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Og-Grim-Dog: The Three-Headed Ogre

(Me Three #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Two heads are better than one.
Three can be a real pain in the arse.

We are Og-Grim-Dog!
We have been loved and reviled! We have been the Hero of the Hour, the Darkest Villain, and everything in between! We have saved this world and travelled to worlds beyond it!
You think you can distil the life of Og-Grim-Dog into some words on a page?
When a stranger visits their inn, the re
Published June 15th 2020 by Rarn Publishing
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May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Ogre-sized stars
for a badass old-school type of humorous fantasy with a quirky modern twist.

ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you Jamie Edmunson. This was one hell of a ride!

Two heads are better than one.
Three can be a real pain in the arse.

Meet Og-Grim-Dog - the Landlord of The Flayed Testicles and an Ogre of Three Heads.

We are Og-Grim-Dog!
We have been loved and reviled! We have been the Hero of the Hour, the Darkest Villain, and everything in between
Catrin Russell
Og-Grim-Dog! What a champ!

So, I've spent a few nights now at the Flayed Testicles, and I have to say - I found myself thoroughly entertained! This book was relatively short, but it's full of adventure(ing), swearing, alcohol consumption, looting, and the splashing of holy water, so what could ever go wrong?

I loved the world-building, and how Og-Grim-Dog begins by telling his story from somewhere in the middle, yet somehow still from the beginning. I liked the twist this provided, as well as th
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spfbo6
This one has lots of in-genre jokes, and lots of jokes in general, and some hit better than others. Og-Grim-Dog is The Landlord - the innkeeper at The Flayed Testicles. Business as usual one day until a man with parchment and pen declares that he knows who Og-Grim-Dog is and that he is there to hear the story of their life and record it as told by the ogre.

They start in the middle, like ya do, and tell of the time that they went dungeon crawling with a group of adventurers and the shenanigans t
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly fun read! At 150 pages, if you're looking for a fun fantasy to give yourself a few chuckles from life, then this is the prescription.
Og-Grim-Dog is a three headed ogre, thus the three names,one for each head. Og, Grim, and Dog all have different personalities, but work well with each other; they have to. At any rate, they go on a Dungeon and Dragon like journey to solve a mystery about recent dungeon raids. What ensues is a hilarious cast of characters, with lots of fun and contempo
Rosalyn Kelly
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This humorous fantasy was a quick, easy-going read which poked fun at fantasy tropes, cast a jovial eye over some of the more annoying aspects of modern life and had a number of tongue-in-cheek fantasy book community jokes.

​It follows the tale of the three-headed ogre Og-Grim-Dog who is a landlord in a bar called the Flayed Testicles. A stranger convinces him (them?! Three heads, 1 male body) to recount his tales of adventure from pre-landlord days. All the regulars listen intently as Og-Grim-D
Sep 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very easy read.

Only thing wrong with this book is that it's far too short of a read.

Apart from that I enjoyed it.

Lots of genre in jokes.
3.5 stars.
E.G. Stone
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is a great comedic fantasy, a satirical commentary (and associated adventure) on the genre. Basically, our hero is a three-headed ogre who is doing his best to figure out why his dungeon is being over adventured. So he goes to join a band of adventurers and find out. This book is well written, seriously entertaining, and has something interesting to say about the whole genre, including such things as discrimination against ogres for adventures, the annoying bureaucracy that goes along ...more
John Pepe
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Og-Grim-Dog was an entertaining, humorous, satirical book that was lighthearted, fun, yet carried some great messages: friendships, working with others not like yourself, needing others in order to be successful, and standing up for others even when they are different. It had an old school Dungeons and Dragons feel that I loved. The story was engaging, it had excellent prose, was easy to follow, flowed well, and I found myself needing to finish to find out the mystery at the end. I highly recomm ...more
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this fun book which is like a LitRPG book but is not a game but a story, I loved the bawdy names of the pubs, they are so funny and the great three headed ogre, our main character whose three heads talk to themselves and express different emotions. I also loved the fact that so many political issues were handled so beautifully in this book making a fantasy read into something deeper and worth thinking about as many issues mentioned are those we face on a daily basis today. The g ...more
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is definitely one of those books that you aim to finish in a sitting. Prepare to be utterly overwhelmed with in your face humor from characters beyond our mere mortal imaginations. Very pleasantly surprised at how quickly this author immersed me thoroughly into this storyline. I felt like one of the tavern patrons hanging on every word told. What a wonderful introduction into this three in one phenomenon! All my reviews are always voluntarily written.
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2020-reads
Rating: A

