I’m a history nerd, and history jokes (á la Horrible Histories) is one of my biggest joy in life. Another one is fantasy and witty lines. Add a book lover in there to and there’s a huge chance I will love that book.
This book is complete bonkers, I don’t what other word to use to describe it. Like the book is divided into two parts, and the first part follows the true story pretty well. Or, as well as it can with all of the different things and the stuff that the author has to put in there to fill in the blanks.
The story is set in 16th century England and as the young King Edward VI lies facing death, with a power vacuum waiting to happen. But unlike in the reality where it was between the Catholics and Protestants here it’s between Verities and E∂ians. Now I hear you wonder what in the world these two things are. Well E∂ians is humans that can transform into animal form while Verities can not. So there’s no question about why they hate the E∂ians.
I was a little bit afraid, but in the end it turned out the feelings had no ground. The story was so funny and never took itself to serious.
I saw somewhere this person saying that the book had this Monty Python feel to it, and I have to agree. I mean, at one point in the story one of the character actually tells the other “Your mother was a hamster and you father smells of elderberries”, which is a famous quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
If you can’t tell, I just love this book and it was so much fun to read it. So if you got the chance to read it, do it! :3