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The Legend of Eli Monpress
This book took me by surprise. Not for the delightfully deep characters, nor for the entertaining humor, those both of those aspects were quite enjoyed.
No, it was the thoughtful world building, and the author's unique (to my mind) take on magic users. See, in this land of sword and sorcery, the wizards don't actually cast spells or do magic - they can talk to spirits, and compel them into doing feats for them. These spirits reside in everything, living or otherwise, and it's how the wizards use these spirits that dictate whether they act for good or ill.
This particular tome collects the first three books, with more beyond such. It follows the main character, Eli, a wizard thief who strives to be the most renowned criminal of all, joined by a skilled swordsman with a legendary sword, and a female half-demon.
I highly recommend these books to anyone whom enjoys fantasy, humorous tales, or anything that's a bit off from the typical fare.
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