Fantasy Series (#1) | Humor
3/5 Murderful Adventures
I recieved this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Release date: July 17, 2018
What is it about?
As Delilah describes in the acknowledgements, it “was time to make fun of white male power fantasies”, and it says right there on the cover “Once A pun A time” so you know immediately that this book is going to be wacky.
Worstley is a “poo-boy”…he cleans up the poo from the farm animals. Along comes a grungy pixie and anoints him as the Chosen One and it all goes downhill from there. The book bounces around from one crazy adventure to another and follows a group of really dumb “people” who seem to mostly survive despite their shortcomings.
Was it good?
The ratio of laughing out loud to eye-rolls was at about 1:1. The story is very amusing, but for the longest time I didn’t know what the point of it all was. Still every time I got a wee bit exasperated with the loony characters, they would do something so stupid that even I had to laugh.
If you go into it with a light heart and a silly attitude, you will definitely enjoy this book. It has everything a fantasy lover could ask for: talking animals, trolls, giants, danger, adventure, sword fights, elves, pixies, a hint of romance, zom-bees, and the Dread Necromancer Steve.
I would return to Pell to see what shenanginans they get into next time.
Keep your dictionary handy…
Allthough some of these characters admit to having been dropped on their head as children, they still spout some fancy vocabulary in this book. Who here knows what a cloaca is? crepuscular? That was one of the things that bothered me… the speech patterns for the characters didn’t always mesh with their general way of getting through life.