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The Novels of Tom Holt

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The Novels of Tom Holt game quiz
"15 spoiler-free questions about the novels of the British author of (primarily) comic fantasy."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. "Tact comes as naturally to full-bore handguns as, say, ice-skating
to African elephants, but there comes a time when an exceptional
individual is prepared to stand up and break the mould."
The preceding quote comes from which Tom Holt novel? (Hint: Hamlet, Regalian, and, of course, a talking Schofield revolver are characters in the book.)
    My Hero
    Faust Among Equals
    Open Sesame
    Olympiad


2. "Jason squared his shoulders, drew the Sword of - I couldn't give a toss what it's supposed to be called, he said to himself, I shall call it Freckles - and took one step forward."
The preceding quote comes from which Tom Holt novel?
    Song for Nero
    Ye Gods!
    Falling Sideways
    Expecting Someone Taller


3. Which mythic figure is a main character in Holt's "Paint Your Dragon"?
    Odin
    St. George
    Sigurd
    Sigfried


4. The female lead in "Flying Dutch" has a first name shared with several other female Holt characters. What is it?
    Jane
    Margaret
    Roberta
    Lauren


5. Which fantasy race has a cowboy complex in "Snow White and the Seven Samurai", considering themselves the deadliest hombres around?
    Elves
    Orcs
    Dwarves
    Demons


6. Which magical item causes Michelle in "Open Sesame" to hear what inanimate objects have to say?
    Excalibur
    Freya's necklace
    King Soloman's ring
    the Holy Grail disguised as a blender


7. Which Holt novel features a BBC producer, a sorceror-king, and a wizard who quickly decides to cast a spell on a can of beer to make it ever-full?
    My Hero
    Who's Afraid of Beowulf?
    Djinn Rummy
    Overtime


8. What's the background to "Expecting Someone Taller"?
    Wagner's "Ring" cycle
    Greek Myth
    Dr. Faustus
    Verdi's "Aida"


9. In "Djinn Rummy", what sort of bottle was Kiss trapped in?
    soda pop
    olive oil
    whiskey
    asprin


10. Holt's first published novels were sequels to E.F. Benson's ______ series.
    Riverworld
    Alexander
    Lucia
    Myth


11. Euxenus, the narrator of "Alexander at the World's End", becomes known for keeping what animal in a jar?
    a snake
    a mongoose
    a ferret
    a swallow


12. What cultural advance does the Phoenician trader keep trying to sell his Greek hosts on in "Olympiad", only to have them repeatedly refuse to believe it could be very useful?
    athletic contests
    accounting
    currency
    literacy


13. This novel has characters named Michael and Cruella, and had the working title "Here be Dragons". Which Holt novel am I describing?
    Little People
    Falling Sideways
    Nothing But Blue Skies
    Portable Door


14. Which Roman emperor is the subject of a 2003 Thomas Holt historical novel?
    Augustus
    Trajan
    Caligula
    Nero


15. What two novels are combined in "Tom Holt Omnibus 1" (2000)?
    Expecting Someone Taller and Who's afraid of Beowulf?
    My Hero and Who's Afraid of Beowulf?
    Flying Dutch and Faust among Equals
    Here Comes The Sun and Ye Gods!


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