Web of Defeat

Series The Quest for the White Duck
Illustrator
Daniel Horne
Author Lionel Fenn (Charles L. Grant)
Year 1987
Publisher Tor
ISBN 0-812-53787-4

WHEN GIDEON SUNDAY IS HANDED A BALL, HE TAKES IT AND RUNS…

Unfortunately, the game this unemployed football player has found himself in will probably get him killed.

The minute he stepped through his pantry door into the magical land of Chey, Gideon Sunday knew that the last thing he ever wanted to be was a hero. He has been trying to go home ever since. But the events that landed him in this most bewildering land now conspire to strand him forever, and Gideon is desperate. He has one way out, but it is a dangerous one. To find the Bridge that can bring him safely home, Gideon will have to brave monsters and wizards, combat demons and dragons, not to mention placate an amorous giantess that would just love him (probably to death) and confront two of the meanest witches this side of a nightmare. All Gideon has on his side is one oversize ram-horse called Red. Continue reading

Villains by Necessity

Illustrator Darrell K. Sweet
Author Eve Forward
Year 1996 (first published 1995)
Publisher Tor
ISBN 0-812-52228-1

Can Good triumph over Evil once too often?

The ultimate triumph of Good and Light has transformed the world into a place of sweetness and peace. This is bad news for the “bad guys,” who include a depressed thief who dresses in black, his short, feisty sidekick, a black knight, a female Druid, a man-eating sorceress and an innocent centaur who is a spy for Good.

Finding utopia boring, they set out on a quest to restore balance to the world.

Villains by Necessity available on Amazon

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