Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone (Paperback)

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So just imagine that Sherlock Holmes is NOT a deductive genius, eats only toast and soup, and...is a sorcerer given to fits of prophetic rambling. Inspector Lestrate likes to lap up the blood at crime scenes...and Dr. John Watson is...a doctor in need of lodging, so for the the price of one sovereign (ever...just one) he moves in with Warlock Holmes. I found myself laughing out loud time and again, yet in the back of my mind, that tiny voice noted that the details of Doyle's originals shone through Denning's masterful re-imagining of the world's greatest detective.

Scott

Description


Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius. Warlock Holmes is an idiot. A font of arcane power, certainly. But he’s brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn’t deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart companion. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety… and save him from a gruesome death every now and again.

About the Author


G.S. Denning was born in Seattle, Washington. He has published articles for games company Wizards of the Coast, worked as an editor, written a video-game script for Nintendo, and written and performed shows at the Epcot Center, Walt Disney World. With a background in improv, Gabe has performed with Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady, and he currently has a play running in Seattle. He now lives in Las Vegas with his wife and two children.

Praise For…


“A funny paranormal adaptation of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries. And when I say funny, I mean I actually laughed out loud on several occasions.” - Newbery and Beyond

"While cast and settings are faithful to the original stories, Denning upends the narrative with a host of paranormal turns that range from the irreverent to the gruesome. Mashup fans will be eagerly awaiting more of this obvious match for fans of Seth Grahame-Smith." - Booklist

“Damn you, G.S. Denning! Damn you, sir, for tainting the Great Detective with your parodic fripperies and your supernatural folderols!  There is a special place in Holmesian hell reserved for impudent whelps such as yourself - and I shall languish there alongside you for the sin of having read your book and laughed like a loon throughout.” - James Lovegrove, New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin


“What if Sherlock Holmes wasn't a brilliant detective, but an awkward magician with prophetic fits? What if Scotland Yard was staffed by vampires and ogres? And above all, what if it was funny? Warlock Holmes should have you from the title alone, but if it doesn't, know that it's full of charm, humor and demons. Lots of demons.” - Robert Brockway, author of The Unnoticeables


"Irreverent, hilarious and a ripping good yarn to boot. A must for all those who like their Holmes on the wilder side." - George Mann, author of Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box


"With more twists than a Victorian corset, this is Sherlock for the mash-up generation. Tongue-in-cheek, knowing tales, with dollops of Penny Dreadful and a side salad of Atlantis.” - William Sutton, author of Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square

“Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone is charming and excellent entertainment! It's a deliciously entertaining reading experience.” - Rising Shadow

“A good classic read filled with quirky characters, a supernatural touch, and a dash of mysterious murders and peculiar instances.” - Gamers Sphere 

“Adapts classic Sherlock Holmes tales in a way that stays true to the source, but also enjoys itself the whole time” - Hey Poor Player

“The illustrations by Sean Patella-Buckley throughout the novel were epic...If you are looking for a hilarious collection of magical and adventurous mysteries, then this is the novel for you.” - Geek Hard 

“In the age of mash-ups, I found this book to be so much fun and reminded me just why I love reading so much.” - From Girlie to Nerdy

 “Quirky, funny, and clever” - Vivacious Hobo

All in all, I had a wonderful time with this book, and boy am I glad to have the sequel Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles already on hand because I’m really looking forward to continuing this series. 4.5/5 - Biblio Sanctum 

 “The hijinks feel refreshed and the references renew my interest in reading the originals, which is some of the highest praise I can give to any homage”  The Frumious Consortium
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783299713
ISBN-10: 1783299711
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English
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