reviews
Halfhearted Hunter (False Icons #3) by Rick Gualtieri and R.E. Carr Book Review 31, Jul

4.5/5

HALF-HEARTED HUNTER is the third installment of the False Icons series that is, itself, a spin off of the Tome of Bill franchise. It is a bit hard to get into onto its own and a lot of the in-jokes will fall flat if you're not a die-hard Rick Gualtieri fan but I find the series to be even more entertaining than the original one. The premise is, simply put, Jessie Flores is the Chosen One and thoroughly screws it up to an almost titanic level. It might be literally titanic as she ends up working for Uranus halfway through. I feel the series has benefited from the aid of R.E. Carr and this helps provide a feminine perspective that some of his other books lack.

Wannabe Wizard (False Icons #2) by Rick Gualtieri and R.E. Carr Book Review 26, Oct

4.5/5

WANNABE WIZARD is awesome. That is my opening opinion of the book. The Second String Savior series is an immensely fun series by Rick Gualtieri. It takes place as a side story to his immensely popular TOME OF BILL books that follows the adventures of Bill the vampire (no, not the True Blood one). Bill and his buddies bumble their way through all manner of disasters before almost destroying the world as well as accidentally saving it. The adventures of Jesse Flores follow her as she struggles to do her own heroics while Bill's idiocy rapidly changes the world in the background.

Second String Savior (False Icons #1) by Rick Gualtieri and R.E. Carr Book Review 29, May

4.5/5

SECOND STRING SAVIOR is a novel set in the Tome of Bill world. Rick Gualtieri and R. E. Carr have written a story that takes place roughly contemporaneous with the first three Tome of Bill novels, culminating in the latter half of the book taking place during The Mourning Wood. As you can tell by the titles of the books, they're a comedy urban fantasy series that has a heavy emphasis on crass humor as well as puns.