Thumbs up for Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson. Fantasy.
Finn Gramaraye, framed for the crime of dark necromancy, has just gotten his body back after having his consciousness exiled to the fey realm for 25 years. Now he has to deal with all sorts of crazy…such as sasquatch mercenaries. Oh, and being a virgin. And not knowing what the Internet is. And, worst of all…HIS FAMILY. Oh no! The goings-on in this debut novel are often played for humor, and I tore through it in two sittings. The jokes—mostly having to do with the fact that Finn’s cultural references end in the 1990’s—didn’t always work for me; but I laughed out loud frequently enough that I riddled my (e)copy with bookmarks and struggled to chose just one passage to show to you. Highly recommended for when you need something quick and funny to clean all of those 900-page fantasy tomes out of your system.
He wasn’t the real Elvis, of course. As should be no surprise, the real Elvis was an arcana. He hoped to forge the perfect musical weapon against the Fey, who enjoy human music the way a slug enjoys a salt covered hammer. But the Fey managed to infect him, turning him into a waercreature. Although the resulting change in his metabolism led to tragic consequences for his waistline and his life, even worse is that those infected by the Elvis waerform turn into pale imitations of him when the conditions are right—for some, if they hear an Elvis song; for others, when they enter the dark energy vortex of the Las Vegas area; or, in extreme cases, if they smell peanut butter and banana.
Disclaimer: The author is a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend (I’m not even joking: thank you Internet) and he was kind enough to send me a review copy when I asked for it. It’s still an honest review, since I wouldn’t have finished it if I didn’t like it.
The quoted paragraph has not been checked against a copy of the published book because the book hasn’t been published yet.
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