Thraxas and the Ice Dragon (Thraxas #9) ★★★☆½

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Title: Thraxas and the Ice Dragon
Series: Thraxas #9
Author: Martin Scott
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 198
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

Thraxis, Makri and Lisutarus all survive and end up in the small kingdom of Samsarina, which is quite strict about such things as public drunkeness, thazis use and dwa. Not the best place for our three Heroes to end up!

But Samsarina is a staging ground for the surrounding kingdoms to gather, create a warhost and march on Thraxas’ beloved city of Turai and free it from the orcish horde that has conquered it.Of course, by the time they all actually agree, there might not be much of Turai left.

Lisutaris, as head of the Magic Guild, must contend with other jealous sorcerers who want her removed and themselves installed as head of the Guild and then most likely as head of the Warhost.

Makri enters a fighting contest because they are broke and Thraxas has a sure fire gambling plan, ie, Makri will win every fight and make them rich.

Thraxas runs across an old flame, now a duchess and her daughter is convinced someone is out to kill her. Thraxas is hired as Number One Investigator to find out what’s going on.

It all ends with Makri winning the fight because she was kind to a baby dragon. Mama dragon eats Lisutaris’s Number One Foe and Thraxas solves the crime AND wins over 10,000 gurans. Everybody, except the dead sorcerer, is happy!

 

My Thoughts:

Man, I’d forgotten just how much light hearted fun these Thraxas books are. Filled with witty banter, huge amounts of alcohol, drugs and a Fat Private Investigator, you simply can’t go wrong. Throw in the whole realm of fantasy and you’ve got a sure fire winner.

Everything that I have written about previous Thraxas books still applies to this one as well. Shallow, whiny, tiresome one liners, this has them all in spades.

BUT THAT IS WHAT A THRAXAS BOOK IS ABOUT!!!!

So I just sat back, let the shenanigans roll along and had a jolly old time. I would say that Thraxas is like a circus peanut. A small amount goes a long way and you definitely don’t want to overdose. But my goodness, when you haven’t had circus peanuts for over a year, and you open that bag and pop that first delectable sugar delight into your mouth and feel it melting on your tongue, it is good!

★★★☆½

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18 thoughts on “Thraxas and the Ice Dragon (Thraxas #9) ★★★☆½

  1. xeleison says:

    I’ve just downloaded the first Thraxas book to read 🙂

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  2. pcbushi says:

    Interesting cover.

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  3. ‘witty banter, huge amounts of alcohol, drugs and a Fat Private Investigator’ –> How come I haven’t heard of that before? 😀 Thanks for highlighting, I got a sample for book 1 just now.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I guess there was some sort of dispute over rights after book 8 and it was never a huge success. Just light fun.

      If you like what you read of Book 1, you’ll like the rest. They are all exactly the same style.

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  4. savageddt says:

    Never heard of these…😔 sounds good tho glad you like them

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  5. Moral of the story: always be nice to baby dragons!

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  6. hehehe I HAVE NO IDEA what a circus peanut is, but I now want to get some and sit down and have a jolly old time with this book!!

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  7. That cover must have been meant to test the ability of readers to not judge a book by its cover… Love the analogy though. 😀

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