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  • Faith of the Fallen

  • Sword of Truth, Book 6
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: John Kenneth
  • Length: 30 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,599

A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Free because of Richard's sacrifice for her, but unwilling to abandon the cause of the Midlands, Kahlan violates not only prophecy but her last pledge to Richard and raises an army against the advancing horde of the Imperial Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get Sam T.

  • By wyatt edwards on 06-29-17

Goodkind ran out of original ideas in book 2. Stole the premise of this book from Ayn Rand.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I’ve been a Goodkind fan since his beginning with book one originally read by Dick Hill as were books 2 & 4. For reasons unknown, he had these books read again by narrators who are terrible! If you can, get the first two books on any media by Brilliance Corp with Dick Hill as narrator/performer. Much better!!

I mention his theft of Ayn Rand because there was no reason for Nicci to do what she did. He devised a twisted back story which he tried to make credible enough to get Richard once again away from Kahlan. So then she discovers all she was taught was wrong. Living for the betterment of the lazy an undeserving is why we are put on this earth. Our lives have no meaning except to allow others to exist off those who can create, and work hard. These themes are all exactly what Ayn Rand write about in The Fountainhead and more so in Atlas Shrugged. Her belief that every person should live just for themselves and not live for the sake of others was her central philosophy. She grew up in Russia under Socialist rule where the state told everyone they must work for everyone else, etc. She left, came to America in the 1940s and fell in love with Capitalism. Not the perverted version we have now, but the original version in the 19th century when all the wealthiest people became the wealthiest people by thinking up new ways of doing the most essential of things from making steel to building affordable cars such as Ford did. These people were the people who were like Richard in this book and the Order is the government who took that all away claiming it was unfair that some were getting rich while others were poor. Yes, it goes much deeper in different ways in these two authors way if presenting the same idea. But Goodkind made this book about the same ideals except he covered it with layers of Richards love of Kahlan when he was just being himself. He succeeded even in the morally corrupt world of the old world under the rule of The Order by using his own mind and figuring ways around the insane rules. Does anyone think Richard in this world could have been that smart based on his previous books? No way! He DID get very lucky Justin the one scene with Nariff coming to the metalworkers place and permitting arichard to do whatever it takes to get the materials needed for the new palace being built. What an incredible stroke of LUCK. Goodkind has always been incredibly transparent. His constant rehashing Every single thing from book one over and over is the single most annoying trait he has as a writer. I’ve always wondered if he thinks by telling the same but over and over he thinks he’s helping people who might start at some book other than book one. With how he incessantly mentions ‘her confessors face as her mother taught her’, or ‘he is a war wizard first to be born with both sides of the gift in 3,000 years. Funny thing...so was JaGang, and Brother Nareve. And yet NOT ONCE did he bother to give any explanation WHY all these died off magic infused people came back in just ONE of each ‘flavor’ after such a long absence?? If anyone wants to read/listen to Atlas Shrugged, give it a try and you’ll see just what a rio off this book really is.

  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,621
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,088

The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

  • By Bo Laughlin on 05-12-10

Goodkind must be a moron to have his book RE-READ by someone other than Dick Hill.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

It is very painful to listen to these first two novels after having been re-read for reasons unknown by narrators that truly should NEVER narrate a thing other than the phone book or dictionary. Both of these first two novels were originally performed by the very talented Dick Hill, then changed back in 2008 or so. I still have the originals on cassette, but am now 100% digital and Brilliance Corp who did these books both times can not or will not offer digital versions of the original recordings by Dick Hill. I will attempt to transfer those cassettes into digital format so I will never have be put through the cringing I did so often hearing these excellent stories read badly instead of performed wonderfully!!

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49,902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,900

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

I wish the narrators did more than just read monotone. Great story/world created!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Boring readers but perhaps there wouldn’t be a better way to perform these novels. They are so complex and filled with so many unique characters encompassing an entire world brought to reality by Mr. Sanderson. Game of Thrones is full and rich with characters in a unique world. However this story may have less battle scenes but infinitely more complex reality. More fairly compared to Dune in my opinion. I’m looking forward to the next 40 hours of book two.

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,914

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Books 1-2 & 4 were all originally read by Dick Hill...Why have these books reread by others?!?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I first got ALL the original audiobooks from Brilliance Corp. and this first ok as well as books 2 & 4 were performed wonderfully by Dick Hill. Then for reasons that I’ve never been given a reason for...Dick Hill’s performances were great! Especially the character of ‘Zed’ lifelong friend to our reluctant hero Richard.

