Published by 47North on Sept 23, 2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Humour
Format: eBook from Purchased
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Who would have thought a book of naughty poems by elves could mean the difference between war and peace? But if stealing the precious volume will keep the Republic and the Empire from tearing out each other’s throats, rogue soldier Isafesira de Lochenville—“Loch” to friends and foes alike—is willing to do the dishonest honors. With her motley crew of magic-makers, law-breakers, and a talking warhammer, she’ll match wits and weapons with dutiful dwarves, mercenary knights, golems, daemons, an arrogant elf, and a sorcerous princess.
But getting their hands on the prize—while keeping their heads attached to their necks—means Loch and company must battle their way from a booby-trapped museum to a monster-infested library, and from a temple full of furious monks to a speeding train besieged by assassins. And for what? Are a few pages of bawdy verse worth waging war over? Or does something far more sinister lurk between the lines?
I was so excited to read this book since I loved the first one, and the funny thing is I only discovered this sequel through a happy Twitter coincidence. I didn’t know this book was coming out until I talked to someone who was reading the first book, and I looked up a detail, and noticed this book. So I bought it, downloaded it, and read it right away. And then joined the Twitter conversation again to confirm when book 3 was coming out.
This book has as much humour as the first book, and makes for a highly amusing read. My favourite are the “your mother” jokes, although there are not nearly as many in this book. The situations the characters find themselves in continues to escalate in highly amusing ways, but is always believable within the confines of this world.
It’s hard to talk about the book or characters without just straight giggling. There is lots of adventure, and the story is never dull. It’s one of those “sweep you up and entertain you” reads that is a lot more fun to read than review. I’m just going to suggest you read it yourself. You will not be disappointed. Except that it ends and book 3 won’t be out for a long while.