Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $1.50
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Back in Style (Dungeon: Zenith, Book 3) Paperback – April 1, 2009


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$8.86 $8.85
Best%20Books%20of%202014

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: NBM Publishing (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561635502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561635504
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,237,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

It's hard to say if Sfar and Trondheim's long-running Dungeon epic is a dead-on parody of sword-and-sorcery clichés or if it's just a first-rate fantasy series that happens to star anthropomorphic animals and involve lots of comedy. This volume teams the writers up with artist Boulet, whose loony character drawings and elaborately designed scenery use the look of Trondheim's artwork as a springboard. Like every volume of Dungeon's various series so far, it also expands the scope of the overall project—this time moving Herbert the sword-wielding duck and Marvin the vegetarian dragon out of the dungeon itself and establishing some of the culture of the world around it. In the first of two stories, the bankrupt dungeon Keeper is attempting to avoid having the dungeon repossessed by a creditor and his hilariously unstoppable lawyer; in the second, Herbert revisits the city from which he was exiled and finds himself embroiled in a very odd coup attempt. Boulet handles the action set pieces and slapstick farce with equal aplomb, and Trondheim and Sfar shake up the tone of the story every few pages: there's romance next to brutal violence, and tender whimsy punctuated by cruelly bleak humor. (Apr.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From School Library Journal

Grade 5 Up—The Keeper, an old duck, is the Dungeon Master who seeks to increase his fortune by marrying the wealthy cat Isis. He must convince her father of his financial worth and work to save his dungeon from being repossessed by Delacour, the rooster who tricks him through legal chicanery. To help him save the dungeon, the Keeper relies on Marvin, the vegetarian dragon, and Herbert, the duck warrior. To complicate matters, Herbert is in love with Isis and wants to elope with her. The group journeys to Craftiwich, a once-noble city, so that Herbert can reunite with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Craftiwich, but things prove difficult when Herbert swallows the Mask of Death potion and Marvin raises an army to take over the ancient city. This is an outstanding Dungeons and Dragons parody that serves as a stand-alone story. Readers will be entertained, even those unaccustomed to comic fantasy fiction. These anthropomorphic characters are well drawn, and the snappy dialogue is craftily paired with Boulet's stunning imagery.—Lisa Gieskes, CA Johnson Preparatory Academy, Columbia, SC
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?