ISBN 1-890096-11-3, $14.00 US
Murphy and the Gang Are Back!
Theres no better place to spend the day than in Bulfinches Pub, the bar at the end of the rainbow. That is unless its April 1st, when the worlds 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 Hexs future self, possesses his body in the present, but its 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. Bulfinches Pub is destroyed.
This future must never come to pass. Hex has come back with a planhave 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 its part of some elaborate trickster prank. That leaves a handful of tricksters against the US Air Force, Mabs Faerie Army and the mystic might of rival Faerie king Oberon.
Happy Fools Day.
The patrons of Bulfinches Pub speak out on FOOLS DAY:
The Greatest Book Of This Or Any Other Millennium. -MURPHYS MOM
I Laughed, I Cried, I Felt Human Again. Not that thats 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 dont 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 Murphys Lore Series:
SLICK... ENTERTAINING. -Paul Di Filippo, ASIMOVS
HUMOR, OUTRAGEOUS ADVENTURES, & SOME CLEVER PLOT TWISTS. -Don DAmmassa, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE
JOIN HEX, PADDY & THE GANG IN THEIR RACE TO UNDO THE FUTURE IN PATRICK THOMASS FOOLS DAY, PART OF HIS COMIC MURPHYS LORE SERIES. -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Patrick Thomas takes us into a world where magic is the norm, where gods roam the Earth and faeries arent 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 wont 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 Bulfinches Pub... the clientele will never cease to amaze you. -Michael Laimo, PIRATE WRITINGS
Here magic is the norm... Murphys Lore offers the reader a look at the world beyond." -Alan Zimmerman, THE NEW YORK PRESS
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