Stuff Of Legends by Ian Gibson is one of those fantasy books that makes fun of it’s own genre. Jordan the Red, the former big hero (think Conan) has retired and wants nothing to do with Eliot, his guardian or anyone else. However, Eliot is determined that he wants an adventure with the legend and drags Jordan along for the ride.
The book is very humorous and reminds me of Pratchett’s Discworld and Jim Hine’s Goblin Trilogy. The only weakness of the book is that occasionally the author goes overboard on telling you what happens before it happens. Otherwise, a very enjoyable debut work.
I give it 4 stars as it will be placed on my keeper shelf.
A true legend rescues maidens...pillages temples...and slaughters evil hordes...
But what does he do when all the fun is over?
When an annoyingly eager young man by the name of Eliott, his elfish guardian, and a bard-for-hire magically drop into the life of former hero Jordan the Red, the aged warrior wants nothing to do with them he's had enough of battling the world. But Eliott wants an adventure with the legendary, sword-swinging soldier of fortune-and this hero is about to be forced out of retirement.