FOOLS' DAY

Patrick Thomas

ISBN 1-890096-11-3, $14.00 US

 

 Murphy and the Gang Are Back!

 

   There’s no better place to spend the day than in Bulfinche’s Pub, the bar at the end of the rainbow. That is unless it’s April 1st, when the world’s Tricksters compete for the honor of the Lord High Trickster.  No prank is too big or small, and no target is safe. Rather than be trickster fodder, most of the staff and patrons have wisely fled NYC and gone into hiding until the contest is over.

    This year, a patron named Hex’s future self, possesses his body in the present, but it’s no prank. In mere hours, a Sidhe Queen will seize a Trident missile. After learning that a formerly unknown foreign power has a door into the American heartland, and a nuclear warhead, the US military will launch a preemptive first strike. Faerie is destroyed.   The surviving Gentry escape to Earth, as does mystic fallout, aka Nuclear Magic.  Because of it, magiks twist and darken. Gods are driven mad. Monsters no longer stay in the shadows.  World governments crumble. Millions die, including Paddy Moran. Bulfinche’s Pub is destroyed.

   This future must never come to pass. Hex has come back with a plan–have Paddy and the gang put  things right before they go bad. Unfortunately, not even Paddy can rally his divine and mystic friends, all of whom think it’s part of some elaborate trickster prank. That leaves a handful of tricksters against the US Air Force, Mab’s Faerie Army and the mystic might of rival Faerie king Oberon.

Happy Fools’ Day.

 

 

The patrons of Bulfinche’s Pub speak out on FOOLS’ DAY:

“The Greatest Book Of This Or Any Other Millennium.”   -MURPHY’S MOM

“I Laughed, I Cried, I Felt Human Again. Not that that’s a compliment by any stretch of the imagination.” -COYOTE, Native American Trickster god

“More Fun Than A Barrel Of Humans. Even one going over Niagara Falls.”   -SUN WUKONG, The Monkey King

“Bah. Real warriors don’t read books. Besides, everything Murphy says about me is lies.”      -MAB, Faerie Warrior Queen

“A Truly Amazing Book. This is the novel that all literature has been working toward For centuries. Kinda makes you want to cry when you think about it.”   -HEX, Cursed Magi

 

Critical Praise for the Murphy’s Lore Series:

“SLICK... ENTERTAINING.” -Paul Di Filippo,  ASIMOV’S

    “HUMOR, OUTRAGEOUS ADVENTURES,  & SOME CLEVER PLOT TWISTS.”    -Don D’Ammassa, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE 

“JOIN HEX, PADDY & THE GANG IN THEIR RACE TO UNDO THE FUTURE IN PATRICK THOMAS’S FOOLS’ DAY, PART OF HIS COMIC MURPHY’S LORE SERIES.”  -PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

  “Patrick Thomas takes us into a world where magic is the norm, where gods roam the Earth and faeries aren’t so cute... we see that gods and other supernatural beings are just like us, if not more twisted... an exciting read with great dialogue, interesting ideas and great depth, each page was packed with action, intensity, and wit.”     -Jon Minners, BANDWIDTH

“A delicious cocktail of humor, fantasy & heart with a dash of suspense that you won’t be able to put down.” Beth Hannan Rimmels, THE LONG ISLAND VOICE

“I was thoroughly enchanted... An off the scale book.”  -Leann Arndt, THE BUZZ BOOK REVIEW

“Outrageous...” THE TIMES BEACON RECORD

“Amusing Stuff. Wonderful Stuff.” -Andrew Andrews, TRUE REVIEW

“Want to leave your life behind? Then follow me to Bulfinche’s Pub... the clientele  will  never cease to amaze you.” -Michael Laimo, PIRATE WRITINGS

“Here magic is the norm... Murphy’s Lore offers the reader a look  at  the world beyond."   -Alan Zimmerman, THE NEW YORK PRESS

  

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