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Wallie Smith can feel the pain. He goes to the hospital and remembers the doctors and the commotion, but when he wakes up it all seems like a dream. However, if that was a dream, how do you explain waking up in another body and in another world? Little Wallie finds himself in the physique of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by both an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess and a voluptuous slave girl. Is this a rude awakening or a dream come true? What in the world will Wallie do now that he has found himself stranded in a strange realm? Well, it just so happens that the Goddess is in need of a swordsman. It will not be easy, but if he succeeds he will have everything he wants. If he does not, things could get ugly. Wallie is reluctant but sees his chance. If only he had the faintest clue as to the adventure he is about to unleash! If only he could imagine the forces that will be out to vanquish him! 

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The Reluctant Swordsman
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4.7 / 5
Do you want to be a Swordsman?
April 28th, 2015
I read this book years ago and reread it many times. I loaned the dog-eared book to a friend and lost track of it. Finding it on Kobo was just great. Endearing, well sketched characters drive the plot with wit and believability. I love Dave Duncan's other world view of meddling, omnipotent gods dancing the strings of their human puppets. The education of Wallie Smith in the world of the Goddess is highly entertaining and fun!
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Great read
October 1st, 2014
Not many books have grabbed my attention so completely.
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