Most fantasy takes itself very seriously, so it's always refreshing to come across something that's just light-hearted fun. I enjoyed the author's previous comedy outing, 'Smite Me, Oh Dark One', as well as both his full-length fantasy books to date, 'An Exercise in Futility' and 'Harbingers of Mortality', so this was a must-buy for me.
story features the eponymous monster hunter, his two-headed talking
axe, a shape-shifting gnome, a retired hero, an oracle and a god or
three, as well as a whole galaxy of monsters, and... well, no, I don't
think I'll spoil the surprise by saying any more about it. It's laugh
out loud funny, and if some of the jokes fall a little flat, it's partly
because they arrive so fast it's hard to keep up. Recommended for
anyone depressed by reading too much of the grimdark and gritty realism
which infests the genre these days. Four stars.