Thraxas.

Author:Farmer, Lesley S.J.
Position:Brief Article
 
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Been. 442p. c1999. 0-7434-7152-0. $799. A

Thraxas is not your typical fantasy hero. He's in his forties, paunchy, a heavy drinker, a gambler, living on the edge. He is, however, honest and loyal--and the right guy to get one out of trouble. Thraxas is a freelance investigator who also knows how to get into trouble while trying to clear up problems.

This volume introduces Thraxas as he helps a princess clear her name. In the process he tries to recover an Elvin magic cloth, which is being pursued by a variety of lowlifes and influential people. A young, shapely warrior named Makri serves is his friend and defender. In the second half of the book, a separate story tells of Thraxas's work overload: finding a dolphin-healing stone, recovering a huge sculpture that disappeared, finding a killer, and...

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