Unlimited [Paranormal Book] ↠ Traxas - by Martin Scott È

By Martin Scott | Comments: ( 446 ) | Date: ( Dec 09, 2019 )

Heb je een probleem en weinig geld, dan kun je bij mij terecht Mijn naam is Traxas Ik ben drie nveertig, te dik, drink teveel, en heb geen enkele ambitie Op het bordje naast mijn deur staat TOVENAAR, maar mijn magische krachten zijn van bedenkelijk niveau Vergeleken met de groten van Turai ben ik meer een soort goochelaar Ik ben priv detective van beroep In feite beHeb je een probleem en weinig geld, dan kun je bij mij terecht Mijn naam is Traxas Ik ben drie nveertig, te dik, drink teveel, en heb geen enkele ambitie Op het bordje naast mijn deur staat TOVENAAR, maar mijn magische krachten zijn van bedenkelijk niveau Vergeleken met de groten van Turai ben ik meer een soort goochelaar Ik ben priv detective van beroep In feite ben ik de goedkoopste magische priv detective van heel Turai.De opdracht lijkt Traxas op het lijf geschreven hij hoeft alleen maar een kistje met liefdesbrieven terug te vinden voor een schone prinses, een klusje dat tussen middagmaal en dutje geklaard kan worden Maar als je een toverspeurder bent die maar n spreuk tegelijk kan onthouden, is niet alles zo eenvoudig als het lijkt Samen met Makri, de vechtlustige ork mens elf die in mali nbikini bier serveert in de bar, neemt Traxas het met gezonde tegenzin op tegen een krankzinnige alliantie van draken, tovenaars, feministen, elfen en orks Niet bepaald de ideale omstandigheden om te genieten van veel bier en lekker luieren


  • Title: Traxas
  • Author: Martin Scott
  • ISBN: 9789027468741
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Martin Scott

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.A pen name of Martin Millar.



Comments Traxas

  • Joe Kraus

    If you pick this up with low expectations, there’s an awful lot to love about it. Thraxas is an overweight, under-magicked, street-fighter for hire who finds himself caught between several different clients in a world something like your typical Dungeons and Dragons game once it’s just beginning to go to seed.The premise is easy to describe – Mickey Spillane meets Fritz Leiber – but Martin Scott (a pseudonym, I understand) gets it. He understands when to milk the concept with detail abou [...]


  • Ajyram

    I love speculative fiction + humor, and there are so few of them.In fact it won the World Fantasy Award for 2000. I boldly rate at at an equal footing with Robert Asprin and better (since it does not deteriorate) than Piers Anthony.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


  • Nathan

    First posted at Fantasy Review BarnIf I were a more humorous writer I would make an incredibly witty joke about how excited I was to read a new Discworld book when I picked up 'Thraxas.' Unfortunately I don’t have anything witty lined up, so I will just move on with the review.Martin Scott is the pen name for Martin Millar, whose works I have enjoyed for quite a while. This book is not unknown; it won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2000. But at least for me, it proved to be hard to [...]


  • N.W. Moors

    I'm a fan of Martin Millar's books so when I found out he also wrote under the pseudonym of Martin Scott, I was excited and grabbed this book right away.Thraxas is an over-weight investigator who owes a lot of coin because of betting on chariot races. All of a sudden, he picks up several jobs and finds himself in the middle of a mess. Who is behind stealing the red cloth that protects from magic? Who killed the dragon? Who murdered Attilan? As you can see, Thraxas has a lot to figure out with th [...]


  • Maria Focsa

    raymond chandler meets terry pratchet in a fantasy setting. I just love finding less than heroic and beautifull characters in a book. thraxas is a fat, alcoholic middle-aged sexist pigd yethe is one of the most lovable characters I've met in years. Must read series!


  • Almaz

    Thraxas is brilliant. Easy to read and not your average fantasy book. Also very very funny!


  • Jo

    A charming fantasy book, written with great humour. now I need to by the next one


  • Nighteye

    It's okey, kind of a nice story and I liked how everone was against him but a lot of info dumps in the beginning. Don't like the main caracters drinking habits, his laziness could have been portrayted otherwise instead of this glorification of drunkness.Okey caracters, partly funny and a search for a mystery.


  • Haviland Tuf

    3.5 Stars


  • Scott

    Cute little gumshoe story, with an interesting Mystical-Roman-era setting. Reminds me of a "Xanth" novel with less puns.


  • Sebastian Hagedorn

    Ich habe sehr zwiespältige Gefühle. Zumindest die beiden Figuren Thraxas und Makri sind gut gezeichnet, der Plot ist völlig akzeptabel und die Geschichte hat Humor. Auf der anderen Seite stehen dem deutliche Mängel zumindest in dieser deutschen Übersetzung gegenüber. Das Buch wimmelt nur von Tipp- und Grammatikfehlern, was auf ein schlechtes Lektorat hinweist. Zudem hat der Übersetzer zum Teil die Namen "lustig" übersetzt. Beispiele sind das Musikerpaar "Cimdy & Bertrax". Ich bin alt [...]


  • Boneist

    I liked the premise of the book and wanted to give it 3.5 stars. I went with 3 stars in the end because of the odd style of writing - it's first person, but one-step removed from what's actually happening. Sort of like you're listening not to what he's actually doing or saying, but to his internal monologue that's describing what he's doing/thinking/seeing other people do/etc.I've bought the next 6 books in the series, so I guess I'm going to have to get used to this rather odd style of writing! [...]


  • Erika

    I enjoyed this book but didn't particularly feel compelled to read it. Part of the problem is that it can be very hard to set up a whole new world without exposition and information overload at times. That said the characters are likable, believable and interesting and I did want to find out more about them. I've already read the second story and plan to read the restA fun read if not overly compelling with a world worth exploring.


  • Joy

    If you're a RPG player this is an excellent source for character names. Adventures of a drunken Private Eye, magic-user/fighter and his companion, a sexy human/orc/elf, fighter/barmaid. Some what like Disc World but much more corny and not with the depth of the socially sarcastic Terry Pratchett. Basic silly fun.


  • Denisa

    Another rating: 7/10


  • Mago (Mark)

    Great one day read. Not exactly lol, but I had a smile on my face throughout and a big grin at the end.


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