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The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely by Mr. Andrew D. Fanton

Not for the faint of heart, or weak of bladder. 

BEHOLD! The most THRILLING tales ever committed to the inter-net!

OBSERVE! As Victorian adventurer and gentle-man of action, Lord Likely, solves BAFFLING mysteries and battles TERRIFYING foes!

GASP! As Lord Likely and his hapless man-servant, Botter, encounter killer prostitutes, undead gentlemen, female pirates and HORRIFYING beasts!

THRILL! As Likely beds a succession of gorgeous females, while keeping his top-hat on!

WINCE! As his lordship gets completely and utterly drunk and falls into a hedge!

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Good clean bawdy fun.

By Chris Poirier, editor

Sep 19, 2008: I have good news for Hugh Laurie: on work experience alone, he’ll be first pick to play Lord Likely in the BBC production.

Imagine, if you will, what would happen if you crossed the Crown Prince from Blackadder the Third with Wooster of Jeeves and Wooster and then with House himself. Stick him in 1856, give him a nice top hat and bottomless glass of scotch, no occupation to speak of, and a better built (but equally stupid) Baldric to wait on him.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Lord Likely: aristocrat; drunken lecher; hurler of stone phalluses.

Based on first adventure—The Mystery of the Mysterious MissiveThe Adventures of Lord Likely are lots of mindless, mayhemic, and politically incorrect fun. Written in crisp, stereotypical upper-crust English, they do a good job of capturing the totally self-absorbed and self-impressed Lord Likely, as he drinks, insults, and blunders his way into large fists and small criminals all around the country. His trusty man-in-waiting, Botter, is along for the ride, much to his own great peril.

In this first adventure, Lord Likely must investigate a death threat against him. Normally, he would pay little attention to such things—commonplace as they are—but this particular death threat was delivered by post with a return address, and the writer had the audacity to refer to the Lord as "Sir".

Ladies and gentlemen, Lord Likely is no mere Knight.

What ensues can only be described as remarkable and unexpected, and involves the aforementioned hurling of a stone phallus. That of Adonis, no less.

The Adventures of Lord Likely is quality, bawdy British humour, no doubts about it. It’s a light, fun read, and—provided you aren’t easily offended by lechery and violence—I recommend it.

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Astonishing is right!

By Tim Holtorf, author of Rocket Fox

Mar 11, 2010: As the first installment states, Lord Likely is rather f****** amazing. The stories are bold and joyful to read, as you are taken through the adventures of this Lordly individual and his hapless companion, Botter.

The entertainment and downright hilariousness doesn’t end there with just mere stories of Lord Likely’s adventures. Even the site itself is something has to show, right down to many of the "adverts" that decorate the layout of this journal for Likely. Right down to a purely [more . . .]

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Three things you need to know

By MeiLin Miranda, author of The Machine God

Feb 23, 2010: Andy Fanton is barking mad. That’s the first thing you need to know about "The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely."

The second thing you need to know is that he has a mastery of the pseudo-Victorian that, as a pseudo-Victorian myself, I envy intensely. (I’m not kidding, Andy has the tone and style DOWN.)

And the third, and most important, thing you need to know is that Andy is hysterically funny. The [more . . .]

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Something to Tickle Your Fancy

By Miladysa, author of Refuge of Delayed Souls

Feb 28, 2011: Lord Likely never fails to raise a smile or anything else come to that. Correction. In the past, he has risen to any occasion with gusto. However, recent strenuous tussles with a strumpet by the name of Sandy Straddleton have left His Lordship, as well as any future heirs, in a rather delicate state. The same can never be said of his Amazing Adventures.

Always straight to the point and full of spun . . . er, spirit, (whisky usually) Lord Likely and his manservant [more . . .]

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