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No Country for Old Gnomes (#2 Tales of Pell)

Kevin Hearne Delilah S Dawson

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Miscellaneous
07 January 2020
Adventure; Fantasy; Myth & legend told as fiction; Humour; Epic Fantasy; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Fairy Tale; Magic; Questing & Adventure; Humorous Fantasy; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Animals
Series: Tales of Pell
Go big or go gnome. The New York Times bestselling authors of Kill the Farm Boy welcome you to the world of Pell, the irreverent fantasy universe that recalls Monty Python and Terry Pratchett. A complete delight, as fluffy and fun as The Lego Movie and as heartfelt as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. --Locus War is coming, and it's gonna be Pell.

On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty.

On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else.

It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen's world is turned upside down--or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts--from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets to a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than with his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses--all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. These adventurers never fit in anywhere else, but as they become friends, fight mermaids, and get really angry at this one raccoon, they learn that there's nothing more heroic than being yourself.

In No Country for Old Gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne lovingly tweak the tropes of fantasy and fairy tales. Here you'll find goofy jokes and whimsical puns, but you'll also find a diverse, feminist, and lighthearted approach to fantasy that will bring a smile to your face and many fine cheeses to your plate.
By:   Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781524797799
ISBN 10:   1524797790
Series:   Tales of Pell
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   07 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Delilah S. Dawson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Phasma, Hit, Servants of the Storm, the Blud series, the creator-owned comics Ladycastle and Sparrowhawk, and the Shadow series (written as Lila Bowen). She lives in Florida with her family and a fat mutt named Merle. Kevin Hearne hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of A Plague of Giants and the New York Times bestselling The Iron Druid Chronicles series.

Reviews for No Country for Old Gnomes (#2 Tales of Pell)

Hilarious . . . Dawson and Hearne present another puntastic adventure set in the universe of their Tales of Pell series [with] laugh-out-loud trials, tribulations, and wanderings of a completely new band of endearing eccentrics. --Booklist No Country For Old Gnomes is good fun, full of laughs, clever details, and characters . . . in whom you may see a little of yourself. --Elitist Book Reviews [A] hilarious new fantasy comedy. --Bustle A complete delight, as fluffy and fun as The Lego Movie and as heartfelt as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. --Locus


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