Thraxas is a private investigator in the city of Turai. He has some sorcerous powers but mainly he just drinks a lot of beer. Consequently he's always broke and has to live in the poor part of the city. Thraxas is overweight, bad tempered, and a keen gambler at the chariot races. He doesn't make for a pretty sight. His friend Makri is reckoned to be a good deal more attractive, but with her Orcish and Elvish blood, she does have a tendency to be violent.

The first Thraxas novel won the World Fantasy Award. There are now ten books in the Thraxas series, all of which are widely available as ebooks.

The ten Thraxas novels are -

1) Thraxas
2) Thraxas and the Warrior Monks
3) Thraxas at the Races
4) Thraxas and the Elvish Isles
5) Thraxas and the Sorcerers
6) Thraxas and the Dance of Death
7) Thraxas at War
8) Thraxas Under Siege
9) Thraxas and the Ice Dragon
10) Thraxas and the Oracle

Thraxas under siege