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A Malady Of Magicks (The Ebenezum Trilogy, Book 1)

By Craig Shaw Gardner

"Guxx Unfufadoo is my identify. And killing wizards is my game!"

Thus spoke the feared rhyming demon, come from the Netherhells, to munch a host of the nice Ebenezum.

Only it didn't really figure out that manner. Ebenezum lived, cursed through Guxx with a amazing curse that he should still henceforth be allergic to magic.

So Ebenezum and his hapless apprentice Wuntvor needs to trip to the town of Forbidden Delights to hunt a treatment. They locate the line fraught with peril and darkish magic, from tap-dancing dragons to enchanted chickens, slobbering trolls, winsome witches and sinister shrubbery.

It's as much as Wunt to determine them via, to utter the sounds of strength and converse the spells that may insure their health and wellbeing, wealth and endured existence. It merely he may perhaps have in mind the words...

"A lot of fun." (Christopher Stasheff)

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This can be my doom,” he whispered hoarsely, “to be ceaselessly pursued by means of Smilin’ Brax, along with his calls for for Headbasher, which no guy can personal, yet can simply hire! ” That unusual gentle appeared to come into his eyes back, even though maybe it used to be purely the mirrored image of the moon at the cobblestones. Ebenezum stepped from the shadows. “It doesn’t appear as undesirable as all that…. Uh, placed that membership again within the sack, may you? That’s an outstanding mercenary, mustn’t take any possibilities. ” He blew his nostril. “The of you defeated the demon tidily.

Yet the following we stayed. Which used to be tremendous with me. I kissed Norei. Her lips have been very candy. It used to be a disgrace approximately Ebenezum’s medication, although. whilst Tork had accomplished Forxsnagel, he had attempted to empty off my master’s skills and acquired Ebenezum’s illness within the discount. Now Solima used to be afraid to summon such sprites as could remedy my grasp, in case they cured Prince Tork besides. there have been nonetheless the herbs, in fact, even though Solima warned opposed to utilizing them too often. they'd taken their toll on Ebenezum already; he had slept for many of an afternoon after his conflict with Tork.

Yet what if Hendrek bumped into the broker of demise? From our former dealings with Hendrek, we knew he used to be now not a refined guy. and may the broker of demise see the 3 people jointly… good, even the massive Urracht murderer couldn’t be that silly, may well he? “Doom! ” Ebenezum sighed, his eyes nonetheless half-shut with fatigue. “Wuntvor,” he whispered. “See what should be performed. ” I left the room as Ebenezum sat seriously at the mattress. It was once as much as me, then, to discover the massive warrior and silence his cries. “Doom! ” The be aware echoed down the hall.

His chilly grey eyes went vast. He blew his nostril rapidly. “Wunt! Empty the pack! ” “What? ” I requested, startled through the urgency of my master’s voice. Then I seemed again to the woods and observed it coming. A wall of black, like a few impenetrable cloud, roiling around the woodland. yet this cloud prolonged from the sky to the wooded area flooring and left whole blackness in the back of. It sped around the woods like a residing curtain that drew its darkness ever nearer. “Someone performs with nice forces,” Ebenezum stated. “Forces he doesn’t comprehend.

It’s showtime! ” I had no proposal what this creature used to be speaking approximately. It didn’t appear risky, yet with ghosts you may by no means inform. “Why can’t I see you? ” I requested. “What, you will have me to take place myself? I frequently retailer that for the large boffo end. yet hi there. inform me this. Why did the hippogriff move the line? ” “I don’t care! ” I pounded the mattress with my fists. the suitable one throbbed painfully. “Ghosts, werewolves, magic chickens. What’s happening the following? ” “Hey, blood brother, settle down. It’s all simply a part of the package deal.

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