I mean no disrespect to these other readers, but none of them do this series justice or even pronounce some of the terms and names in these books. Book 3 didn’t come out in audiobook form until AFTER book 4 and for whatever reasons Dick Hill did not perform any Goodkind novel again. I think it’s utterly ludicrous to have books reread when they done perfectly the first time! I still have the original tapes which are four-sided as most audiobooks were before they became fashionable to the general public. If I still had the a quality cassette deck, I would record each of those books into .mp3 or whatever compatible audio format needed for the devices I listen to all other Audible books on. But I’ve had enough bad experiences with brand new cassette decks eating these tapes due to terrible deck quality became the typical when CDs took over. Oddly enough, the audiobook media format market is based 100% on what audio device comes with a new car. Cassettes died off because CD players took over. And now we’re here at 100% digital format. I even still have my cassette tape splicing block, blades, and everything else needed to repair a broken tape. But, when these new garbage decks eat a tape, most literally eat the tape and you can’t salvage it.

Now, if anyone reading this review knows the true reason Goodkind had his books reread by other narrators except for book 4, please let me know....thanks.

  • Extinction

  • The Divine, Book 7
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Landon Hamilton is no stranger to adversity. As the Diuscrucis, Purgatory's champion in the war between Heaven and Hell, he's had to deal with his unfair share: The vampire who betrayed him, the beast who imprisoned him, the angel who tried to kill him, and the powerful demon who almost did. As the war between good and evil continues to escalate, it is up to Landon and his remaining allies to put an end to the threat. But when your greatest adversary is also one of the people you love the most, can there be a happy ending?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!!!

  • By Junius on 02-04-17

Love the series, disappointing ending and so clichè.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

No offense to the author as I am a big fan, but I feel this ending was his worst. So predictable, such a goodie two shoes virgin gets one of his life’s loves as his wife and all the power created by Lucifer and the Angels dismissed into the ethereal realm to drift amongst the cosmos? Seriously?? Great story with a After School Soecial ending. What a bummer. I hope the n set series I try will be better and perhaps even (dare I hope?) ...grittier.

  • Bound

  • The Divine, Book 4
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

My name is Landon Hamilton. I'm in hell. I was sacrificed to save the world, and imprisoned with the very thing that sought to destroy it. I could handle that, except the love of my afterlife is stuck here with me, and the monster in this cage has all of eternity for payback. Even worse? Our only hope of escaping this torment rests with the vampire who set it loose to begin with. I hope it was worth it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A hard one to get through.

  • By Cliff on 06-26-14

Love this author, but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I loved the Hells Rejects series which was my initial encounter with the work of M. R Forbes and the amazing performance of Jeff Hays. This series started out as well as I could have hoped for. However, this novel which picks up from the final occurrence in the previous novel has been quite difficult to enjoy as much as all previous novels due to the dual intertwined yet separate main characters story lines. Add to that all the different names and ‘hosts’ held by most of the entire cast of main characters and it became quite tough to just sit back and listen to while doing other things. Typically I listen to audiobooks while I’m doing other things as others might do with music. Being a former lifelong professional musician, I’m honestly tired of music as it reminds me of what I can no longer do making me both sad and angry. So instead I listen to audiobooks. I’ve been powering through hundreds of hours of books every week for a few years now. Before, I’d typically only listen to audiobooks while I was in bed trying to fall asleep. So I never bought books with complex plots or stories since they’d get my attention and because of how my brain is wired...keep me awake listening.

The point of this review is to let the author and performer both know that I think they did their usual terrific job in a very difficult scenario set up by the first three books. I hope book five will be more like the first few and not similar to this book in how the story is told, etc. This is the first time I’ve not given all five stars for each of the three categories. I had to go back and re-listen to several chapters to figure out what I must have missed because of how this book needed to be told and the complexity of both the characters and story. I’m not angry, but I thought I’d just mention why I gave the ratings I gave.

I recommend this series as well as the Hells Rejects series to anyone who enjoys excellent fantasy based stories that have vey interesting characters fully developed and a wonderfully new style of narration. These two artists take full advantage of their born talents AND are smart enough to use modern recording technology to enhance the performance. Now off to begin book five.

  • Balance

  • The Divine Book One
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 636

My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers. Now, I'm dead. Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!

  • By Raymond on 05-12-14

Great story done perfectly in every way!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Another excellent start to what I hope will be another terrific series as Devils Rejects was for me. Amazing duo combining talents to bring the best in audiobook entertainment. Forbes and Hays are a true new force in audiobooks. They have set a new standard all other current and new authors SHOULD aspire to! Now off to books two....

