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Our hero-dreamer Marty and his colleague-gf Kate once again find themselves in the company of Timbers, the swashbucklingest tiny pirate doll in the v erse....along with his crew on the Fathom, a flying pirate ship. Evil clown villain Peepers is back with seeming hordes of maniacal clowns and friends.
There is an entire city under attack, a glowing portal, new human characters, and a little stuffed talking koala...typical inhabitants of a James Walley dreamscape - or is this a dream?
I love the constant feel of Neverland spliced with Wonderland, then morphed into an opium vision with notes of menace and chaos. Walley' s rich sense of humor is poured liberally over the mix and the reader must just hang on for dear sanity once the ride starts.
I intend to reread the book soon, because like many folks in these times, I find myself in need of a safe escape. Of course, if you happen to fear clowns for real, you'd better prepare yourself!
The Fathom Flies Again can be read on its own, but if you haven't yet discovered Marty's and Timbers' s first walking daymare, The Forty-first Wink, you'll certainly want to after finishing. Great fun, witty writing, loveable pirates.....a win-win!
If you read The Forty First Wink, the debut novel by James Walley, then you've more than likely been waiting for the second book in the trilogy, and why not. Book one was so much fun. Wally writes with a whimsical flair I find nowhere else in my ever-growing library.
Everyone is back for this new adventure, including Marty and Kate, the cloth pirates Timbers, Whipstaff, and Oaf, as well as Peeper and his cauldron of clowns. New to this adventure are a giant leprechaun and a glowing and talking koala, named Benji. If you're still not sold, let's add the obligatory pie fight just to make things even wackier.
The writing style is as comfortable as a warm glove on the coldest day of Winter and there is a certain Douglas Adams feel to Walley's writing...
Far, far away, though not altogether that far really (certainly not over the rainbow).
Mixed in with the hilarity is an occasional bit of sage advice...
"Always enter a room expecting for a fight. If you get one, you're prepared. If you don't, at least you'll look impressive."
Admittedly, The Fathom Flies Again is little more than a selection of silly antics, but it's also a lot of fun as I frequently found myself chuckling at the outrageous goings on in this book.
If you like to laugh, read this book. Also recommended for younger readers. If you have young children, it's one you might even enjoy reading together.
The Fathom Flies Again, from Ragnarok Publications, is available in both paperback and e-book formats.
From the author's bio - James Walley hails from the mystical isle of Great Britain and is an author who prefers his reality banana shaped. His debut novel, The Forty First Wink, released through Ragnarok Publications in 2014, scuttles gleefully into this bracket, with a blend of humor, fantasy and the unusual. Fathom Flies Again is book two in what looks to be a trilogy like no other, except there will be three books like every other. When not writing, James is partial to a spot of singing, the odd horror movie or ten, and is a circus trained juggler.
Whereas the first book felt very much like one man's personal quest through dreamland, the stakes feel higher here. Maybe it's because we already know the characters and the concept, but the story feels fuller, and the threats more significant. That's not to say it's lost any of its madcap madness, but there's more to it that just out-loud laughs.
Half of the story here is in the narration, half in the dialogue, and half in the characters. Yeah, I know that doesn't add up for us mortals, but when you're in dreamland with booze monkeys, it all makes sense. I won't say much to spoil the conclusion to this madcap adventure, but I will say this - thirty story leprechaun, baby!
This time a chaotic bigtop has come to a small town. Officer Michael O'Riley is on the verge of giving up with the clowns running a mock causing unwanted drama, giant leprechauns stomping around and unicorn stampedes. He finds his way on the Fathom.
The Fathom shipmates including a new arrival, a cute little talking koala battle in their own struggle with Peeper's army, clowns from another portal and shadow monsters lurking the streets of the strange town that's "no stranger to sombrero wearing penguins, or the odd gorilla in a tutu."
Another rip roaring adventure of laugh out loud humor get aboard the Fathom and fly the skies again.