*pretends it isn't obvious that the author is English*

Og-Grim-Dog is an incredible novella that pulls inspiration (imo) from The Name of the Wind's style of storytelling while actually being fun and interesting. And woke af. Og-Grim-Dog (OGD from here on out) is a story about the titular ogre running a tavern in the human world. One day a writer comes to his tavern to record his exploits. Formerly a resident of the Darkspike Dungeon, OGD is tasked by the Orc Queen Krim to find out why t
Amanda Markham
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
What if you crossed Shrek with Zaphod Beeblebrox (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), added another head and put him in a Dungeons & Dragons-type world?

You’d get Og-Grim-Dog: The Three-Headed Ogre, not quite as grumpy as Shrek but, you know, heading in that direction.

Og-Grim-Dog is a fun, light-hearted dungeon-raiding adventure, reminiscent of the *Forgotten Realms books in the 1980s, if you’re as old as me and remember that time before electricity when we had to boil tallow to make our own can
Andrea Stoeckel
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
" But know this, failure on your part will result not only in your death, but the death over every man, woman and underaged drinker in this inn"

And with that challenge Og-Grim-Dog begins a tale for "the Recorder" that weaves a bit of Shrek with JRR Tolkien along with a dash of old school Dungeons and Dragons and Zelda all seen through the eyes of the kid in the basement who does nothing but play video games. Og-Grim-Dog tells a fantastic story of the trek through paperwork and discrimination to
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Why, by the twenty-three circles of fiery Gehenna" would someone not want to read about a charismatic three-headed ogre! This was a fun read! An adventure for the in unadventurous, well until you become an adventurer.. The three-headed ogre, and Jamie Edmondson, of course, spins a fantastical humorous tale, solves a mystery and has you laughing along the way. Og-Grim-Dog shows in a light and entertaining way that everyone is different and everyone has their place in the world, one simply has to ...more
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun, and hysterically funny read you won't be able to put down. Giggles, chuckles, and guffaws, this book kept me laughing all the way through. There are plenty of unexpected twists in the plot, from bureaucratic red tape, to the unforeseen display of capitalism at its .. finest(?). The compelling, and funny characters engage in amusing, intelligent, and very entertaining dialog which makes it nearly impossible to put this book down. Fantastic book, I loved it!

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Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully anti-traditional!

I love a story that can take what's expected and properly yank the rug from under it and this is honestly one of the best examples I have ever seen! An intelligent, not always bickering three headed ogre? Check. New twists on old tropes? Check! Jokes that tickle you in all the right ways without being blatant? Check! Story that reels you in and leaves you happy yet ready for more! Triple Check!
dennis youngblood
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A three headed over storytelling bartender!! A tender hearted one, who knew? Until you make them mad...they are an over after all! Sent out on a mission only to find a mystery inside adventure! If you love laughing, solving mysteries, laughing, making new friends and laughing then this is definitely the book for you and all your friends!!
Christine Marie
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a unique way to tell a story. A 3 headed ogre and a landlord of the Flayed Testicles, tells their story of a great adventure dungeoneering with the most unlike group.
This book had me giggling like a school girl at some parts and others had me at the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next.
Kerry Smith
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Need an amusing book to while away a wet day