  • The Bitter Kingdom

  • Fire and Thorns, Book 3
  • By: Rae Carson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda, Luis Moreno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

The champion must not waver. The champion must not fear. The gate of darkness closes. Elisa is a fugitive. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight. Her Royal Majesty, Queen Lucero-Elisa née Riqueza de Vega, bearer of the Godstone, will lead her three loyal companions deep into the enemy's kingdom, a land of ice and snow and brutal magic, to rescue Hector and win back her throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series, but not awesome

  • By elizabeth on 08-03-16

Review of all Trilogy in this one review.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

The quick review is this...This book of the trilogy ruined the whole story. In this audio version, for reasons completely beyond comprehension, they added a male voice only to portray Hector. Why?! Not on,y could this man not read well, his lack of talent is glaring when compared to Jennifer Kiera’s great talent. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, but then it seems the author lost interest but had to finish. The publisher or perhaps the author chose to add an unneeded and horrible male voice to further ruin the story. Then for reason only known to the author she chose o put in some of most silly events/actions by the lead overweight teenage virgin heroine to give a chance at escape from certain death and hero rescue. How utterly lame after two previous books having only the lack of a versatile vocabulary as their problems.

Rae Carson chose to use the word ‘belly’ as the only reference to the god stone in her naval. Huh? No information about how or why these ‘humans’ were “dropped from the sky with their machines” mentioned many times. And although it’s not a serious negative in my opinion, but geez...how many times do we need to know the ingredients of a meal, or how hungry the formerly pampered, lazy, teenager is? In book two when she is having to eat next to nothing all the while using her body walking, climbing, running, etc. she only casually mentions how she has lost weight, but NOT a thing about her enormous breasts getting smaller. Then in this book, she back to being ‘large’ with huge boobs again as if she had only lost 5 pounds or something trivial like that. Seriously?!?! I get that it’s a fantasy, but IF it’s truly a fantasy, no one discusses much at all about body functions, hunger, or any other basic human things the add nothing to the plot, characters, or the world in which it’s set. I forced my way through this book just to have listened to it all. Positive note...at least she left out sex scenes, but all the whining and hesitation by her I can understand since she’s clueless, but Hector? What was HE uncertain of after she told him how she felt?? Fierce warrior, but total wimp when it comes to plump, big breasted teenager with a sone in her belly? I hope Ms. Carson’s real life is much more normal being married and living in Arizona.

I’ll try the first book of another series she’s written. I’m returning all three of these since I’ll never listen to them again as much as live to hear Jennifer Ikeda’s voice. Got hooked on her reading from the The Discovery of Witches books which as been mutilated on TV so bad I stopped watching after the second episode.

  • Babylon Confidential

  • A Memoir of Love, Sex, and Addiction
  • By: Claudia Christian, Morgan Grant Buchanan
  • Narrated by: Claudia Christian
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

When actress Claudia Christian flees a troubled childhood and moves to Hollywood at age 17, she steps through the looking glass into another world. From the set of Dallas to her starring role on the sci-fi series Babylon 5, Claudia's affairs with billionaires, supermodels, rock stars, and celebrities are mixed with shootings, stalking, heartbreak, and betrayal. Hollywood life takes its toll on Claudia as she descends into alcohol addiction and a desperate battle to reclaim her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It Takes Guts to Share a Story Like This

  • By Troy on 09-27-13

I had no idea....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Dear Claudia, I'm both sorry and happy you have gone through the trials life put in front of you as well as your determination to find and accomplish a return of control in your life. I 100% agree that addictions are physical LEARNED behaviors and not something akin to mind over matter. I have never had any addiction because I chose to not participate. I chose to love a life I can recall nearly every single moment of both good and bad. But in your case....

What would you have done if you weren't financially well off? Why did you choose to date so many older rich men? Upon listening to you read this book about your life I've come to a few conclusions of my own. You NEED to be with someone full time. Nothing wrong with this, but it's is also a dependency you have never tried to change. Why? I wonder if you were in my world with no one at all...how would you have made it? I'm hoping you'd have made it to where this book ends regardless of help from friends, lovers, and family. But I can't help but wonder...What If...?

I have always found you beautiful in those projects I've had the pleasure of seeing you in. B5, Hexed, The Hidden, but I've always wondered why there weren't more 'good' movies with you as lead or supporting character? Most everything else I've looked at have been super low budget crap fen if your skills were still there. No amount of great acting can make up for a lame story or horrible movie making.

Since you are an author which adds yet another dimension to your list of accomplishments. I ask you to consider a fictional story of nearly the same set of circumstances EXCEPT without the big money, fame, and globe trotting. What would a story like that become? Might this be a challenge that tickles your talents? Perhaps someday it just might. I'd truly love to see how you would write the character that has no money, no family or friends, and no money. Yet this same person perseveres through all the pain caused by three malpractice doctors who took any chance of a happy, happy life away. The doctors got away with causing permanent harm, and you are left with no one who understands how you feel or cares one bit. You still manage to contribute much in the corporate world designing better ways of efficiency, yet having the credit stolen by your boss. Starting your own businesses that become successful, then are copied by those who mocked you when you started causing your businesses to flounder because 'they' have more money and lots of 'friends'. Add to that...staying home to care for your ill parents instead of pursuing your talents and dreams. Only to be left with nothing by the end after your mom and dad both pass away in the 15 years you gave up caring for them. Throw in a few happenstances of betrayal by those you thought were friends or lovers. Then, wind up living on government disability surrounded by people who have nothing in common with you. This leaves you without any sex or even someone to talk to regularly for YEARS. What would a fictional Claudia story with all these elements read like? No near miracle pill can fix these issues. Would that Claudia keep fighting the losing battle watching more and more of life be taken. More and more physical, mental, and emotional pain pile on every day. Would this Claudia keep going, or would this Claudia simply decide that Karma does not exist. God is a a twisted sadist. And simply choose to put and end to all the years and decades of pointless suffering?

I'd really enjoy seeing what someone who knows nothing of a life like this might come up with as a fictional story and how that story would end.

For me...you will always be Ivanova and Hexina. Even got to merge the two slightly when forced to deal with the ambassador in the episode where Paul Williams did all the talking until,humans were judged 'worthy'. Your choice of 'sex human style' made me laugh as well as remind me of something Hexina would have done. On the other side...such wonderful sorrow upon learning Marcus died to save your characters life. I hope you and he got along as real people on the set. Because of what happened with season 5, we the viewers lost BOTH Ivanova and Marcus. That really sucked and no offense to Tracy...she was a very wrong character replacement for the show. If you're gonna bang the boss, I guess ass kissing would also be expected. This book says it was due to unwillingness to compromise on your schedule, yet at the time that was never mentioned as a reason why you were gone from the show. Oh well...I own all the DVDs and can travel down that joyful path whenever I choose. I also own the other two movies I've mentioned previously. I really DO enjoy your work when it's worth watching. I might even try your other novel and see how it might make me feel.

Best wishes and I'm glad you have finally gotten control of your life back! Thanks for sharing. I hope it was not only profitable, but cathartic. Although I wished it had more to do with B5 as the title suggests.

  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A forgettable story with none of the iron Druid charm

  • By Adam on 07-23-18

Best fairy tale ever! Made better by Luke Daniels

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I can't say enough positive things about this extremely well conceived fairytale by authors Kevin Hearne (I really enjoy because of his Iron Druid Series) and author Delilah S. Dawson (Who I'd never heard of prior to this title, but glad I know who she is now.). They've created a masterpiece of timeless humor and incredible characters! I'm also adding a special kudos to narrator Luke Daniels. I highly doubt reading this book would be a fraction as enjoyable and memorable if not for the major narrative talents of Luke Daniels!! He is now my all time favorite narrator/performer in the world of audiobooks. Particularly when it comes to breathing life into every character. He manages to capture each character with its own unique voice, attitude, and vocal inflections. He is also to these audiobooks as Mel Blanc was to Warner Bros. Looney Tunes. Yes! He IS that good!!

I have not laughed so hard reading/listening to a novel such as this since I discovered The Princess Bride!! As much as Princess Bride was so wonderful I label as 'sublime'. THIS novel is down right incredible from the characters which have their own set of puns, add to that a story that starts off by killing the title character and giving the story one of its first major plot twists. Then come all the jokes (based on the readers knowledge) referring to current events from music to politics. Some terrific running jokes. Surprise characters get killed off at seemingly random times for very random reasons. Typically, the 'main' running joke as I have found it....is how stupidity is berated, the 'real' motives of each character to join in the quest is nearly always for selfish reasons. Just LIKE real life and UNLIKE fairytales the heroes here are NOT goody two shoes types.

THE REALM OF PELL is such a perfect allegory for the world us readers live in today. The monsters go from prissy to diabolical and the it's a few of the main characters who are the ones truly evil. Elves hate humans. A giant has been around since the earth was in diapers and mountains were just small hills, but phlegm grosses out an immortal creature who must eat or turn to sparkly stone. Lucky for our adventurers, a former Tower prisoner who has been turned into half rabbit sings a song about wanting to sneeze and it worked...though only the Billy goat Gustav realized it. Even as much as I personally don't believe in same sex relationships, the one blooming throughout the story between a 7' tall super muscled assassin with a magic sword that wants her to use it to kill falls in love with a half human-half rabbit bard who has no self confidence and is tone deaf. And let's not forget all the important things...cheese, magic wands, the size of a wizards tower, crabs, acid leeches, purple 'Sextopuses' ...not octopuses because these only have six tentacles. And last but not least a fairy with one blue sock.

Sorry about trampling, but there is so much in this novel to mention I've overdone it. Yet it STILL better than the Trolls own horrible novel of self loathing about being left out when the Troll never leaves his home.

Unless you have no sense of humor and no idea about the real world around you...I think anyone would fall in love with these characters and the Realm of Pell!!! I hope the next installment will come out soon. Afterall, even Alice went back to Wonderland. Enjoy!!