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A nameless witch
A. Lee Martinez
Adult Fiction MARTINE

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Martinez's disappointing third comic fantasy stars a beautiful heroine who's cursed with immortality and an appetite for human flesh that complicates her love life. Rescued and mentored by an old witch nicknamed Ghastly Edna, the witch of the title comes into her own after being locked in the basement until she is 18 (on account of being freakishly "undead"). After Edna's demise, the Nameless Witch sets off to avenge her death, with some help from her familiar, Newt, who takes the form of a wisecracking killer duck, and a benevolent troll called Gwurm. They settle in at Fort Stalwart, where they're joined by the handsome White Knight and menaced by goblings sent by the sorcerer Soulless Gustav. The White Knight wins the witch's heart, but he can't rescue this quest spoof, which lacks the marvelous effervescence that buoyed Martinez's debut, Gil's All Fright Diner. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Blessed with eternal life but cursed to consume human flesh, a beautiful young woman receives training as a witch from Ghastly Edna, who teaches her to hide her beauty beneath the disguise of a crone. When Edna is cruelly murdered, her student sets out in search of the killer and instead finds the White Knight known as Wyst of the West. The pair, an unlikely alliance, aims to find and defeat an insane sorcerer, but the challenges each poses to the other present almost insurmountable odds. Alex Award winner Martinez (Gil's All Fright Diner, recently optioned by New Line Cinema) tackles witches, romance, and cannibalism in his third comic fantasy, suitable for most libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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