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Oct 11

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Darren Comments: Huzzah! It’s bow-hunting season on faeries!

Published 1995

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.63 out of 10)
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25 Responses to “The Spellkey Trilogy”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It just hit me that Faeries are really GIANT BUGS. Yechh!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Robin Hood, Robin Hood, no longer with his men
    Robin Hood, Robin Hood, thinks he’s stuck but then
    A fairy he spies
    “I’ll stalk her!” he cries
    Robin Hood, you’re no good, Robin Hood.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Needs a “font problems” tag, I keep reading that as the “Spikey” Trilogy.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    Shouldn’t the ABA Pick of the Lists quote be like, “Mamma Mia! Gimme gimme gimme this book after midnight! Lay all this book on me!”?

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Tights, short skirt and a feather in your cap. Who are you calling a fairy?”

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I guess technically it’s also “The Downer Trilogy.”

    @THX 1138 (2)— 😉

  7. fred Says:

    You got wings, why do you need a boat? Is all her luggage out of sights just behind the man in tights?

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Actually, he’s not looking at her, he’s looking at the billethead on the bow.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Fairies float on golden boats
    and Little Ann’s a Downer

  10. Mellie M. Says:

    He wears short-shorts. And mustard tights, for which we should all be thankful. Imagine the outfit without them.

  11. Yoss Says:

    On a purely practical note, those arrows are way too short. He’d never get anything even approaching a full draw with those. He could lose his fairy hunting license if the game warden catches him with those.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    /me eagerly awaits Marshall Mathers to release a Robin Hood diss track.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    Life in the wilderness before Gortex was invented must have been very damp.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Spellcheck Trilogy

    Seance Fuction at its Beast.

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    “Look, I’m going to take my pole and dance elsewhere. There’s only one customer here.”

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is this The River of Staring Off Into The Middle Distance? Does it afflict everyone that way?

    @DSWBT: That’s how I read it too.

    Got as far as the font and knew BAEN. And then the art further confirmed it.

    Pick of the Litter?

  17. Anna T. Says:

    @fred: I was just wondering that. Maybe the wings are actually fake.

    I do have to wonder why our magic fairy princess witch lady is letting the trail of her dress drag in the water.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Not only is it dragging in the water, it looks like it might be interfering with her barge pole.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “The huntsman came closer, enticed by the glowing apparition… and suddenly, the fairie girl’s skin and dress crumpled and fell away. Underneath was a terrifying giant insect — with an appetite for blood! Too late, the huntsman realized it had all been a ruse… and met an unspeakable death.”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Probably more interesting than this book.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Apparently, you can identify dragonflies at least to genus by the pattern in their wing veins. Someone with younger eyes than mine is welcome to try, but I haven’t been able to do it.

  22. Tracy Says:

    The name of the author is… unfortunate. I know it’s unfair, but I wouldn’t read the book just because of the name.

    Seems she changed it later, though to Ann Downer-Hazell.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    At least her first name isn’t Debbie. wah-wah

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Or Ambien.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Or Total.

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