But that's still an entire eight for nothing, right? Nothing much happens in those last twenty-one chapters anyway. The big battle, the actual giant-thievery, all the good stuff, that's all there in those first three chapters. After that it's pretty much just plot and running around and a bit of character interaction that, truth be told, you can probably live without.
No, wait ... I'm joking. Really. Joking. There's lots of fun to be had in chapter four and onwards. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll wonder how Easie Damasco gets through each chapter without getting the good hard kicking he so richly deserves! I'm not actually trying to talk people into just reading the first chunk of Giant Thief and then giving up, convinced it's all downhill from there. That would be stupid. I see that now.
Truth was, I figured if I could get you to read those first three chapters, you'd be so caught up that you'd buy Giant Thief without even thinking about it. You'd be all "what's in the bag?" and "has he seriously just stolen that giant?" and "when is someone going to give this Easie Damasco guy the good hard kicking he so richly deserves?" And I'd be chuckling all the way to the bank.
So ... I'm sorry. It was cheap and manipulative, and it demeaned both of us.
D'you know what I do when I feel demeaned? I read the first three chapters of Giant Thief!
Incidentally, if that awakens your taste for reading just the first three chapters of books then ... well, that's not the effect I was going for, obviously ... but those wonderful fiends at Angry Robot have got you covered nonetheless: here's where I pilfered the Giant Thief sampler from, and you'll find similar previews of the latest from Dan Abnett, Adam Christopher, Lavie Tidhar and Ian Whates. Good company!