HUNT FOR THE TROLL
It all starts when a twenty-something software programming genius is visited while he sleeps by a mysterious figure referred to as the Troll. “We’re going to change the world,” the Troll tells the narrator. Soon we’re introduced to an assortment of off-beat characters: a red-haired, one-eared, female temptress; a pot-smoking tech reporter; a computer-generated Halfling; and a few venture capitalists who are all interested in finding the Troll. Mostly taking place in San Francisco, Hunt for the Troll is a quirky hybrid of mystery, pulp, and modern fairy tale.
It’s a masterful novel, an excellent foray into urban fantasy, and a damn good read. ―Red Boots & Odd Socks
What I expected to be a tech centered mystery turned out to be a combination of mystery with added ingredients of pulp, modern fairytale, and urban fantasy with a steam punk edge. This novel certainly took me out my comfort zone and I’m more than grateful for the journey. ―Escaping to a Book
Mark Richardson has achieved the stuff of dreams for debut novelists. Hunt for the Troll is an artfully told, utterly original and wonderfully quirky genre-bender that is unpredictable in all the right ways. My prediction? Readers will say, “Where did this guy come from?” ―Greg Bardsley, author of the novel ‘Cash Out’