Og-Grim-Dog is a brilliant adventure tale in which The Three Headed Ogre joins a band of Dungeoneers/Treasure Hunters to find out whose being killing off local orcs.
Throughout the book there are amusing allusions to major fantasy novels and characters which makes Og-Grim-Dog the entertaining and fun read it set out to be.
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely one different type of story for me. I didn’t know what to expect, but loved it from the start.
Stephen Mitchell
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I almost gave up on the book in the first few chapters, I felt the author was trying too hard. I'm glad i continued as it turned into a good story with good characters. ...more
Gale Osborne
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced,action packed story with lots of humor and great characters.I really enjoyed it.
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Very enjoyable read - a must for any Dungeons and Dragons players.
Lisa  Maughan
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The main character Og-Grim-Dog is fabulous. A mixture, of grumpy, sarcastic, funny, rude, kind. Each head has it's own personality which makes the story fun. The names of the places they visit are hilarious, the situations they get into during their adventures is comical. You will get to meet not only the three-headed ogres. But many other fantasy type characters that are along for the adventure. If you enjoy a giggle whilst going on an adventure I think you may like ...more
Cully Mack
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ogres and awesomeness didn’t mix, until now!

Og-Grim-Dog had me with its opening line! It was night-time at The Flayed Testicle.
For a relatively short book, it packs some epic punches from its wit and humour to its critique of political correctness, bureaucracy, discrimination and other polarising themes.
This is an enchanting read. I loved Og-Grim-Dog. Never in my lifetime did I think I’d say I loved an ogre! The author brings him/them to life with expert characterisation, each head, Og, Grim a
C.F. Welburn
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read much comedic fantasy since my teenage Terry Pratchett days, and then last year's Orconomics, which pleasantly surprised me. Well, I'm happy to report that Edmundson has pulled off another delightfully humorous romp with Og-Grim-Dog, the first in his new series about a three-headed ogre. The concept itself intrigued me, and I was not disappointed.
Opening with a tongue-in-cheek parodying of The Name of the Wind, the tale unfolds as an accounting of the ogre's former exploits; and w
Jun 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
This had potential for me, the main character is really original, I like how he gave each head a different personality and the plot seemed pretty original. I was really thinking it was going to be "witty funny" rather than "silly funny", but it ended up being really silly.

The fantasy world is basically set up like a mmorpg, like World of Warcraft, there are a bunch of adventurers running around sacking established dungeons and there's even a guild where you get a permit to sack a dungeon. I can
Jonathan Miguel
Jan 08, 2021 rated it liked it
I liked Og Grim Dog.

But misfortune made it so that I read orconomics first, so the noverty that this book might have had was lost by that other first experience.

OGD is very digestible and one of those very short books with few surprises that are the equivalent of fast food but for literature, if you crave a dose of dungeon running with a bit of humor to it you cant go wrong with OGD and to Edmunson´s credit, the three headed ogre is a protagonist unlike any youve seen before.

I dont know if its i
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Bit of Fantasy Fun!

This was quite a fun, inventive idea and story. The fact that Og, Grim, and Dog share one body, but have distinct personalities, and the way that they interact with each other is great. Jamie keeps things moving at a great pace and some of the situations that OGD and his friends are quite hysterical. My only complaint, if anything, is that some scenes seemed to jump from one to the next without transition. This kept things moving along, but I can see where this could hav
Brad Theado
Couldn’t finish. The book is well written I just don’t enjoy the voice of the narrator. Tried to hard to be like Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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Jamie has always loved a good story, whether real or imagined. He grew up in the south of England before moving to the north, where he worked as a history teacher. He still lives there with his wonderful family, but now spends his time writing, mainly about people hitting each other with swords.
You can connect with him at his website, and follow him on Twitter @jamie_edmundson


Other books in the series

Me Three (4 books)
  • Og-Grim-Dog and The Dark Lord (Me Three #2)
  • Og-Grim-Dog and The War of the Dead (Me Three, #3)
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