- File Size: 1276 KB
- Print Length: 132 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0084PAWYW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Klondaeg The Monster Hunter Kindle Edition
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The various side-characters are all well-written, with a fascinating array of personalities.
I'd like to give 4.5 out of 5, as I think there were some slow parts which could have been shortened or added some humour. So I give it a very solid 4/5, and a hearty recommendation!
Klondaeg the Dwarf is a welcome addition to comic fantasy within the first few pages, and has the hallmark of all great characters - he seems to have always existed. His dual-personality ax is sort of the brains of the group, and he seems to travel with a shape changing gnome of dubious loyalty. His approach is "Hack-n-slash" and that approach never fails him. When in doubt, beat everything to a pulp and sort the pulp out later.
This book is an excellent example of light comic fantasy, a type that is apparently very difficult to do well, because there aren't very many examples of it being written. You can wait for Terry Pratchett to write one, or, now, you can wait for Steve Thomas to write another one.
Is Steve Thomas a pen name? It seems odd that someone with this much skill would just spring up out of nowhere. Either way, he'll get famous pretty fast. If you'd like a few hours of relaxed fun, get this book, but be ready to want another one at the end.
This is a funny, well-written, and fast-moving tale that takes on a lot of the major fantasy tropes, including magical weapons, prophecies, gods, heroes, and pretty much every fantasy race there is (and some completely new ones) and turns them upside down. It's silly, but beneath the silliness there's clever wordplay, engaging characters, exciting adventures and fight scenes, and some impressively creative worldbuilding (you have to love a pantheon that includes a Goddess of Whatever Passes For Love These Days).
Highly recommended, and when you finish it, be sure to have the sequel, Klondaeg and the Klondaeg Hunters, on hand so you can dive right in.
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