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Before his death, Elfo discovered that he wasn't actually an elf, but a half-elf. His father Pops the Elf was about to reveal the truth, only for Dreamland to attack Elfwood.

His mother's identity wasn't uncovered. The other big mystery left hanging by the finale was who kidnapped Luci before Queen Dagmar turned Dreamland to stone. It's likely to be the exorcist Big Jo, who tried twice through the season to kill Luci — even though the last time we saw him, he was buried alive under sand. One thing's for sure, season two will have more Futurama or The Simpsons references like the one in the season one finale.

Disenchantment is now available to watch on Netflix. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Type keyword s to search. Related Story. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From Features. The first quarter is hilarious and full of jokes and witty lines whilst the remaining three quarters, whilst having the odd fun chapter, largely take on more a serious tone. Whilst both bits work, there is an obvious difference between the two bits and it feels a bit odd.

Still, this was very enjoyable. There are some hilarious jokes, some silly fantasy ideas and also some genuinely good and original ones. There's kings and magical swords and ogre and elves and dwarves and dragons and pretty much everything else you would expect from a book like this. It's not as good as the work of Terry Pratchett but it is good fun. View 1 comment.

Aug 17, Tom Loock rated it liked it. I've read — and enjoyed — a couple of Robert Kroese 's Mercury novels, so this was an easy choice. My guess would be that the author realised h I've read — and enjoyed — a couple of Robert Kroese 's Mercury novels, so this was an easy choice. My guess would be that the author realised he could not carry the humour with the story line he was following. Furthermore, the alternating story lines past and present do not work for me.

At times, it takes a page or so to figure which one it is and linear storytelling would have been better. Finally, I'm not sure about the ratio between contents and length, it certainly does not feel right. I like Kroese's writing though and will read more of his books. Maybe, just maybe my review is influenced by the fact that I read this during an unpleasant hospital stay This book is a silly story of King Boric who dies in a silly accident. Instead of ascending to Avendoor as he believes is his right, he finds his spirit stuck to his physical corpse by his sword, presumed to be cursed.

After a nasty crash to the ground from the top of the tower, he is able to reinhabit his body, albeit in the form of a rotting, stinking, undead wraith. Disenchanted is his story of trying to get to Avendoor by visiting the Witch of Twyllic, retelling the story of how he killed th This book is a silly story of King Boric who dies in a silly accident. Disenchanted is his story of trying to get to Avendoor by visiting the Witch of Twyllic, retelling the story of how he killed the Ogre of Chathain, visiting threfelings related to halflings, they are three-fifths the height of humans , elves, and dwarves.

Eventually Boric finds out that his perception of the wraith situation has been wrong this entire time, and he sets off to right his wrongs. And also kill some stuff.

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This book is funny, witty, and well-written. Robert Kroese is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read another book by him. Aug 27, Timothy Ward rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobooks , Funny and light hearted fantasy that reminds me of the joy of when I first started reading fantasy, but told in a way that laughs at itself.


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Short review on this one since it's been awhile and want to get something in. I enjoyed this, and find Kroese a very talented author who can weave humor in with a strong plot. I did finish and liked the presentation enough to pick up the second book, but that's my reason for 4 s Funny and light hearted fantasy that reminds me of the joy of when I first started reading fantasy, but told in a way that laughs at itself.

I did finish and liked the presentation enough to pick up the second book, but that's my reason for 4 stars instead of 5. It is still a very good book, there was just a little lull before the climax. The audiobook is done well, so I recommend that version if you like. The second book is better, and really his blend of humorous fantasy is unique and worthwhile.

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Jun 10, Gary rated it it was ok. I'm afraid I found this book to be uninspiring and somewhat lacklustre. I was hoping for a sword and sorcery outing that would be amusing but well written in terms of characters and plot but this one fell short in all departments. I suppose it was just too thin on humour and quality in comparison to many of the books I've read in this genre.

Not recommended. View all 7 comments. Oct 05, Matt Hull rated it liked it. It started off very funny then the comedy died down quite a bit. Over all I enjoyed the book. By all accounts, he was an even bigger badass after he died.

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But for Boric, death was just another bullet point on his already impressive ass-kicking resume. Boric was the king of a middling kingdom called Ytrisk before death happened to Ser Badass. Boric is more than ready to take his place. A beautiful Eytrith on a great Wyndbahr a great white winged bear arrives to give him his final and ultimate achievement. I knew this book started life as a serial and had seen things about it here and there. However, it never struck me as a book I wanted to read.

However, since I did love The Palace Job, I was very open to reading this book if it Kindle thought I might enjoy it for the same reasons. This book makes use of the humorous footnotes that Discworld uses, as well. However, it definitely can make its reader chortle in the same way The Palace Job does. He appreciates things like smarts and ingenuity in people.

