Publisher: Shadowfire Press
Date published: September 2009
ISBN: none given
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained via publisher
CLICK TO PURCHASE!Sir Percilot is in dire need. His castle needs repairs that are going to cost a lot of money. The kind of money he does not have. With a leaky foundation and a Troll who is happy to fix it for him, at the right price of course, Percilot is wondering how on earth he is going to finance it. The Troll comes up with an idea. Get a mortgage! And he happens to know just the right place. So, the Knight sets off with his entourage to Dreary Mountain in the Doom Range to meet with a dragon. The dragon, Refinance is very happy to accommodate the Knight. That is after Percilot has recovered from the dragon’s toothy grin. But, we all know what can happen when you take out a mortgage and you haven’t been on any quests to bring back expensive artifacts, nor have you recently killed any dragons for their hoard of treasure and you don’t have the withal to pay back your mortgage, or it’s interest. It’s a pity that lawyers are such mythical creatures.
Absolutely brilliant. GJ Woodrum has done it again and has written a short, fantasy story that will keep you smiling throughout. She has cleverly written a story that has your traditional fantasy elements, such as a Knight, a Troll, and a Dragon, but has woven some very modern elements into it as well. This results in a comical story that will guarantee a big smile, if not outright laughing. The dialogue is fresh and witty and the characters charming. The writing is tight and not a word is wasted. This is a wonderful example of a complete, short story with everything necessary in it. This story reminds me very much of the work of Terry Pratchett, who is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time. GJ Woodrum has written a number of these short fantasy stories and I hope you will run over to Shadowfire Press and pick them up. I also hope this talented author continues to write more and eventually gets an anthology printed. I for one would love to have that book on my keeper shelf.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW