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The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint: The Royal Wizard of Yurt | [C. Dale Brittain]

The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint: The Royal Wizard of Yurt

Caught between renegade magic and cranky religion, what's a poor wizard supposed to do? When the King of Yurt goes on vacation, leaving his Royal Wizard Daimbert in charge, he is faced with the escalating crises of the cranky saint of the shrine of the Holy Toe, an all-too-beguiling wood nymph, bizarre horned rabbits, a scandalous duchess, the royal nephew's mid-life crisis, and a monstrous creature made with spells they never taught at the wizards' school.
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Caught between renegade magic and cranky religion, what's a poor wizard supposed to do? When the King of Yurt goes on vacation, leaving his Royal Wizard Daimbert in charge, he is faced with the escalating crises of the cranky saint of the shrine of the Holy Toe, an all-too-beguiling wood nymph, bizarre horned rabbits, a scandalous duchess, the royal nephew's mid-life crisis, and a monstrous creature made with spells they never taught at the wizards' school. Daimbert had hoped - he thought - for a little more excitement and adventure, but at this rate the king won't have a kingdom to come home to.

©1993 C. Dale Brittain (P)2013 C. Dale Brittain

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    Jan Lewiston, ME, United States 12-21-13
    Jan Lewiston, ME, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another fantastical tale of Royal Wizard Daimbert"
    Would you listen to The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint again? Why?

    Absolutely!! This story and the world of Yurt is extremely imaginative and original. Eric Vincent's voice SELLS this story with his performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Daimbert and his personality. He is still a slightly incompetent wizard who tries his best, and is a flawed character. He really doesn't try to be more than he is, and admits to himself when he is over his head. His moral dilemmas are what makes him so endearing.


    Which character – as performed by Eric Vincent – was your favorite?

    This is a tough decision. Either Daimbert's 1st person narrative voice, or Daimbert's predecessor the 'old wizard'. Eric Vincent's portrayal if a grizzled old wizard is flawless and laugh out loud hilarious!If you could sum up A Bad Spell in Yurt in three words, what would they be?Imaginative, witty, fantasical.I have listened to hundreds upon hundreds of audio books. Eric Vincent is EASILY in the top 3 narrators I have EVER heard. His voice of Daimbert(and the other characters) is absolutely FLAWLESS. I found myself just snuggled up on my couch and following along with the audiobook to my paperback copy of the book. It is about time this ingenious series has been put to audio, and the narrator could not possibly be better!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We could only be so lucky if Hollywood actually made the Yurt books into big budget movies.


    Any additional comments?

    The World of Yurt books by C. Dale Brittain, are by far one of the best series of fantasy I have ever read. I have read thousands of fantasy books. I would never get tired of the world of Yurt, and the character of Daimbert. I wish there were 50 of these books to the series. Sadly there are only 6...hopefully the series will always continue. This is light hearted fanatasy--it is very whimsical, witty, and colorful. With each page, you can FEEL the world that Brittain has created. You simply don't read these books--you SEE them. Each novel is FUN, and you are saddened when the story ends because you persistently want MORE.If you ever get tired of reading the darker gritty stuff(which I do), 'The World of Yurt' books are the PERFECT escapism. You will not regret it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    boulderjoe 12-07-14
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    "Great second book in the series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'm stingy with my Audible credits. I usually look for books that are 20 hours or more. But after reading another story that was all gloom and doom I tried the Royal Wizard of Yurt books. They are fantastic.


    What does Eric Vincent bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eric Vincent really brings these characters to life.


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