Fish Wielder is a parody on all things fantasy. I mean all things. If there is a fantasy trope, it is thrown in there. If there is a literary turn of phrase, it is in there. The author even pokes fun of the book itself quite frequently. Prominent lampoonings involve Conan the Barbarian, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, and any book with elves in it.
I felt I had to read this book since the author has three Rs in his name–J.R.R.R. Hardison. I’ve read books by most of the other authors with multiple Rs in their names…Tolkien and Martin, as well as a host with only one R. The parody started there and didn’t stop.