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  1. says:

    Evoking the dry humor of Terry Pratchett and absurdist trope subversions of Monty Python Gibson flips the classic fantasy setupthe story is clever twisty and bursting with sidesplittingly funny one liners Fantasy fans are guaranteed a laugh Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEWReleasing 121520 To pre orderDirect from Publisher paperback Kindle Noble all formats this the best mediocre comic fantasy about a self styled legendary bard a

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    A rock giant a Ratarian wizard a half elf and a dwarf halfing walk into a bar The Part About the Dragon was Mostly True is another humorous romp from Sean Gibson I would expect nothing less from an author whose worlds are

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    This is not the first work I'm reading by my friend Sean Yup that's right I'm totally flashing about my I know the author card I could go on to brag about our friendship being as epic as Heloise's adventures but that might not be a

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    You know those times when you come back from a hard night of singing for your beer having flashed a smile to melt not just your cohort's hearts but whole drunken villages?Yeah me either but Heloise doesAt least that's what she keeps telling us This book is exactly what I needed Funny smart and enough made up words like turdkey complete with a full etymology to keep me roaring with barely concealed snickers and a belly full of bad puns not t

  5. says:

    My main issue with this genre of fantasy comedy is that often than not all the promised wit shines at you from

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    Writing a review of a book can sometimes be as daunting as heading out on a uest to slay a dragon so I’m going to approach this one like the 38 year veteran gamer I am and write it with the assistance of my trusty gaming dice and a pre prepared set of reviewing statementsRight let’s do thisThis book is a rolls dice deeply affectionate parody of the sword and sorcery fantasy genre While it’s rolls dice not uite in the same league as

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    I couldn’t wait to read this book a new adventure from a character Heloise who I really enjoyed in the book The Chronicle of Heloise Grimple I have been waiting for a long time to read a story about her and I finally received this ARC from

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    I received this book from the author is the expectation of a fair unbiased review Which is what follows as I don’t wish to be turned into a glorphidHeloise is just as beautiful smart and courageous as ever just ask her Oh yeah she has join

  9. says:

    Okay my fellow readers of the fantastic the fantasy and the fun don’t miss this epically epic We have a band of adventure

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    Originally published at RisingshadowSean Gibson's The Part About the Dragon Was Mostly True is one of my favourite fantasy books of the year It's a delightfully humorous and highly enjoyable story about a dragon attack and its aftermathThe events of this novel take place in a world called Erithea The story begins with a classic version of what happened with the dragon in the villagetown of Skendrick This beg

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Sure you think you know the story of the fearsome red dragon Dragonia How it terrorized the village of Skendrick until a brave band of heroes answered the noble villagers' call for aid How nothing could stop those courageous souls from facing down the dragon How they emerged victorious and laden with treasureBut even in a world filled with epic adventures and tales of derring do where dragons goblins and unlicensed prestidigitators run amok legendary heroes don't always know what they're doing Sometimes they're clueless Sometimes beleaguered townsfolk are hapless than helpless And orcs They're not always assholes and sometimes they don't actually want to eat your childrenHeloise the Bard Erithea's most renowned storyteller at least to hear her tell it is here to set the record straight See it turns out adventuring isn't easy and true heroism is as rare as an articulate villager Having spent decades propagating this particular myth which incidentally she wrote she's finally able to tell the real story for which she just so happened to have a front row seatWelcome to Erithea I hope you brought a change of undergarments things are going to g. This is not the first work I m reading by my friend Sean Yup that s right I m totally flashing about my I know the author card I could go on to brag about our friendship being as epic as Heloise s adventures but that might not be a good idea make you guys too jealousI first met Heloise along with some of her entrepid friends here on GR in a series of adventures where we readers could choose how the story would continue I had heard of games doing that but not of books so I was intrigued So when I heard about the half elven bard getting her own well deserved book I had to sign up for an ARC of courseDespite the jealousy invoking friendship between me and Sean my opinion of this book is brutally honest anyone knowing me knows that the adjective brutal basically describes everything I do and in no way a bought opinion Sean only now got the book deal he wouldn t be able to afford meFor those here who are living under a rock somewhere behind the moon the book is about an adventure the aforementioned half elven bard Heloise has and let me tell you that the ahem dragon is not the worst here as we also get downright stupid human village town councils and other encounters that are deliciously ridiculous Gandalf might have famously said Flee you fools but the name of the game here is LAUGH at the fools DAnd laugh I did Not only is Sean s writing here crisp and full of zingers it also has a very nice flow to it that transports us from one mishap to the next letting us witness certain people stumble from here to there and back again No it is not high fantasy Instead it is the kind of story you share with friends around the fire until you all suffer from APITBFLTM acute pain in the belly from laughing too much look it up it s a certified ailment So do I recommend this book And if so to whom No The word recommendation won t cover what I m gonna do to anyone refusing to buy read and praise Sean s book and I don t even get protection money hm my Italian side of the family must be very disappointed right now No seriously if you like humour sometimes light sometimes silly sometimes wonderfully evil as well as a wild assortment of what fantasy creatures are ACTUALLY like when there is no PR making them appear like uber heroes this book is for you Read it I know you ll love it or else P

