Smashed up in a car accident, told that his missing girlfriend is a figment of an addled brain. Fate must be having a damned good laugh. She’s still laughing a year later when his girlfriend turns up looking ravishing and wanting to carry on where they almost fatally left off.
But he hasn’t bargained for the baggage that comes with Silvy. Like the fact she isn’t really an English language student, a girl, or even human. Matt’s world is suddenly full of raving fanatics bent on human sacrifice, dimensionally challenged baked bean tins, a vulture with a penchant for profanity, and a security agent for the Department of Fae immigration called Kylah with the most amazing gold-flecked eyes.
He’s faced with a simple choice. Accept that everything he sees is a figment of his traumatised imagination or accept that it is all terrifyingly real. In which case he’s got a hell of a lot of catching up to do. Plus a whole hive of demonic zealots to fight. Will he bury his head in the sand or take up the challenge? After all, there’s nothing much at stake... except, of course, the future of the universe as we know it... in for The 400lb Gorilla: The first full-length novel in the Hipposync Archives.
Once a successful doctor of medicine, DC Farmer now works two days a week for the NHS and, thanks to the wonders of Krudian physics, the other nine days a week for Hipposync Enterprises, as a scribe.
Hipposync was established in the early fourteenth century as a purveyor and publisher of rare books, the sort of stuff you are not able to get elsewhere and which contains information as varied as how to guard your castle against the Hordes of Maltasub using Harpie blood and tar, and how to change a beetle into a useful toothpick.
Of course, you will have gathered from all of this that Hipposync is, in fact, just a cover. What lurks beneath that thin veneer of respectability (yeah, right) is much, much more ... (more)