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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Safkhet Fantasy (31 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908208139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908208132
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,809,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Will Macmillan Jones lives in Wales, a lovely green, verdant land with a rich cultural heritage. He does his best to support this heritage by drinking the local beer and shouting loud encouragement whenever International Rugby is on the TV. A fifty something lover of blues, rock and jazz he has just fulfilled a lifetime ambition by filling an entire wall of his home office with (full) bookcases. When not writing, he is usually lost with the help of a SatNav on top of a large hill in the middle of nowhere, looking for dragons. His major comic fantasy series can be found at: www.thebannedunderground.com and information on his other work and stuff in general at : www.willmacmillanjones.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Will Macmillan Jones' latest Banned Underground story is another jolly romp with the musicians and their acquaintances. Grizelda (an ever present frog-producer in times of trouble) helps a fragile and sickly-looking Fungus, and the gang meet a sort of anti-Santa (and his Notsleigh) as well as finding the real Sleigh and Santa's Little Helpers (all over 6ft tall) while the Old Gentleman himself is away on his hols. The hapless followers of the Grey Mage are there too, abusing his credit card! The mechanic of the title is uniquely qualified to suck in his teeth and give an inflated quote for sleigh repairs.

There are some wonderful moments in this story - look out for a harassed airman from RAF Valley, a bolshy satnav and a little tribute to The Italian Job that I absolutely loved!

Will has developed a great style and pace with this series (although I still don't like footnotes) and I look forward very much to the next episode, due in spring, I believe (and hope!)
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I scarcely know where to start in reviewing this book. Do I talk about the humor? The characters? Do I recommend this book for fantasy lovers? Or, how about a Christmas book? Okay, I know what you're thinking - what the heck do vampire mechanics have to do with Christmas? Well, when it comes to fixing Santa's sleigh, a vampire mechanic is essential - and so is the rag-tag group known as The Banned Underground.

I thought long and hard about this review. Do I tell people to rush out and buy this for a fun Christmas gift? Or, do they need to read the first two books in the series? While I would certainly recommend that you read the first two books, it isn't necessary to do so. This is a self-contained book a reader new to the series will enjoy. And, it certainly is a fun book for young adults and for adults who are young at heart. It's a light, fun comedy with multi-layered humor. Some younger readers might not understand all the jokes. There were a few jokes where I had to stop, re-read, exclaim "oh, how clever," and then laugh.

This is a book that even the non-fantasy lover can enjoy. The Banned Underground and cohorts exist in our world - Wales as a matter of fact. And, even though the GPS (or satnav for those UK readers) laments having to go to Wales yet again, the reader will certainly enjoy the trip.

And, now onto the characters...From the crazy antics of the Banned, to Grizelda who turns people who annoy her into frogs at the drop of a hat, to depressed vampires, there's a whole cast of characters the reader will root for and enjoy. Heck, I even found myself rooting for the dark wizards from the Accounting firm. Maybe it's because I used to work in accounting.

The blood-sucking mechanic jokes will please anyone who has ever spend a month's wages on a simple car repair. And, the fast-paced plot with clever dialogue is sure to be a hit. Highly recommended.
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HASH(0x9c648d8c) out of 5 stars Humorous fantasy with Bite 24 Dec. 2012
By TriciaAnn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I scarcely know where to start in reviewing this book. Do I talk about the humor? The characters? Do I recommend this book for fantasy lovers? Or, how about a Christmas book? Okay, I know what you're thinking - what the heck do vampire mechanics have to do with Christmas? Well, when it comes to fixing Santa's sleigh, a vampire mechanic is essential - and so is the rag-tag group known as The Banned Underground.

I thought long and hard about this review. Do I tell people to rush out and buy this for a fun Christmas gift? Or, do they need to read the first two books in the series? While I would certainly recommend that you read the first two books, it isn't necessary to do so. This is a self-contained book a reader new to the series will enjoy. And, it certainly is a fun book for young adults and for adults who are young at heart. It's a light, fun comedy with multi-layered humor. Some younger readers might not understand all the jokes. There were a few jokes where I had to stop, re-read, exclaim "oh, how clever," and then laugh.

This is a book that even the non-fantasy lover can enjoy. The Banned Underground and cohorts exist in our world - Wales as a matter of fact. And, even though the GPS (or satnav for those UK readers) laments having to go to Wales yet again, the reader will certainly enjoy the trip.

And, now onto the characters...From the crazy antics of the Banned, to Grizelda who turns people who annoy her into frogs at the drop of a hat, to depressed vampires, there's a whole cast of characters the reader will root for and enjoy. Heck, I even found myself rooting for the dark wizards from the Accounting firm. Maybe it's because I used to work in accounting.

The blood-sucking mechanic jokes will please anyone who has ever spend a month's wages on a simple car repair. And, the fast-paced plot with clever dialogue is sure to be a hit. Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c64b510) out of 5 stars Fantasy with great style and pace 3 Dec. 2012
By Ignite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Will Macmillan Jones' latest Banned Underground story is another jolly romp with the musicians and their acquaintances. Grizelda (an ever present frog-producer in times of trouble) helps a fragile and sickly-looking Fungus, and the gang meet a sort of anti-Santa (and his Notsleigh) as well as finding the real Sleigh and Santa's Little Helpers (all over 6ft tall) while the Old Gentleman himself is away on his hols. The hapless followers of the Grey Mage are there too, abusing his credit card! The mechanic of the title is uniquely qualified to suck in his teeth and give an inflated quote for sleigh repairs.

There are some wonderful moments in this story - look out for a harassed airman from RAF Valley, a bolshy satnav and a little tribute to The Italian Job that I absolutely loved!

Will has developed a great style and pace with this series (although I still don't like footnotes) and I look forward very much to the next episode, due in spring, I believe (and hope!)
HASH(0x9bb71d14) out of 5 stars A must-read! 7 Jan. 2016
By Kay Kauffman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
In book three, the guys help out new friends Santa’s Little Helpers, who have wrecked the sleigh…

The vampires in this story definitely don’t sparkle; they’re too depressed. And at over six feet tall, Santa’s Little Helpers are anything but little. The satnav makes a hilarious return, with the help of its Prescient Predictive Progression function, or PPP, and naturally Grizelda makes frequent use of her people to frog spell. The Watches mix it up with some local Druids on their way to stealing Santa’s sleigh, and end up with Notsanta’s Notsleigh instead. I definitely wouldn’t want to end up on his naughty list. . .

This series gets better with each book I read. I feel like I’m a broken record saying that I laughed my head off and that I couldn’t put it down, but I wouldn’t say it if it weren’t true. This book is a must-read. So go on, already! Read it! Then we can discuss our favorite parts at length over a nice cup of tea and maybe a nice slice of cake or ten. :D
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