Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency | Date published: 01/09/1999
A young man named Charming who's a... prince, a particularly nasty dragon, an evil sorceress, and three beautiful damsels... all in distress. Well, Illyria is an enchanted land, and it's all in a day's work for our noble hero...
Slay and Rescue was first published in 1993 by Baen.
"A humorous fantasy, and a charming one at that ... a delicious job ... all in all, good vulgar fun, and a neat job of melding and modernizing."
ASIMOV'S SF MAGAZINE
"John Moore's delightful SLAY AND RESCUE stands out from the crowd ... All the main characters work well, and my favorite is Wendell, (Prince) Charming's pre-pubescent page, who's more interested in food than in princesses. Moore has a good sense of timing and knows how far he can carry a joke before it becomes tiresome. I laughed throughout SLAY AND RESCUE, and it's not easy to make me do that these days."
"A clever, zany romp, full of creative one-liners and cheerful anachronisms, with language appropriately overblown for stereotypical effect ... hilarious sustained parody."
"A hilarious romp through several well-known stories."
"A glorious romp through fairytale times and places. And, of course, everyboyd lives happily. Fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld will enjoy this."
"A sidesplitting, rib tickling roller coaster ride of fairy tale parodies laced with hilarious bits connecting fantasy with modern day issues ... a must read for Monty Python fans."