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on January 15, 2016
It's cool but it was written a while back so a lot of the things it says are no longer valid because the show's plot contradict them or has developed the characters further and the info here isn't current and makes no sense.
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on December 24, 2014
For those of you that don't know, Hunson Abadeer is not only the Lord of Evil, but also the father of Marceline the Vampire Queen. And he himself has compiled this unusually interesting book about all the people and places you know from the "Adventure Time" series on Cartoon Network.

In this book, you'll find interesting biographies of a wide number of characters as well as a few things you may not know about them, too. Other things include special trading cards drawn by Ice King, an instruction manual for BMO, and intricate travel guides of all the places in the enchanted Land of Ooo among other bizarre stuff. And throughout these pages, you'll find notes and other scribbles courtesy of Finn, Jake, and Marceline, too, which make an interesting commentary of sorts.

But don't get me wrong on this, but it seems that the Lord of All Evil knows a lot about things and beyond and makes him feel much smarter than you, too. Well, some facts are more revealing than others and you'd be better off not knowing some anyway. But, either way, I hope you can find more surprising secrets as long as you keep watching this phenomenal series on Cartoon Network.
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VINE VOICEon August 1, 2013
I was very excited when I first heard this book was being made. I've been a huge AT fan since the show began and was hoping the book would be more like an actual encyclopedia of the Land of Ooo. I didn't get what I wanted but it's still pretty math!

I think I would have much preferred the book be written by a scholar/historian living in Ooo. At times Abadeer's personal point of view gets boring and repetitive. This is especially evident in the A-Z mini-bio section where some characters are described simply by how useless Abadeer thinks they are and not giving any useful info about them. Also, his choice of vocabulary will have many kids frequently running to their parents to find out what his words mean. That can also be a plus for teaching new words, though.

The sections I enjoyed most were the ones not written by Abadeer or sections where he isn't talking about the characters. BMO's manual is weird, but just the right amount. Ice King's hand drawn fan fiction and character cards are spot on. Abadeer's Novelty Spells and Curses is reminiscent of the ads you'd find in old comic books. Also, having Finn, Jake and Marceline's comments in the margins is pretty funny.

The truth is, if you're an AT fan you've probably already bought this book. While I would have liked a more comprehensive guide book to Ooo with more detail, I think this book would be especially great for kids (as long as you don't mind helping them with the ten cent words) and fans that came to the show later who might not know as much about the setting.
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on September 15, 2016
Seriously entertaining. Even people who aren't familiar with Adventure Time have perused this book and become completely absorbed. There's something about every little minimal character and B-lister.
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on July 27, 2013
I absolutely love this book, the lore is incredible. The pictures are so bright and so vivid. It has everything that you could ever want to know about Adventure Time, you really won't find another Adventure Time book as informative and fun to read as this.
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on March 17, 2014
This is a fabulous book--it's well-written, with lovely and abundant illustrations, and features amusing "notes" in the margins from Marceline, Finn, and Jake--and its conceit of "authorship" by Hunson Abadeer, lord of evil and Marceline's fry-thieving dad, is carried out well. There's even a series of tiny drawings by Pendelton Ward himself at the bottom-right corners of the odd-numbered pages that make a flip-book. With all that said, though, I have to wonder how this book could possibly have gone to press without including an entry for Flame Princess!

While she didn't seem to rate an entry as a main character in Book I, "Worthless Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo," she was included in the group illustration of secondary characters at the beginning of Book II ("Utterly Insignificant Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo"), so I expected to find her entry there. But no; she wasn't part of Book II's alphabetical roster either, which went right from "Flame King" to "Forest Cyclops." She's not even listed in the brief glossary of the "Most Hated Princesses of Ooo"! (Okay, that last might make some sense, since Abadeer might hate her less than most of the other princesses. But then, his daughter was listed under a heading of "Worthless Inhabitants," so who knows?)

Some elisions (e.g., no entry for Mannish Man the Minotaur when Key-per rates one) or departures from story detail as presented in the episodes themselves (for example, I'm pretty sure that the departure of Ghost Princess and Clarence was an ascent to the 50th Dead World, not a descent "to the Nether World" as per her entry; also, didn't Science the Rat use Bubblegum's notes to concoct the antidote for the zombie epidemic, rather than "invent" the cure herself?) can be chalked up to Abadeer's confessed distaste for research, and/or to his reliance on his network of spies. The omission of Flame Princess, however, was an unexpected flaw in an otherwise delightful work.
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on December 15, 2016
A great and enjoyable little book for any fan of Adventure Time, got two copies of this. One for me and one for a friend and we both love it! :D
It's really big and the artwork is nice, there's a lot of additional text and comments from the in-show characters as well but it's more of an art book than a story.
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on August 5, 2013
This book contains Information on most of the main characters and locations from the show. It mostly includes information from the show but it does provide information that hasn't been shown and miscellaneous factoids. The book is written from the point of view of Hunson Aberdeer (AKA Marceline's Dad) and its hilariously in character. Finn, Jake and Marceline right in their commentary of his cynical retelling of information. It's a good book for even casual fans of the show to buff up on their Adventure Time know-how or long time fans to scrutinized over the new information about their favorites. I hope there is another with expanded information on some of the recurring characters as the biographies only focus on the main cast. Biographies on Flame Princess, Tree Trunks, Billy, The Lich and some of the other Princesses would be Rad. Still doesn't lesson the value of this humorous guided tour through OOO.
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on July 17, 2016
This a wonderfully put together book of Adventure Time awesomeness.

The art found on each page will make you smile, and the dialogue as great, as it is written from the point of view of Marceline's father. Throughout, there are notes/comments from various characters to add a bit of humor or simply another point of view.

As you read, you'll find yourself legitimately laughing out loud on multiple occasions.
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on March 4, 2016
it was even more than i expected. the narrative is fun and well illustrated. if you ever had any questions about the adventure time universe you'll find them here
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