Imagine if they built Jurassic park, but it instead revolved around the Fantasy World, a sort of Middle Earth. This would be your guide book or what tImagine if they built Jurassic park, but it instead revolved around the Fantasy World, a sort of Middle Earth. This would be your guide book or what to expect. IT IS HILARIOUS!!!! After reading this book you will realize how similar all fantasy genre books are and how many cliches can be found in them. For example:
"CLOAKS are the universal garb of everyone who is not a barbarian. It is hard to see why. They are open in the front and require you at most times to use one hand to hold them shut. On horseback they leave the shirtsleeves arms and most of the torso exposed to wind and weather."
"SWORDS that give signals. This class of sword heralds the approach of enemies by: ... C) shining with unearthly light or bursting into flame. This causes at least two kinds of trouble. In the first place, if there are ten enemies to one of you, you will certainly want to hide rather than face them, but the activities of your sword will rapidly betray your hiding place." (Think LOTR and Frodo's sword)
"HORSES. Much research into how these exemplary animals come to exist has resulted in the following: no mare ever comes into season on Tour and no stallion ever shows an interest in a mare; and few horses are described as geldings. It therefore seems probably that they breed by pollination."
I HIGHLY recommend this book for any Fantasy reader. It will have you laughing out loud!...more