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The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True (Mostly) True (Heloise the Bard #1)

Et messy ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE PART ABOUT THE DRAGON WAS MOSTLY TRUEEvoking the dry humor of Terry Pratchett and absurdist trope subversions of Monty Python Gibson The Chronicle of Heloise and Grimple flips the classic fantasy setup of a ragtag band of heroes on a uest to slay a fearsome dragonGibson’s story is clever twisty and bursting with sidesplittingly funny one liners Fantasy fans are guaranteed a laugh Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW“Sean Gibson’s The Part About The Dragon Was Mostly True is the rare book that is full of action and excitement but is also a natural effortless extension of the writer’s humor and personality I felt like I was reading a version of Lord of the Rings by way of Joss Whedon only funnier and with Rock Giant poop jokes” – Scott Weinstein Author of Team of Steves and Weekend Update Co Producer Saturday Night Live“Friends and foes alike what we have here is a genuine ripsnorter Come hither lords and ladies and revel in the hijinks laden misadventures of the strangest band of bumbling heroes this side of a discarded Monty Python sketch Think Pratchett and Tolkien only with an avalanche puns and. You know those times when you come back from a hard night of singing for your beer having flashed a smile to melt not just your cohort s hearts but whole drunken villagesYeah me either but Heloise doesAt least that s what she keeps telling us This book is exactly what I needed Funny smart and enough made up words like turdkey complete with a full etymology to keep me roaring with barely concealed snickers and a belly full of bad puns not to mention a desire to go back and watch some Monty Python LOVE these zingers It s like MP had a baby with JRRT but without all the endless fascination with food and alcoholOH Wait It IS endlessly fascinated with food and alcohol And pronouns Giants are sensitive you know

Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Sean Gibson

Potty humor; enter for the comic fantasy and linger for the playful tone winking asides and obscure geek approved references Long live Rumscrabble Tooltinker and his merry mates” – Eric Liebetrau Managing Editor Kirkus ReviewsSean tells stories with the smirk of a mischievous child a child that's smarter than you and somehow knows every word in the English language and probably a few others he made up The strange and funny fantasy world he creates in The Part About the Dragon Was Mostly True is full of puns and smirks and gentle elbows in your ribs You'll be charmed and drawn in from the first few pages Peter Martin Senior Editor The Strategist NY Magazine “This is a book What You told me to be honest wait why are you making air uotes when I say ‘honest’ And why are you getting out your knife” – Rumscrabble Tooltinker Unlicensed Prestidigitator“Urk kunk grummh nuk kur grubble knuck” – High Chieftain Gnurk Blurglesplick of the Orcs of the Gloom Forest Hey they can't all be complimentary“Undoubtedly one of the best books I’ll never read” – Kenneth the Pretty Okay Sometimes Wandering But Usually Sedentary Minstre. Okay my fellow readers of the fantastic the fantasy and the fun don t miss this epically epic We have a band of adventurers led by the glorious Heloise Well maybe not led so much as went along with She is the magnificent Bard who relates the whole story truthfully well maybe not completely true It s hard to find words that rhyme you know They set out to slay the dragon no matter what kind of dangers they may face This is a tremendously fun book that will take you on a trip with a fun group of misfits This book would make an excellent tv show Hello Netflix If only I knew important people