. She doesn’t intend to, and she tries to explain the ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
At this point, there's a long tradition of "Earth person with an esoteric career gets magically transported to a fantasy realm requiring exactly their skills". Fortunately, this is a reasonably good example of the genre. Glory is sufficiently genre-aware to sidestep a lot of the more tedious bits (later in the book, a reference is even made to GalaxyQuest). Even better, the folks who brought her over are actually aware that she's an actress, not a demon slayer--they're just desperate enough to g ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, fantasy
The Warslayer is a tongue-in-cheek, self-aware fantasy version of the movie Galaxy Quest. Our heroine is Glory McArdle, former Olympic athlete and gym teacher turned TV serial actress who portrays Vixen the Slayer, a red-headed Amazon type persona that's a cross between Red Sonja and Xena. As those who have watched the aforementioned movie can deduce, our protagonist becomes mistaken for the character she plays and is transported by an alien species to their homeworld via magical teleportation. ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A mish mash

Tv superhero gets sent to alternate universe. Must defeat ultimate evil. A good plot. A little short on detail? The plot synopses at the end were mildly amusing.
Clay Rylee
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
While this novel starts off really making fun of Xena, the meat of it is actually a rather serious fantasy story. Glory, AKA Vixen, as an actress for The Incredibly True Adventures of Vixen the Slayer and while waiting to do a special for MTV she is aproached by three people that claim to be mages that seek her help in saving their people and world. As cheesy as this plot may sound it is quite a fun story and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I was expecting this to have more comedy elements to it, but ...more
Apr 14, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2007, fantasy, ebook
The tale of an ex-Olympian gymnast turned actress who gets magically transported to a world in desperate need of a hero. A mixture of Buffy and Xena, with some truly original ideas thrown in. This book is out of print but can be read free at the publisher's website ([]). I've always had mixed feelings about this author and this book was no exception. The idea was a good one and I did enjoy it, but I felt as if she was trying too hard at times. Still, can't ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was both a fun book, and a tongue in cheek.I especially liked the ending, but you can only really appreciate the characters thinking by having followed her growth as a character, and surprises that are at the heart of the story. I believe I readthis long ago, too, but it was all the better to come upon it anew. It is one I want to look back on, & I will be reading it again....
Better than I thought it would be, but it needed fleshed out or something.
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Clever and entertaining even if a mite predictable. Worth the read for the sarcasm alone.
Kate Sherwood
DNF at 7%

The humour was just a little broad for me--nothing new or original.
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed despite misgivings based on both title and book jacket. Not a super complex plot, but Vixen/Glory is a great character! Well done. This was a freebie kindle ebook.
Maarten Broekman
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A hysterically romping mashup of Galaxy Quest, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and other shows, bound together with self-deprecating acknowledgement of the same. Fun read.
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Super fun, tongue in cheek romp. Love the fourth wall bending touches, nice twist on ye olde quest to defeat the big bad. Bit slow at times, but very enjoyable.
Midnight Agenda
Jan 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was excellent as well. Very Enjoyable.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I suppose you could do worse for a Lucy Lawless Galaxy Quest AU.
Lynn Calvin
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Sep 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: have, kindle
This was actually pretty good, but there's little characterization outside the protagonist. enjoyable, and free though!
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