Ichabod Brooks is a character written by fantasy author and fellow blogger Charles Yallowitz. He’s a monster-hunter who’s been around the block a few times and knows the monster-hunting game inside and out. Ichabod Brooks is, I mean. I have no first-hand knowledge of Charles Yallowitz’s monster-hunting credentials.
I’ve only read the first short story featuring Ichabod, but I’ve bought the rest and am looking forward to them. For me, he brings to mind a low-tech version of MHI crossed with that older cop from every cop movie or TV show who doesn’t want to work with a partner. (See the book cover below. He doesn’t always get what he wants.)
The first Ichabod Brooks short story is a stand-alone, just 99 cents at Amazon. When I picked it up, I was afraid that the short story format wouldn’t work as well in a medieval-fantasy genre as it does in science fiction, but the story kept me interested and I enjoyed it.
An additional 11 Ichabod Brooks stories are collected in an anthology, $2.99 at Amazon. I’m going to read it as soon as I finish my magazine quest, so you can expect to see a review in the future.