Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: The Brothers Cabal

The Brothers Cabal The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

And now for something a little different to treat us happy members of the Cabal Cabal - a story largely narrated not by the great necromancer Johannes, but by his slimy, disgustingly vampiric brother, Horst. Most of the time, we get to hear Horst's tale, with Johannes (on his sickbed) interjecting with interludes and footnotes along the way. We're getting a little more Fforde-like with this book, which expertly blends elements and plot points from all three of its predecessors in surprising ways as it merrily leads the reader on another gleeful danse macabre.

Despite the exceedingly rude messages left at the end of this book - particularly around its Nice Epilogue and Nasty Epilogue - I'm game for another Cabal misadventure, whenever that'll come along.

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