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    • Publication date:28 Jul 2015
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The Good, the Bad and the Smug

By Tom Holt

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A witty fantasy novel of good, evil and everything inbetween, from one of Britain's best-loved comic writers - perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams

New Evil.
Same as the Old Evil, but with better PR.

Mordak isn't bad, as far as goblin kings go, but when someone, or something, starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms it puts his rule into serious jeopardy. Suddenly he's locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a calorie-controlled diet.

Helped by an elf with a background in journalism and a masters degree in being really pleased with herself, Mordak sets out to discover what on earth (if indeed, that's where he is) is going on. He knows that the truth is out there. If only he could remember where he put it.

Biographical Notes

Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.

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  • ISBN: 9780356502557
  • Publication date: 30 Jul 2015
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Orbit
Wacky humour bubbles through the polished narrative . . . Holt doesn't skimp on the flashes of brilliance — SFX
Gratifying clever and very amusing — Mail on Sunday
Witty and eccentric — Time Out
Uniquely twisted . . . cracking gag — Guardian
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