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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-05-01 13:47
Subject: #17 Tom Holt: Earth, Air, Fire and Custard
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Tom Holt: Earth, Air, Fire and Custard

Hardcover: 410 pages
Publisher: Orbit Book Co. (March 30, 2005)
ISBN: 1841492817
Category(ies): Fantasy/Humour

And this is the third of the trilogy, with a really, really stupid title. The main story thunders along, getting slowly more and more complicated as it turns out that both Paul and the love of his life (with whom he shares a cordial mutual loathing) were bred for their roles.

In the end, this being the end of the trilogy, it all comes right, if you can count a double-strength love potion as being the path of true love. In the process, the story has got hideously confused, and almost no-one turns out to be on the side one thought.

A definite end to the series.
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Sheep with a guitar
User: sbp
Date: 2006-05-02 18:42 (UTC)
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You thought an end to the series, but check out You Don't Have To Be Evil To Work Here But It Helps, his latest hardback that just happens to feature a certain law firm.... No idea if it's any good.

I kinda liked this trilogy except that Paul kept getting on my nerves in the earlier books. But I guess that's part of the point. SPOILER Also the way that he couldn't resist making it all come down to a couple of barbarians hacking away at each other - he seems to be big on the Norse legend end of the fantasy spectrum, even if it is supposed to be humourous SPOILER
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-05-02 19:23 (UTC)
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Hmm. Well, the law firm went away, but didn't cease to exist.

A different main character, in the same setting, would be kind of interesting. Bringing Paul and Sophie back probably would be a mistake.
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