Another Stupid Spell

Another Stupid Trilogy

Book 1
Bill Ricardi
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Another Stupid Spell is a first person high fantasy novel, the likes of which hasn't been seen in 60 years. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.
Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. The only spell he can safely cast is Enhance Intelligence, which boosts his IQ for a fraction of a second before the curse drains it all away again.

Normally casting such a spell would be pointless, but Sorch's tribe has found a way to benefit. Magic that is cast near a mysterious artefact called the ‘Voodoo Engine’ causes invisible hands to appear, and these hands get work done for his tribe. Sorch is a slave to the Voodoo Engine, casting a single spell over and over again to avoid being beaten by the chief’s warrior caste.

While foraging for food on one fateful night, our hero happens upon two human mages who are in big trouble. He saves their lives, and in return they give him an amulet that will make his life easier. Unbeknownst to the humans, their gift grants Sorch the power to break the cycle of intelligence drain and physical abuse. With the help of his friend and mentor, Shaman, Sorch becomes a real mage.

Sorch leaves his swamp and embarks on a series of incredibly exciting and dangerous adventures. During his travels he encounters horrible injury, magical treasures, love, snow, university admissions tests, a plot against the Kingdom, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?

Be prepared to rethink everything you know about thinking. If your own intelligence was the fuel that your magic ran on, how brightly would you dare to burn?
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About the author

 Bill Ricardi is a fantasy author from Belfast in the U.K. He has a bent for writing the unusual. 

In addition to 'Another Stupid Trilogy', which is his fantasy series centred around the magic of orcs, Bill has published 'Rhythm' and 'A Princess of Last Resort'.

Rhythm is the first book in the 'Ihy Saga', a young adult series that involves becoming the avatar of the Egyptian god of music in the modern world. 

A Princess of Last Resort is book one in 'The Blackstaff Siblings', a new Panos trilogy centered around the children of Parsnip.

Bill has a wonderful life partner, and a giant cat named Loki. Both enjoy tormenting him.

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Publisher
Bill Ricardi
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Published on
Aug 17, 2017
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Pages
202
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
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Sorch would love to save Panos today, but the boat sprung a leak and his kid just got sent to the Headmaster's office. Can he get back to you tomorrow?


Another Stupid Apocalypse is a first person high fantasy novel, the third book in Another Stupid Trilogy. The tone and vocabulary of the story shifts as our narrator, Sorch the orc, finds ways to enhance his intelligence. You get to grow as Sorch grows, learn as he learns, and share his most intimate thoughts.


Sorch is an orc mage in a world where orcs are cursed with stupidity every time they cast a spell. After destroying the possessed Voodoo Engine that threatened to enslave his tribe and start the next Great War, Sorch took some much needed time away from the peril of adventure. In the two years that followed, Sorch finished his arcane education and learned to be a real father to his recently discovered son, Benno.


But the world wasn't done with Sorch and his family just yet. Drought, flooding, and deadly creatures driven up from the depths of the earth itself threatened to destroy cities and towns all over the world. It would take the two smartest orcs on Panos, and all of their brave friends, to discover the forces that threatened to tear the planet apart.


In a race against time, Sorch is forced to lead his family into unparalleled danger. During his travels he encounters even more horrible injury, even more magical treasures, yetis, the power of fatherhood, frightening school children, an ancient threat to all of Panos, and then of course he saves the world. Or does he?

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