Not as comedy, exactly - though it has hilarious moments, they're not that frequent.
If you are looking for a book where everything is supposed to be funny and nothing is to be taken seriously, maybe this is your book, but I pitched it after 66 pages.
Highly recommended for Flint & Roach fans and anyone else who enjoys tales of armed conflict, master sorcerers, and artistic compulsions.
Well-written but hardly ground-breaking sequel to The Philosophical Strangler. It essentially fills in the gaps in the previous book and manages to add some depth to the Joe's... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Forward the Mage (2002) is the second fantasy novel in the Joe's World series, following The Philosophical Strangler. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Arthur W. Jordin
This book reads like a dervative of a badly written derivative of Tolkien, married to the son of "Dark and Stormy Night. Read morePublished on September 23, 2009
Combining prequel and aspects of similarity with The Philosophical Strangler, "Forward the Mage" is full of Rabelaisian nonsense that is certain to confuse and befuddle the average... Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by K. Sozaeva
Like one reviewer mentioned below, this book is not for the squeamish. My friend and I got a kick out of it and we are both die-hard fantasy lovers (and not very old, either. Read morePublished on December 4, 2006 by A. Yen
I got this book cuz I enjoyed the Philisopical strangler book. I found this book entirely too wordy. I enjoyed certain parts of the book. Read morePublished on April 3, 2005 by Dasugo
I usually like Flint and have read everything he published. This is the biggest single book and by far the worst. The book is supposed to be a comedic fantasy. Maybe it is. Read morePublished on July 10, 2004 by Harvey A. Lewis
For those of you who enjoyed THE PHILISOPHICAL STRANGLER stand by for some severe disappointment. This sequel/prequel to TPS just doesn't measure up. Read morePublished on November 3, 2003 by Phillip B. Spotts