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Eric Guindon , Samantha Gough
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5 Mar 2013
Magic! Prophecies! Cultists! Demons! ...and Oliver? Oliver Kirkle had a normal life until prophecies got in the way. A multitude of cults, each with its own interpretation of the prophecies, think Oliver is their messiah. Unfortunately for Oliver, that's the only thing they agree about... The Reluctant Messiah is a darkly comedic tale about a clueless supposed messiah trying to understand his true destiny.

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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (5 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482700107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482700107
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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About the Author

Eric Guindon is an IT professional who consumes much more fiction that he produces. He's working to change that. He is supported in his work by his lovely wife, Kathryn Norman, and his daughter, Zoe Guindon-Gough. Some of his favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Neil Stephenson, George RR Martin, Octavia Butler, Gene Wolf, Roger Zelazny, Brandon Sanderson, and John Scalzi. Eric and Kathryn keep an improbable amount of pets, including a very large Doberman Pinscher, Thor, three cats, three snakes, and two geckos. His ramblings can be read at: What's Next for Eric? Eric is working on editing the sequel to The Reluctant Messiah. His blog also hosts a serialized novel, The Apprentice, which is updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each installment of The Apprentice adds 500 words to the story.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice 1 May 2013
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Definitely worth reading. Very original and great writing especially for something i got for free ;) who says you get what you pay for? Because this is worth quite a bit more than that :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great new author -twisted sense of humor! 4 Mar 2013
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This is a great new author with my kind of sense of humor!

Reminescent of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, this is a great first book.
I will enjoy reading as this author refines his style -and I NEED to know where this story goes!

Definitely worth a read :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Read 14 April 2013
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The Reluctant Messiah was a delightful change of pace for me to read. The concept of the story was quite original as well.
I found the characters to be unlikely candidates for the task they faced which is what made the story seem so real. The tale was well thought out and a fun read.
I hope to see more from this author in the future and I highly recommend this book to one and all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! 7 Mar 2013
By Jason - Published on
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This book draws on the spirit of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and manages to be humourous and silly at times, without it taking away from the story as a whole. A very worthwhile read!

Definitely interested in seeing what this author does in the future!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down 26 Mar 2013
By Jason Stewart - Published on
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I've been reading the digital Kindle version but have just ordered a paper copy to have on my shelf and be able to pass out to friends looking for a good read. The Reluctant Messiah is engaging, fun, dark and, at times, hilarious. Guindon's sense of humor shines through his characters and the story is well thought out and fun to follow. Other reviewers have listed Terry Pratchet as an influence, there is no doubt that fans of Neil Gaiman would love this book too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing to the end! 11 Mar 2013
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For amateurs of modern fiction, this novel will keep you guessing until the end. You can really relate to the characters in the the story and I believe that makes it easy to believe in the story. The writing style reminds me of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, therefore fans of either would do well to read this book in my opinion. In a world where everything seems normal, underlying weirdness and magic give contrast to the stark reality of life.

Can't wait for the next one!
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