A good book. The humour is not 'slapstick' style humour. And despite the illustration s it is about a human. Not a rabbit. Well written. Well packed. Well built world. Eagerly Downloading the second book
This was on my to read list for years. It was one of the first books that I bought on Kindle and one day I just casually started reading it. Instantly I was hooked as the unusual characters and traditional plot gripped me. Plot: This is a classic epic fetch quest but there are a number of interesting twists. Waldo Corpselover is now the heir to his evil family's estate but he needs to prove himself to the local council. The council, seeing him as a disappointment send him on an impossible quest to find several monsters and a dragon's egg. Characters: Waldo Corpselover: Waldo is a young boy who has been mostly sheltered all of his life. He had no desire to inherit his family's kingdom, knowing that there were others who were much stronger. Highly skilled at defensive and healing arts he isn't exactly popular for being raised in a necromancy home. Waldo is naïve in the ways of the world and most of the comedy of the story revolves around him comparing his homeland to others' Alice: A rather shy succubus who falls in love with Waldo. She acts as the voice of reason, the moral compass, and the guide to the world. What I like: I like the non-traditional main character choice. Waldo is a villain but he is entertaining and an underdog. What I don't like: The author does take his sweet time bringing out books. Some sequels taking years to publish.
Finished the 1st book Monday, the 2nd Wednesday and half way through the 3rd book. Couldn't put them down, I do read a lot and usually mix up authors and genre through the week for a change of pace, but I just wanted to find out what was happening with the waldo Rabbit clan.
I am not a regular reviewer, so apologies to Nelson if this comes across as not a great review, I loved the books. Laughed out loud throughout reading them and very much like all the characters and how they interact with each other. Books are quirky and funny and enjoy the parts where Waldo on a different page to everyone elses perception re evil, charity etc etc. Funny example is when he is walking through the woods convinced he is the biggest baddest scariest mage and how everyone will fear him, but at same time elevating a little girl into the air who is screaming with delight that she is flying. Sorry should I say spoiler alert there. But anyways enjoyed what have read so far, will have finished book 3 tomorrow and hope not the last.