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CASTLE TERRIBEL

Like Pratchett or Burlew, humor that sneaks in some great characters and plot

By Katherine, member

Mar 25, 2011: A top-notch fantasy humor story, John Ball deftly weaves a fascinating world with hilarious dialogue and well-rounded characters.

Two loosely collected lands of city-states—the Lands of Light and the Lands of Night—have sworn perpetual war against each other until the victor takes all. But after the death of his brutal father, Shaddad, Mansemat resolves to take the path of peace and build a stable nation that isn’t interested in continuing war against the light-oriented Milesians. Indeed, outside of their night-themed trappings, Mansemat clearly rules a country where Dark is Not Evil and and their "loathsome lady" is more of Mother Earth deity than a horrifying demoness. Of course, most Milesians don’t know this—as evidenced by the na├»ve Justinian Sigma, a warrior monk who is sent to assassinate Mansemat—and is about to be very surprised by what he finds in the Lands of Night . . . 

If you like your fantasy on the lighter side but still want a story that has a little depth and characters that are extremely likable, I can’t recommend "Castle Terribel" enough. A must for fans of Terry Pratchett or Rich Burlew’s "Order of the Stick."

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CASTLE TERRIBEL

Piers Anthony meets the Adams Family!

By Al Bruno III, author of The Night Blogger: A Season In Hell

Jan 20, 2011: Excellent witty prose here. The author takes the tropes of a fantasy story, melds them with a family comedy and manages to sneak in some excellent world building to boot.

A recommended read.

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