Witness – Book One of All Prophets Are Liars
Rick, a phone rep for a credit card company, and Stephen, an ex-college sports star turned successful sales manager, have nothing in common except Sarah, but when Stephen tries to scare Rick away from her, he accidentally kills the prophesied hero of another world, and both men are thrown headlong into a land of magic and treachery.
Without explanation or preparation, the two unlikely companions are hunted by all sides of a growing conflict, the only constant of which is conspiracy. Chased by warring factions, deceived and distrusted by nearly all they meet, and dragged from one terror to another, Rick and Stephen soon learn that the age-old rules of the story books don’t seem to apply here.
Bound by little more than mutual confusion, the two men are soon at odds as they struggle to survive their inexplicable situation. In the face of the deceit and brutality surrounding them, their own natures threaten to split them apart and ruin any chance they might have to return home.
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“Heroic stories aren’t supposed to be like this. And that’s the crux, and the very wonderful thing, about this book…Humor in vast, laugh-out-loud doses…a good beginning to what I hope will become a favorite collection for many readers.”
- full review: Bookfetish.org
“One wrong move, and you’re suddenly charged with saving a world not your own…’Witness’ is exciting, original, and witty writing, sure to please fantasy fans.”
– full review: The Midwest Book Review
“… reworks the usual fantasy tropes into a sharp, funny culture clash…Blais sets his fish-out-of-water story against a rich imaginary landscape teeming with arresting creations…a promising new series.”
– full review: Kirkus Discoveries