'This is a must-read for those who grew up in awe of The Phantom Tollbooth...Holt achieves near-perfection in his new comic fantasy.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review
'Exceedingly clever and funny.' RT Book Reviews
Same as the Old Evil, but with better PR.
Mordak isn't bad, as far as goblin kings go, but when someone, or something, starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms it puts his rule into serious jeopardy. Suddenly he's locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a calorie-controlled diet.
Helped by an elf with a background in journalism and a masters degree in being really pleased with herself, Mordak sets out to discover what on earth (if indeed, that's where he is) is going on. He knows that the truth is out there. If only he could remember where he put it.
A witty fantasy novel of good, evil and everything inbetween, from one of Britain's best-loved comic writers - perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams.
Books by Tom Holt:
Walled Orchard Series
The Walled Orchard
J.W. Wells & Co. Series
The Portable Door
In Your Dreams
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard
You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps
The Better Mousetrap
May Contain Traces of Magic
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages
When It's A Jar
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
The Good, the Bad and the Smug
Expecting Someone Taller
Who's Afraid of Beowulf
Here Comes the Sun
Faust Among Equals
Odds and Gods
Paint your Dragon
Wish you Were Here
Alexander at World's End
Snow White and the Seven Samurai
Nothing But Blue Skies
Song for Nero
The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
An Orc on the Wild Side
Uniquely twisted . . . cracking gags - Guardian
Gratifyingly clever and very amusing - Mail on Sunday
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.