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Not just the usual elf and dwarf crap

How do I like Joel Rosenberg? Quite aside from his Metzada Mercenary Corps stories (see Not For Honor and Hero) and his hard work on behalf of the concealed-carry permit law here in Minnesota, he makes even the trite "D&D players get stranded in the magical world" plots work and work well.

The "Guardians of the Flame" series has been out for some years, but like Allan Cole & Chris Bunch's "Sten" series, I was a while in getting around to them. Oy, were they worth the wait! So far I've read the first three books in the series (2, 3 and 1, in that order) and a sequel to the main series, Not Quite The Three Musketeers, and all of them are well written, with a touch of mordant humor that's too often missing from this subdivision of the sword & sorcery genre.

Just in time for the resumption of bus riding.



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Apr. 24th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
Talk about adopting the language of your oppressors. The MCPPA is not a concealed-carry law, it's a change to the permit law here in Minnesota that in some ways makes it tougher to get a carry permit here (for one thing, you now have to be 21) while removing the autocratic authority of local sheriffs to deny permits for no reason, which they often did in the pre-MCPPA days.
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