Dark Lord of Derkholm

Dark Lord of Derkholm

Book - 2013
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Querida, High Chancellor of Wizards' University, has received numerous complaints about Mr. Chesney's Pilgrim Parties and attempts to use the gentle Wizard Derk and his family to end them.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780575075368
0575075368
9780007507573
Branch Call Number: j JON NVD
Characteristics: [509] p. ; 24 cm

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JCLBrownM Jul 09, 2013

This parody of the sword and sorcery genre is not only funny but also a commentary on commercialism and greed.

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LazyNeko
Sep 28, 2011

The idea of a fantasy world where real wizards and dragons are forced to act the part and put on shows for the benefit of an off-world tour is inspired, but the story was a bit too ambitious in scope. It was hard to keep track of all the balls in the air-- especially with so many griffin characters and subplots within subplots.

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LazyNeko
Sep 28, 2011

"I've had two little yellow cat-birds and one bigger brown one, and a stick-man and a stick-woman, and a little woman with yellow hair, and now you. Haven't any of you ever seen a dragon before?"

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