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Slave-Girls and Amazons: humorous fantasy [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Pidduck
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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When the Hedral Watcher was in need of a warrior to defeat an all-powerful warlock, he knew that Thane - a lethal intergalactic mercenary - was just the man for the job. Unfortunately, he ended up with an amiable drunk, an inept wizard with an inferiority complex, and a blonde Amazon squeezed into a tiny squirrel-skin bikini.

As the omniscient being of the planet, the Watcher had a funny feeling that it would all end in tragedy, unless Thane was able to vanquish the Warlock before his woefully inadequate substitutes stumbled upon his adversary's mountain fortress. But the band of fearless Warlock hunters had other ideas. How hard could it be to defeat a one thousand year old shape-shifting Warlock and his army of battle-hardened troll-corpses?

This humorous fantasy novel is the story of their trials and tribulations, as they romp through a Tolkienesque landscape peopled by the Weird and Wonderful, such as witches seeking men to ride for the donkey-derby; a psychotic forester with a skeletal wife and a sinister fascination in wood-work; a band of trolls on the lookout for virgins to sacrifice to celebrate Thursdays; and more skimpily dressed Amazons than you can shake a spear at.....

Laugh-out-loud fantasy, which made the Top 10 in the Amazon.co.uk Contemporary Fantasy bestsellers rankings between June and September 2012.

Watch out for the sequels, "Cave-Trolls and Amazons" (published in November 2012) and "The Halfshaft Games" (September 2013).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 494 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481805878
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FA30PC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,460 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Jonathan Pidduck is a British author of humorous fantasy/horror titles. He is married, with 4 lively children, and lives in Ramsgate, Kent.

He has had over 40,000 e-book downloads to date, in addition to his paperback sales.

His books include 3 humorous fantasy titles ("Slave-Girls and Amazons","Cave-Trolls and Amazons" and "The Halfshaft Games"), along with 4 black-humoured horror titles ("The Wedding Feast", "Tethered", "The Last of the Neanderthals" and "Defunct"). The Wedding Feast has also been translated into Italian and Turkish ("Il Banchetto Nuziale" and "Neandertaller").

"The Craving", about a female serial killer who falls in love with an intended victim (to the fury of her accomplice), is his only "serious" work to date.

Jonathan cites his fantasy influences as Tolkien and Stephen Donaldson; his horror influences as Stephen King and James Herbert; and his tragedy inspiration (for "The Wedding Feast" series) comes from a variety of revered authors ranging from Thomas Hardy to John Steinbeck to Marcus Zusak.

All the following books are available on Kindle:

1) Slave-Girls and Amazons
2) Cave-Trolls and Amazons
3) The Wedding Feast
4) Tethered
5) The Last of the Neanderthals
6) The Halfshaft Games
7) The Craving
8) Defunct

Please feel free to send a friend request to the "Jonathan Pidduck - Writer" Facebook page, if you would like to be messaged when "Defunct" and further e-books are published on Amazon.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable read. 31 Aug 2012
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A comic novel with the humour coming from the clashes between a fantasy/medieval setting and the modern use of language. Passed a couple of days pleasantly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought it because it was cheap!!! 2 July 2012
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As the titile of the review says. I think I paid 77p for this and bought it because it was in a genre I like!! I enjoyed the book, although I foung the story a little disjointed in parts. Thoroughly enjoyable read though and the story moved along at a pace. There were too many characters in the plot for any indepth development of the heroes/villains but in didn't distract from a good value for money read. I'll definitely read another by the author
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 20 May 2013
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I don't know who is the daftest the reader or the author. The cover and title doesn't win any awards in the ways of the selling game and I only bought it because it was on offer.

However, once I had begun reading I was captivated, the content is both imaginative, bizarre and hilarious. Once I had completed this book I couldn't resist the next book Cave-Trolls and Amazons.

One may compare these books with the tradition of the Pratchett series. Though you would have few qualms giving a Pratchet book to a child you would be a little reticent to distrubute Cave Troll to your children for Christmas presents. I suspect that if they could understand the inuendos and double ententre they would also find it entertaining and maybe a little informative. I could just see the little loves saying for instance "Mummy, Mummy what does 'Todger' mean?
I thought that the Carry on era had all but exhausted sexual double meanings but this author has beaten them at their own game.
I will be reading the Wedding series next with high hopes.

A well recommended read for those who love flights of fancy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, not a fan... 14 May 2013
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This seems aimed firmly at the 'Bored of the Rings' class of reader. Cheap sexual innuendo, boob jokes and a fairly weak story line, I should have been warned by the title, a bit like a postcard-humour cross between 'Willow' and the 'Carry On' films. Maybe I am just not the target demographic, but this book is not for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable 5 Feb 2013
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Gave this a shot as I was looking for something light and funny sci-fi, I have to say it delivered. Have bought the follow up to this book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it so much I bought the sequel. 31 Jan 2013
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... and I don't easily part with 96p ;-)

As others have said it contains some genuine laugh out loud moments, doesn't take itself to seriously and is of course very well written. Particularly recommended for British audiences or for folks with a working knowledge of contemporary British life as it contains more than a couple of "in jokes" ... and despite its title it is not at all wude.

Oh and as I see a few folks have compared it to the works of Terry Pratchett - an author despite what I am about to say I very much enjoy, well yes it is different, for a start it's original ;-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First Kindle purchase 7 July 2012
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Having downloaded the free Kindle app to my iPhone I was having a look around Amazon to find something cheap and relatively interesting to read. I stumbled upon this book and am so glad I did.
It is a great little fantasy romp which had me chuckling away to myself. I found it easy to read and it kept me entertained until the end. My only small criticism is that I would have liked a couple more chapters at the end to enable the "heros" to return to their respective lands to live happily ever after.....or is there to be a sequel?......I hope there is!
Thoroughly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for reading on tube 24 Aug 2012
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I picked this up after amazon recommended it to me after all 77p? Something to read on the tube......

Actually this book is not suitable to be read on the tube or on the bus or anywhere without easy toilet access because you could quite seriously wet yourself laughing..... I nearly did so often I concluded it might be safer to read it in the loo

Totally brilliant! I've ordered the other 2 books by this author and that was on the basis of the first chapter

Who is Jonathan Pidduck some agent should grab him ASAP
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5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read
Highly impressed, page turner with good writing and great humour
Published 5 days ago by Ray-Professional Camper
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining holiday read
I wanted something to read on holiday, saw this and downloaded it to my kindle. I was quite entertaining but I was surprised at the number of errors where letters were missing or... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Mr M H Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I imagine the humour would appeal most to a twelve/thirteen year old.
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Book I put in my book cover so people would not know what I was reading, lively and different to my normal fare
Published 3 months ago by J Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Although the book, kindle version, is advertised as in the vein of Sir Terry Pratchett, I feel it lacked some of the depth of that august author. Read more
Published 6 months ago by 60thenew40
4.0 out of 5 stars a great chuckle
Enjoyable easy read; nice 'laboured' puns as in Discworld.
Have now read the three available in this series --- all similarly good.
Published 8 months ago by Westdale
3.0 out of 5 stars Titilation
With a title like this you get what you pay for, not brilliant, but worth a read on a plane.
Published 9 months ago by steviek1
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
Enjoyed this book immensely , some very funny parts that had tears rolling down my cheeks! My only complaint is that it could of been longer because I miss the characters already.
Published 10 months ago by dibbydabdob
4.0 out of 5 stars A surprising find...
As a fan of Terry Pratchett, I'm always on the lookout for new authors of a similar vein. And there's not many around, but Jonathan Pidduck may just fit the bill. Read more
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