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Fisher of Devils

Redwood, Steve

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ISBN 10: 1894815416 / ISBN 13: 9781894815413
Published by Prime, 2003
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Title: Fisher of Devils

Publisher: Prime

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: TPB

Book Condition:VG+

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A humorous fantasy novel with elements of the detective genre, Fisher of Devils accepts common Christian beliefs and then does unspeakable things with them! Opening in Eden with God demonstrating the use of Adam's unwelcome "quaint appendage", and ending in Heaven with the weirdest party of all time, in between it takes us on a riotous tour of the Afterworld. The rascally St Peter and his psychotic bodyguard St George take on Satan and a bunch of seriously pissed-off Fallen Angels. Devil and Saint have their hidden agendas, but are gradually forced into a dubious partnership. When not trying to destroy or save each other, they have to confront, inter alia: the impeccably mannered Beast of the Apocalypse; bones with a grudge; treachery by Satan's own ministers; rebellion by the original cannibalistic inhabitants of Hell; lovelorn souls in vats in Limbo; a rigged Second Judgement; conscience-stricken serpents; the gurgling (and deadly) Immaculate Infant; the Virgin Mary with her hideous secret. And at the back of both their minds is the memory of a certain woman . . .

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A humorous fantasy novel with elements of the detective genre, FISHER OF DEVILS accepts common Christian beliefs and then does unspeakable things with them, while taking us on a riotous tour of the Afterlife – and the most impossible love story of all time...

By turns witty, farcical, lyrical, horrific, and sad, the novel in its essence is a paean to love and loyalty, with a hint of tears always behind the laughter.

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The novel has an introductory essay on the history and role of comic fantasy by Rhys Hughes.

"If, through some convenient twist in the space time continuum, Terry Pratchett and the Farrelly Brothers had taken Milton out one night and got him completely wrecked on Tequila slammers and cheap amphetamine, the four of them might have come up with something like this."
(Richard Morgan, author of ALTERED CARBON and BROKEN ANGELS)

"This story makes the dangerous crossing from symbols of ink to the reader's heart in a way indicative of a classic. Unlike so many English fantasies, it is not ashamed to be funny and wild and rumbustious and devilish and romantic..."
(Rhys Hughes, author of TALES FROM A LOST ANTHOLOGY, NOWHERE NEAR MILKWOOD, and other collections)

"An extremely funny and original fantasy novel. Steve Redwood has taken the stereotypical myths of Christianity, thrown in a detective yarn, a 'buddy' movie, and a love story (many love stories), and produced, with a perfectly straight face, an outrageous hybrid that both caresses and subverts everything it touches.’
(Ronald Turnbull, Editor of ‘The Edinburgh Review’)

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