Peril in the Old Country


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Black Spot Books
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.77 pounds

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About the Author

Sam Hooker is a writer of darkly humorous fantasy novels about things like tyrannical despots and the masked scoundrels who tickle them without mercy. He knows all the best swear words, though he refuses to repeat them because he doesn't want to attract goblins. He is the author of The Winter Riddle. He lives in Mission Viejo, California.


"Hooker demonstrates a delightfully firm grasp on absurdist fantasy . . . a gleeful caper rife with literary influences." --Publishers Weekly
"Five stars . . . the best kind of bad fun." --Foreword Reviews
"A kaleidoscope of absurdist humor, stunning imagery, and a fantastical plot. Hooker is an expert when it comes to dark humor, and it clearly shows." --Booktrib
"A unique, deftly crafted, inherently fascinating, entertainingly riveting fantasy -- the kind that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf." --Midwest Book Review
"Darker than the Douglas Adams universe, but lighter than Game Of Thrones, Peril In The Old Country hooks you in with its intriguing world-building, compelling characters, fantastical elements, interesting twists on the supernatural, and perfectly absurd dark humor." --Geeks of Doom
"Hooker spins a very funny tale with some fairly complex characters, tense conflicts, philosophizing, a nicely realized setting, and line upon line of funniness. It's also chock full of nasty goblins, secret societies, ancient wizards, undead armies, wizards, and a little of the stabby stuff." --Grimdark Magazine