©2008 Karen Miller; (P)2009 Tantor
I love to read and I read for fun. Escape and imagination are great reasons to love a book.
This old fashioned fantasy, which relies on archetypal characters rather than monsters, is a mastery of sly humor and a strong understanding of people. One could honestly say that its monsters are some of the characters whose humanity is not contestable.
The narration is superb. Mr. Hoye captures the characters and delivers the story without cracking up. I would never have managed to do so - I have laughed till I cried and the muscles in my face hurt.
A nice bit of light entertainment, a likable underdog main character, and a good narrator. The series is just getting started so it may even improve. I'll be buying the next one to find out.
I've downloaded and listened to the first two books in the series, The Accidental Sorcerer and Witches Incorporated, and these are fun, light fantasy books. Set in a vaguely British early nineteenth century kind of world, I liked the characters and the plots. Surprisingly the author seems better at creating the men rather than the women, but I recommend the stories very much. Am downloading book 3 now.
This book was not only well written and exciting it was fun. What more can you ask of any companion.
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