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Initial post: May 13, 2012 3:52:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 3:52:56 AM PDT
Gaspar The Thief

Authors and readers, please post other British humorous fantasy novels here.

This is a new humorous fantasy adventure by British author, David A. Lindsay.

Follow the adventures of Gaspar, a freelance thief who stubbornly refuses to join the Thieves' Guild. Finding himself entangled in a series of mishaps and misfortunes mostly of his own making, and facing looming retribution from every quarter, he finally departs his native city.

Aided by Hubris, a seller of spells who similarly declines to pay his dues to Wizards' Hall, and Marna, a feisty thiefess with a quick tongue and a quicker temper, Gaspar hopes to lie low for a while, but events continue to go awry, leading from one catastrophe to the next in quick succession.

Brigands, sells-swords, goblin warlords, mages and even a tricksy wight all seem to have it in for him as he travels across the world of Lindor, stumbling from one calamity to the next, and yet somehow always surviving to tell the tale.

Told with humour, this is an exciting romp based in a fantasy world where anything can, and does, happen!

Posted on May 14, 2012 9:37:37 AM PDT
Gaspar The Thief

Surely there must be other British authors out there writing humorous fantasy?

Gaspar The Thief is a fast-paced, humorous, fantasy adventure involving thieves, brigands, sell-swords, goblins and mages by British author, David A. Lindsay.

Posted on May 14, 2012 10:06:09 AM PDT
Hi David,

Yep there are.

These are mine.

Few Are Chosen,K'Barthan Trilogy: Part 1
Warning: contains car chases, futuristic technology and sarcasm
The Wrong Stuff (K'Barthan Trilogy: Part 2)
Contains more car chases, more futuristic technology, more sarcasm and... oo-er... a little bit of romance.

Here are some good ones Ive read recently.

A Sword for Hire (The Silent Blade Chronicles)
The most incompetant gang of heros the world has ever seen... which is worrying because it's relying on them.
The Amulet of Kings (The Banned Underground)
Think Spike Milligan writes fantasy.
The Great Rock N Roll Doomsday Tour
Think Holt or Rankin but set in New York.
Think Red Dwarf crossed with the films of Tarrantino.
The Dark Lord's Handbook
Haven't quite finished this but it's very funny.
Torbrek...and the Dragon Variation (The Torbrek Trilogy)
No out and out funny but compelling and very good.



Posted on May 14, 2012 10:21:26 AM PDT
As MTM has been kind enough to mention one of mine, I'll mention the other:

The Mystic Accountants (The Banned Underground)

Another day, another gig. But this time the feedback has smashed the Throne of The King Under The Mountain, and The Banned must find a replacement on pain of, well, pain. But the Junior dark Lord has other plans. Can Dai, the bass playing, Bass drinking dragon help? If not, Jailhouse Rock looms for the Banned....

Posted on May 14, 2012 12:30:55 PM PDT
That's better. Glad to hear from you both. It's good to see I'm not alone!

Gaspar The Thief

Gaspar The Thief is a fast-paced, humorous, fantasy adventure involving thieves, brigands, sell-swords, goblins and mages by British author, David A. Lindsay.

Posted on May 19, 2012 3:39:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2012 3:42:21 AM PDT
Hello there

I hope you don't mine but I've come here to make an appeal because I think you might possibly read something written here.

Please can you stop dumping promos on the Fantasy Doesn't Have to be Serious thread on Here's the link.

I'm hoping you won't take this the wrong way but barging into a conversation and dumping a promo with no reference to what is being said is annoying. Doing it without even bothering to come back - some of us might have asked you about your book the first time - is a bit steep. Nobody minds a promo but once is enough. We can all read. That thread isn't a list of books, it's a conversation. You are welcome to join in, in fact we'd rather like it if you did. Otherwise, please be advised that we have got the message. I'm sure it's a great book but your sales technique is extremely off putting.

It's not double-glazing it's a book and you are the brand. Every brand manager knows that the way to sell a brand is to make people identify with it and the way to do that is to make it likeable. Treating us as if we have short term memory loss is condescending and annoying

Thank you.


PS Many of the British humorous fantasy authors you are looking for hang out on Fantasy Doesn't Have to be Serious... extend leg, aim at foot, fire.

Posted on May 19, 2012 4:44:25 AM PDT
@ David
I quite agree with MTM on this. Being an author of "Humorous" fantasy, means we take our humour very seriously indeed. However, we love to "talk" about what we do, and how we do it, so throwing a brick through the window with a long blurb on it and hoping we will say thank you, won't really work. By all means join in on the conversation, but please stop breaking our window.
Thank you

Posted on May 19, 2012 5:46:13 AM PDT
Ian Fraser says:
An anarchist epic: From Hell

"clever and funny - and very well edited." "I enjoyed the hell out of this book!"
"A Brilliant read" "A monster of a book...Those who like Tolkien will love it..."

'In a future Land, an insane adventure is taking place. When the Queen botches a magic spell, Beezle, a cheerful demon is dispatched from Hell to collect her soul. Instead he falls in love with her daughter. Beezle relinquishes his magical powers, disguises himself as a woman, and sets out to catch the Princess. But can he survive without his magic in a country ravaged by violence and on the brink of war? And what will he do without his favorite wobbly bits?'

From Hell
Something outrageous this way comes...


Posted on May 21, 2012 8:06:29 AM PDT
Jim Webster says:
Swords for a Dead Lady
Well the writer is still British (unless they've done something sneaky to the paperwork and not told me), the book is still fantasy and according to some, still humorous
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