Monday, July 10

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Accidental Sorcerer by KE Mills

Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard. Just not a particularly good one. He's blown up a factory, lost his job, and there's a chance that he's not really a Third Grade wizard after all. So it's off to New Ottosland to be the new Court Wizard for King Lional.

It's a shame that King Lional isn't the vain, self-centered young man he appeared to be. With a Princess in danger, a talking bird who can't stay out of trouble, and a kingdom to save, Gerald soon suspects that he might be out of his depth. And if he can't keep this job, how will he ever become the wizard he was destined to be...

My thoughts:
I actually tried this once, but I was so not in the mood for humour fantasy at that time. So I tried it again now. Oh, it has silly names in it, the main character tends to act like a bumbling fool and yes it's not to be taken seriously. I enjoyed it a lot. But I had to be in the mood for it.

Gerald is a wizard, sadly not a good one. But he has a good heart, he wants to be a wizard and he does not let those noble blood wizards put him down..well not too much. I liked him. He also has a talking parrot, and by talking I mean she has mouth diarrhea. She was quite the character.

The story takes us to another country where he becomes the court wizard (yes there is a story to that). The king is strange. The prince is weirder. And the princess dresses like a man.

It's light humorous fantasy. It's fun to read and I will read more. Quite a few things happen at the end that makes the next book interesting to read.


Paperback, 535 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Orbit (first published 2008)
Rogue Agent #1


Carole Rae said...

Good find! Sounds really good.

Blodeuedd said...

Book 2 one day then :)

Anachronist said...

Sounds nice!