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Erikson notches the comedy string to his bow
on 9 September 2004
In the second of Erikson's "Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach" Novella's from P.S. Publishing, we are presented with a no-holds-barred fantasy-farce that outdoes Pratchett and Holt in the comedy stakes.
Until now Erikson has given us mere slices of his gift for comedic dialogue in his epic "Malazan Book of the Fallen" series, most recently between Tehol and Bugg in "Midnight Tides", however it appears that these Novella's are giving the author the opportunty to cut loose, for which I for one am very grateful.
The plot involves the two Necromancer's being hired to get rid of the current King of "Quaint" for the crime of trying to instigate healthy reforms in his citizens, and they go about it by doing what they do best - Necromancy !! - with hilarious results.
If you can find a copy of this book, only 500 have been produced, then snap it up immediately.
As an in-between snack between "Midnight Tides" and "Bonehunters" this probably won't fill you up but you'll devour it anyway - Superb stuff - when's the next one due ?