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The Ratastrophe Catastrophe: Ratastrophe Catastrophe (Illmoor Chronicles) Paperback – January 15, 2004

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Fantasy adventure with a twist THE SUNDAY TIMES Take a bucketful of Blackadder, mix in a dollop of Harry Potter, add a splash of Lord of the Rings, shake vigorously and you end up with this hilarious cocktail. Flipside

About the Author

David, until recently an employee of Blockbuster video, has been creating the world of Illmoor since he was ten years old. He works as a freelance writer for SFX magazine. He lives on the coast in Kent and has a baby German Shepherd called Cher.
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Product Details

  • Series: Illmoor Chronicles (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; New Ed edition (January 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340873973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340873977
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,960,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Books4Tomorrow on April 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
I was both hesitant and excited to read this retelling of a favorite classic. But in the end, I was happy with how it turned out to be something distinctively different from the original, yet still doing justice to the much-loved fable on which it is based.

Dullitch is a fascinating city, richly imagined and elaborated upon. Filled with humans and all sorts of creatures such as trolls, sprites, pixies ogres, dwarves, elves, giants, and gnomes, it ensures an interesting plot that would keep the fantasy fanatic riveted. The story also has its fair share of humor, and whatever it lacks in other areas – specifically the disjointed writing - it makes up for with a few hilarious scenes.

Even though I found the writing to be a little off-balance with sudden scene transitions, I was impressed by the amount of work the author put into fleshing out each character, as well as the in-depth world building that made me feel part of the realm of Illmoor. The characters are what drive this hilarious spin on the classic fable of the Pied Piper. Each character is uniquely flawed, and stands apart from the rest. The plot is filled with twists and surprises, and the ending is not what you’d expect.

Overall, this was a fun read which reads so effortlessly I finished it in no time. Apart from the very simplistic writing which was sometimes more a miss than a hit, I still had a great time reading The Ratastrophe Catastrophe (try saying it five times really fast, I dare you)! I might actually read the rest of the series sometime.
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Format: Paperback
Trying to keep up with everything that was happening in this book, especially since it's a comical fantasy remake of the pied piper story, kept me reading this book for long sessions with a grin on my face wondering what other kinds of silly things the characters would be doing as the book progressed along. Watching the council try to come together to deal with the various wild situations that arose in the book was humorous because there are so many different personalities all mixed together that when they all clash it makes for a very messy and funny situation. Definitely pick this book up if you're into fantasy and looking for a laugh.
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By M. Susan on February 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
You'll love this series. Funny, engaging and action-packed! So glad I found these books online as I have not been able to find them in print.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JB on January 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
This has to be the most pretentious book I ever read. The humor is utterly mediocre, the characters UNORIGINAL. It seems the author tried to make a darker version of the Lord of The Rings mixed with the flute player of hamelin tale. It simply doesn't work.I can't believe this thing got published in America.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 24, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book when i picked it up and looked at the cover the wax paintings looked good. This book shows not to judge a book by it's cover.

This author tried to be funny, but the ideas were everything but funny. This guy also tried to make The Pied Piper a better story And yet he made it stupider.
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