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on 25 July 2008
A case of mistaken identity leaves Herbert the duck (one of the many minions of the huge, sprawling maze known as the dungeon) with a problem; he must take on the might of the Hooded Ones armed only with a sword (which refuses to come forth from its scabbard until Herbert has completed three great deeds bare-handed) and his wits! Suffice to say his wits are mainly engaged in pleading for his life! Its a good job Marvin the Saurian is there to watch over him and guide him...as long as nobody insults him! Sounds absurd? Wait until you read it!
The craft, subtlty, complexity and humour Trondheim and Sfar manage to generate in the Dungeon series will eventually lead them to become modern classics of the genre and I HIGHLY recommend these to any reader! Any story which has foul-mouthed rabbits, avian necromancers, mechancial flying elephants and a megalomanical Dungeon Keeper scores highly in my list of classic comic stories!
Lastly, just because he is a duck, don't think Herbert can chicken out of his mission! The Dungeon Keeper has ripped his beating heart out of his chest and is keeping it in a goldfish bowl until he succeeds! See...awesome!
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on 18 September 2015
Want to read them all now. Very black and quirky humour, maybe Game of Thrones fans looking for a similar humourous version?!
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