By Piers Anthony
Published by Dreaming Big Publications
ABOUT THE BOOK
Orphaned and blind seven-year-old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary powers. Ben Hemoth is a down-on-his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a teenage drug gang. When a mysterious letter arrives detailing a top-secret investigative operation, Ben and Venus think they’ve found their chance for redemption. The mission? Investigate a goat.
In exchange for an extravagant paycheck, Ben and Venus must piece together the wild rumors swirling around Callie, her supernatural goat, and a possible UFO visit.
Piers Anthony’s Service Goat is an extraordinary tale, rich with adventure, extraterrestrial visitors, secrecy, dangerous governmental operations, and the classic hints of mischief that readers have come to expect and love from the New York Times bestselling author of the Xanth series.
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction
4 out of 5 stars
Service Goat is another fantastical and fun tale by Piers Anthony. The work is an enjoyable and exciting story, full of adventure and bits of mischief and fun. The book is quite strange at times, but is (perhaps because of that strangeness) a genuinely fun read and is a nice story overall. The work combines supernatural powers, government conspiracies, and extraterrestrial encounters into one entertaining product. Service Goat keeps the reader interested because of the oddity of it and I couldn’t help but find myself drawn into the action and concerned for the characters. Anthony further showcases his skill as an author through the steady and even pace of the story and the realistic character development that occurs over the course of the work. To top off all the fun action and strange plot points, the work is quite funny and just generally likeable. I will say, however, that the book seemed to contain a bit too much sex then is really necessary. Overall, Service Goat was a fun read and would encourage anyone to read more of Piers Anthony’s works.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. He is most famous for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I am not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.