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Not For Hire.

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Genres: Fantasy
Sub-genres: General Fantasy

This short story was posted under the old eFiction and never transferred over. There it was titled 'Merchant's Gold', but I never really liked the title. So with a few tweaks, I am reposting it now. It was/is the very basic idea for a much long story I hope to one day post.

A wealthy merchant wants Kenard dead. When he fails to hire the wizard Marcus, Kenard finds he is still not in the clear.

Copyright © 2011 Andrew Q Gordon; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations

  • Action Packed 0
  • Addictive/Pacing 0
  • Characters 0
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 0
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 0
  • Unique 0
  • World Building 0

  • Like 5
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Table of Contents
  • 1. Chapter 1
    • 3,663 Words

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This was a fantastic short story and a powerful scene of magic in action. Not many people can write a fantasy combat scene, with both martial and magical aspects, and this story does excellent in both. It was minimalist in details of the world at large, which is typically a drawback on fantasy stores, but not where the focus of the story was. The lack of an Infodump, is a serious burden on the reader, as they have no clue what the world is about.


Barring the lack of description, and details in the form of an Infodump, I still rated the story five-stars for the action-packed scene alone.

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