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Hero Wanted (Mobi)

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A simple woodcutter learns there is an outrageous price on his head.
Now every bounty hunter in the Eleven Kingdoms is after him.
The Dark Magic Society want him dead.
The Gods want him to save the world.
Jason Cosmo just wants to get through this alive.

Jason Cosmo is perfectly happy living in the humble village of Lower Hicksnittle--until a foppish stranger tries to kill him, claiming there is a huge price on Jason's head. Jason has become the most feared man in the Eleven Kingdoms--which is news to him!

On the run from mercenaries, Demon Lords, and the sinister Dark Magic Society, Jason teams up with cynical wizard Mercury Boltblaster and winsome celebutante twins Sapphrina and Rubis to learn the truth.

Driven inexorably onward by the Laws of Narrative, Jason's quest takes him from the bright realm of The Gods to the deadly depths of the Incredibly Dark Forest--and into a final confrontation with the forces of evil!

Followed by an even more final confrontation.

And then an obligatory wrapping-up-loose-ends scene.

If he lives that long...

HERO WANTED launches Dan McGirt's comical Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series, which has been compared to the work of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. (Not always favorably, mind you. But occasionally mentioned in the same sentence. Or a nearby paragraph.)

HERO WANTED is approximately 81,000 words long. An earlier version was published in 1989 as Jason Cosmo.

Praise for HERO WANTED:

"Energetic fantasy adventure ... McGirt seems prepared to stoop to the lowest literary levels to set up a joke...gleefully employs coincidence, improbability, and a downright flouting of the laws of narrative."
-- Publishers Weekly*

"Read this book! ... If the point of a book is to entertain, then McGirt's rollicking fantasy is flawless. It is a witty, humorous, reluctant-hero-saves-world-gets-girl romp with a dash of jaded crabby wizard thrown in..."
--P.A. Seasholtz, author of the Fayersae Histories

"If you enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you will love this comical fantasy story of Jason Cosmo...A very entertaining tale with all the classic fantasy elements."
--Jasmyn's Stuff

"It's a very funny fantasy."
-- Beat Scene*

*Review of earlier edition, Jason Cosmo (1989).

About the Author:

Dan McGirt is the author of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series and other tales, including the Jack Scarlet action-adventure series, and Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter.

Cover art by Richard Hescox. Copyright 2009 Richard Hescox.

Cover design by Kris Tobiassen.



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