No Country for Old Gnomes

No Country for Old Gnomes

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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"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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524797775
Branch Call Number: FIC DAWSO
Characteristics: xiv, 392 pages
Additional Contributors: Hearne, Kevin


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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 08, 2020

For folks who like their fantasy on the silly side, this will not disappoint. Good fun.

JessicaGma Jul 30, 2019

I thought this was better than the original conceit of Kill The Farm Boy, and that was quite fun. The characters were great and the jokes and other clap backs to the original were just perfection. It's a hoot.

IndyPL_JosephL Jul 27, 2019

Yet another fantastically anachronistic story full of modern references mashed on top of your basic fairy tale adventure. While this book is technically a sequel to the first book in the series "Kill the Farm Boy," this story can easily be enjoyed on its own since the first story's characters play only a small role in the larger story.

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