Deal Me In, Week 36 ~ “Geroldo’s Incredible Trick”


Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis

“Geroldo’s Incredible Trick” by Raymond E. Feist

Card picked: King of Spades

From: David Copperfield’s Tales of the Impossible

Review: Jerry, the Great Geroldo, and this step-daughter/assistant Jillian need to fire their booking agent. They find themselves playing a theater in (fictional) Nagafia. It is the stereotype of an unstable Middle Eastern country. “…the notice from the State Department only urges caution,” Jerry assures Jillian. The newly “elected” leader of the Nagafia is in the audience and he’s a hard man to amuse, but luckily, the Great Geroldo has an incredible trick that will be able to keep him and Jillian out of danger.

This story was okay, but I wish Feist would have done something a little different with that the unreasonable dictator trope.

About the Author: Raymond Feist is another big name in the realm of fantasy literature. I rather enjoyed the first trilogy in the Riftwar cycle and his stand-alone novel Faerie Tale.

3 thoughts on “Deal Me In, Week 36 ~ “Geroldo’s Incredible Trick”

  1. Pingback: Deal Me In – Week 36 Wrap Up | Bibliophilopolis

  2. Jay

    I’ve never read this author before. I do like the premise of having to do a “command performance” for a powerful leader who is hard to please or amuse, though. Too bad he didn’t take full advantage of the opportunities it presented.


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