Dark Lord of Derkholm

Dark Lord of Derkholm

Book - 1998
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Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688160043
0688160042
Branch Call Number: YA JON
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 24 cm.

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JCLBrownM Jul 09, 2013

This parody of the sword and sorcery genre is not only funny but also a commentary on commercialism and greed.

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LazyNeko
Sep 28, 2011

The idea of a fantasy world where real wizards and dragons are forced to act the part and put on shows for the benefit of an off-world tour is inspired, but the story was a bit too ambitious in scope. It was hard to keep track of all the balls in the air-- especially with so many griffin characters and subplots within subplots.

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LazyNeko
Sep 28, 2011

"I've had two little yellow cat-birds and one bigger brown one, and a stick-man and a stick-woman, and a little woman with yellow hair, and now you. Haven't any of you ever seen a dragon before?"

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