Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson

There's witches, curses, a warrior, a Darkling Lord, a woman half bunny rabbit, a goat, a farm boy, fairies, elves, trolls and more in this story.  It's most irreverent, very busy and keeps you reading.  I liked it!

Del Rey and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is scheduled to publish on July 17th.

An evil fairy visits the farm boy and tells him he's the chosen one.  He has to wake the princess in the tower from her sleep.  When he gets there, the thorns are almost more than he can conquer.  But he's not the only one there.  A woman warrior wants in and since she can't find the door, she's going to scale the wall.  Part way up the tower, she falls.  Unfortunately, she falls on the farm kid killing him.  She feels bad and takes him up with wall with her, laying him on the bed next to the sleeping princess.

He had a goat with him and when she leaves the tower, it follows her.  As strange as it seems, the goat seems to have been the chosen one...

The quests are outlandish, the monsters more so, and the ones on the quest have questionable talents.  The Dark Lord's big thing is creating something almost bread-like out of thin air.  The half bunny woman is really good at finding salad stuff.  The warrior has a sword that lusts for blood. There's more death, shape shifting and many battles on the quest.  The ending is a hoot. 

If you want to read a fantasy that holds your attention and even makes you laugh here and there, this is the book for you.  It's done a bit tongue-in-cheek, and it's not a bit boring.

No comments:

I Caught a Rainbow by Danielle Chaperon, illustrations by Nathalie Dion

This little girl struggled with a rainbow and caught it.  She put it in a glass container. Milky Way Picture Books sent me a copy of this bo...