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He thinks the elves are assholes yeah, his actual words, and brofistthey kind of are , but he thinks they design some fantastic items. I liked Boric, even when he was being an asshole. Most of the characters in this book are assholes in their own way. Each race presented has their strengths and weaknesses and their own ideologies about each other. Elves think humans are ridiculous, but they can appreciate how enterprising humans are. Most seem to be helpful toward one another despite what they dislike about one another, which may feel a little unrealistic for some.

Another thing I liked about this book was, just as with The Palace Job, it poked fun at many fantasy tropes without being pretentious or feeling the need to pound it into my head that he was making a funny there. I will say I see this less in speculative fiction than some other genres. And again, while the ending was a little neater than I expected, I did like Kroese managed to make everything come together in the end. I definitely recommend the audiobook.

This is my first time listening to a book by Phil Gigante and his narration was amazing. Things like that can be easy to NOT get in an actual book. So, I highly recommend listening to it! Jun 16, Huw Evans rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , humour. King Boric rules his kingdom with as much wisdom as he could inherit until the desire to wear a warm coat that doesn't itch takes him to war with his neighbours and his death by a stab in the back from a well paid assassin. At this point his afterlife becomes complicated; his corpse being unwilling to relinquish his sword condemns his spirit to become a wraith.

He is moderately pissed off and determines to use all his wraithly energies to to find out who has cursed him and to get it undone. The King Boric rules his kingdom with as much wisdom as he could inherit until the desire to wear a warm coat that doesn't itch takes him to war with his neighbours and his death by a stab in the back from a well paid assassin. The fact that sunlight causes him post mortem pain gives him plenty of time to relive his past as he lurks under a tree or in a cave.

To discuss the plot any further would introduce spoilers that would detract from the enjoyment of the book. It is obvious from the plot that Kroese is well read within the realm of fantasy; there are references throughout the book to many writers spot'em if you can but he manages to stay on the hommage side of the fence rather than pastiche.

The humour varies from the subtle to the strained and is often funnier in the situation than the dialogue, possibly because there is a surreal edge to the storyline. There are elements of forgiveness, love, redemption and the obligatory twist at the end gives a genuine interest to the story. The pacing to the story is swift. If there is one fault it is that the Boric foregoes the suspicions that have kept him on the throne for many years and takes all the information he gleans at face value.

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For the stories sake this is is just as well, but a little corroboration of the details he is given would have added an extra level and an extra star. I have never read anything by Robert Krause before. I look forward to reading more. If you enjoy Pratchett, Holt, Adams, Rankin and Gaimnan then here is a less mature, but equally enjoyable, addition to the ranks Nov 20, Francis S.

I'm not a big fan of fantasy novels mostly because they end up seeming like anemic imitations of the greats like LOTR and TCON but that did not stop me from picking this book up in its serialized Kindle book form. For one because I enjoy Kroese's writing and for two I knew it was to be a send-up of fantasy novels. Now I must admit that judging from Kroese's other works I totally expected to like this book. And while I was not disappointed I must say I was also impressed which I'm not so sure I w I'm not a big fan of fantasy novels mostly because they end up seeming like anemic imitations of the greats like LOTR and TCON but that did not stop me from picking this book up in its serialized Kindle book form.

And while I was not disappointed I must say I was also impressed which I'm not so sure I was expecting. Kroese pack-jammed his story with all the requisite beasts and man-like species expected in such stories while still making it coalesce into a 'believable' narrative within his created world. And rather than using his humor to make me disdain such books even the more, I ended up thinking maybe I've given the serious versions of such stories short shrift and maybe I should give them a second chance.

So am I saying that Disenchanted Dis Enchanted? Probably more 2. This was a very easy story to read, more so in the later chapters where there were fewer punchlines hitting you around the head. This book started out as a 'comedy', though for me it was trying far too hard and it seemed like that was a joke or punchline every couple of sentences. Though reminiscent of Terry Pratchett in terms of style the result was a bit of a mess really, in my mind at least.

As we got further into the book serialised, or Probably more 2. As we got further into the book serialised, originally released in six fortnightly episodes the humour was brought to heel a little, and the story itself was allowed to come through more. Feeling sad and unhappy. Translator tool. Sign up now Log in. From one day to the next: the language of change. June 26, Cambridge Dictionary. Meaning of disenchanted in English. Thesaurus: synonyms and related words Feeling sad and unhappy down in the dumps idiom a dog's life idiom a long face idiom be cut up idiom be down in the mouth idiom be in a funk idiom broody dog doleful dour downcast downhearted melancholic moody mope mope around somewhere morose upset woeful wretchedness.

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