Monday, 9 October 2017

The accidental sorcerer - KE Mills

Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard. Just not a particularly good one. He's blown up a factory, lost his job, and there's a chance that he's not really a Third Grade wizard after all. So it's off to New Ottosland to be the new Court Wizard for King Lional.

It's a shame that King Lional isn't the vain, self-centered young man he appeared to be. With a Princess in danger, a talking bird who can't stay out of trouble, and a kingdom to save, Gerald soon suspects that he might be out of his depth. And if he can't keep this job, how will he ever become the wizard he was destined to be...

My thoughts:
I actually tried this once, but I was so not in the mood for humour fantasy at that time. So I tried it again now. Oh, it has silly names in it, the main character tends to act like a bumbling fool and yes it's not to be taken seriously. I enjoyed it a lot. But I had to be in the mood for it.

Gerald is a wizard, sadly not a good one. But he has a good heart, he wants to be a wizard and he does not let those noble blood wizards put him down..well not too much. I liked him. He also has a talking parrot, and by talking I mean she has mouth diarrhea. She was quite the character.

The story takes us to another country where he becomes the court wizard (yes there is a story to that). The king is strange. The prince is weirder. And the princess dresses like a man.

Conclusion:
It's light humorous fantasy. It's fun to read and I will read more. Quite a few things happen at the end that makes the next book interesting to read.

Cover
meh

Paperback, 535 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Orbit (first published 2008)
Rogue Agent #1
Fantasy


34 comments:

  1. This does sound fun and I know what you mean about being in the mood.

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  2. never heard of satire fantasy, I think my husband would have a fit lol

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  3. I completely get you on needing to be in the right mood for some stories. Glad this one worked for you the second time around. I do love when pets are large parts of the story. I would think a talking parrot would be great. Did this bird talk, as in have a conversation, or did it just mimic like most parrots in the real world?

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I can not remember! I read it in the spring? Summer? Pretty sure it talked, and not just mimicked

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  4. This definitely sounds like a book that you have to be in the mood for. Glad it was more enjoyable the second time around.

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  5. Sounds entertaining and the parrot sounds interesting.

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  6. That's been happening to me a lot lately - needing to set a book aside for now but enjoying it later.

    Glad it worked better the second time around.

    For What It's Worth

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  7. Yea, the cover doesn't draw me in, but the humor does make me curious.

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  8. It sounds like fun even though I don't usually read this kind of books. :)

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  9. Mhmm not for me I don't think.

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  10. Glad to see that the second time was a charm.

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  11. This sounds silly and funny - probably not the kind of humor I'm looking for but I'm glad you had a good time!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  12. First time I hear about this one!

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  13. Humorous fantasy is so hit or miss with me. I'm glad this one was good.

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  14. This sounds like a good one when you are looking for light and fun. Thanks. :)

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