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- Publisher: Portmanteau Press LLC (December 15, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 15, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B077F4NNRL
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My daughter's favorite character is Chi Lin, a unicorn intent on finding his "maiden," Saucha, who is kidnapped. Chi Lin is single-minded in his quest to rescue her--to the point that he abandons Gemini and Jim Bob (the eggplant), who are sent to help him--in order to find her on his own. She also enjoyed Saucha's girl power moment of not needing to be saved by anyone!
She recommends the book highly to anyone interested in fantasy and alternative universes.
I won’t go too much into the story as any of you who have not yet read the first one (SHAME ON YOU, REALLY! GO DO THAT!) won’t know what’s happened so far. But one of my favourite things about this book is the characters, in a pithy off hand way, breaking the fourth wall to explain things.
“I feel like we’re starting the same story all over again. Last time I came to the Tooniverse , I started right in this spot after being shuffled through Sorting Square.”
“Right after you met me!” Jimbob beamed his
giant, toothy grin.
“Right after I met you,” Gemini echoed.
Jimbob hopped closer to Gemini and put a hand on his leg. “But every story has to start somewhere. And technically this story is a sequel to the first one and clearly there has to be some repetition to remind people about events from the first story .”
Gemini blinked. “What people?”
Jimbob shrugged his eggplant shoulders.”
“Actually, I need to ask you about an old quest
from last time I was here.”
“And avoid reusing too many gags from our last adventure,” Jimbob added.”
And with that wonderful Abbott and Costello “Who’s On First” kind of humour
“I’m getting a bad feeling in my stomach,” he
Ursidae adjusted the tilt of the helicopter to look for a place to land. “What do you mean?” he asked the two smaller companions.
Jimbob let out a loud belch.
Gemini glared at him.
Leothas rolled his eyes.
“My stomach feels better,” the eggplant said.
“But yeah, I also feel what the French c all a certain Je ne say quaff.”
“Je ne sais quoi,” Ursidae corrected.
“And what does that mean?”
“I don’t know what,” the manbear translated.
“Then why would you say it?” Jimbob asked.
“No, it means, ‘I don’t know what.’”
Jimbob sighed. “We clarified you don’t know
what it means. Can we just move on? I don’t want you to be any more embarrassed.”
it has all of that same wonderful and hilarious references to gaming,
“He looked up at Sir Goodypants’s castle and saw a faint glimmer indicating that there was, indeed, an invisible barrier protecting the castle from the air.
“Invisible walls. The bane of any MMORPG. . .”
“Ah yes, a morpg!” Jimbob said, mockingly
pronouncing the acronym as a single word.
“What’s a morpg?” asked the Pinball Wiz ard.
Jimbob added, “Isn’t it like a giant wolf?”
“That’s a worg,” Gemini answered.
“An old shapeshifter character from the X -Men
“A breakfast cereal?”
Gemini sighed. “It’s like you’re not even trying
A strange chime came from the television and
Gemini saw the young adventurer on the screen spin in a circle and jump in the air, his previously limp shield arm held up high.
“Were you not just hurt?” Chi Lin asked.
“I leveled up,” Leothas beamed. “I go back to full health when I level. A good thing, too, because my arm really hurt!”
And pop culture,
“If Artax and Atreyu there go through the Swamps of Sadness, I’m not watching. Too many bad feels there.”
“Ursidae, jog his memory,” Jimbob said from
right behind them. He had apparently joined them once the danger was handled.
Jimbob sighed. “Aw, come on? Princess Bride
reference? You hit him on the head and he gets knocked out and then you say, ‘Sorry, I didn’t mean to jog him so hard’?”
Ok, ok. I know at this point you guys are thinking… Geez, is she just going to quote at us this entire review?! Well…. I’m smart enough to know when awesome writing can win you over better than I can!! And, when I go back to a book to write my review and at least 50% of it is highlighted for quotes?? I know it’s a good book! I honestly want to know when it is going to be made into movies or a T.V series because the writing calls up such wonderful, nostalgic kinds of images!
Fine, you want a little bit about the book… well, I will spoil some of the places we visit in this book to entice you all to catch up, or continue! You will now be introduced to new and wonderful places, such as “Romantica” the place of cold and lonely Billionaires finding love in ‘unlikely’ places, “The Pirates Isle (Kaizoku Island)”, and the one that had me LITERALLY on the floor laughing “Hipsterville”, no… “Portlandish”, no…. “Amsterdam”?? What is that place called again? I never could keep up with the trends!
“It’s kind of a newer section of Toonopolis so
I don’t know a lot about it. But it’s basically full of irony and retro lovers. People here are so far ahead of the trends they go all the way around to steal trends from their parents and grandparents.”
In any case, get this series! I don’t care how old or young you are, I guarantee you will find yourself laughing at these books!