Here's a real-world fantasy come true, and a book you'd probably
On Christmas day in 1979, terminally-ill 22 year old Will Allen
presented family members with a manuscript titled, "Swords for
Hire," a short, funny fantasy adventure inspired by Allen's love of
William Goldman's "The Princess Bride." Over 20 years later, as
Allen's brother, Paul, was reading the story to his daughters he
decided to publish the book.
"Swords for Hire" has just been published, and it has received over
20 rave reviews, including http://www.sfsite.com/07b/sh156.htm
Astoundingly, the self-published "Swords for Hire" has just been
chosen for the "Top 10 best Sci-Fi / Fantasy picks for Fall 2003" by
the American Booksellers Association.
More info on the book (which is available from any bookstore or
online bookseller) and its author is at http://www.SwordsForHire.com