2012/04/01

Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold! by Terry Brooks

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Title: Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold!
Author: Terry Brooks
Narrator: Dick Hill
Series:Magic Kingdom of Landover Book #1
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Fantasy
Year:1986
Acquired:Library
Ranking: Back it Up

Summary:  
 Book One in the Magic Kingdom of Landover Series Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything. Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow - but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor. To put a final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective Kings of Landover to a duel to the death - a duel which no human could hope to win. The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn...

My Thoughts: 
 I was not that sure what to expect from this book. I would never put a light comedy and Terry Brooks together, especially with his epic Swords of Shannara series. It was a pleasant surprise that I stepped into with the  Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold. It has a great balance of comic relief and adventure in this book.


The cast in this book, I have not quite read before well...Terry Prachett, but that is a different ball game.This is a perfect first read for my challenges(Once Upon A Time and A Humor in It All). This book anyone can read from a fantasy genre addict or somebody that just wants to wade into a fantasy world.


I will be continuing this series in NEAR future. I sure am glad for Good Reads recommendations..;)


If you have read this book, what were your thoughts this book?
 
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4 comments:

  1. That's one of the things I absolutely love about this book--I can recommend it to anyone, even people who normally wouldn't read fantasy, because it is light and fun.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. I can see why it is one of your favorite books..:) I am glad that I decided to read this one by Brooks.

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  2. The series only gets better!
    (unless you read it backwards)

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    1. :) That would be interesting reading a series backwards. I never did that before..lol.

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