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Or ‘The movie Jim Henson never made but should have. As for the idea of talking animals, I am sort of on a borderline with that idea. I generally do not like spin off series either I do not believe I have ever read a Star Wars book.
Then I started picking up some of his tie-in novels, and I ended up with the first two Spellsinger books, and I recently thought, what the heck, and I gave the first one a try. Jun 09, Rob rated it really liked it.
I don’t know why I decided to reread this but I’m glad I did. Our main PoV character is Jonathan Thomas Meriweather – a pre-law student who is a bit of a stoner and amateur musician Published first published October It is probably more suited to the young adult market, but then by the time one gets to being a young adul, the whole concept of talking animals simply seems to be a little childish, despite Foster attempting to m Off to fight a baby carriage 4 February It appears from looking at some of the reviews that the concept of anthropomorphic animals wearing clothes is something more for children and teenagers as opposed to adults, however I would hardly call the Spellsinger series a children’s book.
However, Narnia was originally written for children not to say that adults don’t enjoy them while it is very clear, especially from the antics of Mudge the Otter, that this series is not. Heroes are likeable, and a plot is quite sound.
The Marxist dragon alone is worth the price of admission. There are some clever turns, though the first book doesn’t stand on its own as a complete story really, it is the set up for the series, and the first few steps in the quest and the first fumbling attempts of the main character, JonTom becoming a true Spellsinger sort of a magical troubadour more or less.
Just take it for what it is and enjoy the silly little thing.
The Paths of the Perambulator
Not really sure how to rate this book, it is decades after the original publication date so different times comes different expectations. Mudge, who considers Jonathon Thomas’ full name to be too long-winded, nicknames him Jon-Tom.
So, when Clothahump searches the universe between clouds of cof open minded concoctions looking for a powerful magical engineer, Jonathan-Thomas Meriweather -w Narnia meet Ted’s Excellent Adventure. However, as a way of concluding the series it doesn’t do so well. Jon-Tom discovers his aln 4 February Well, this is the last of the Spellsinger books that I have read, though another two have been released since, however I am highly doubtful that I will ever read them.
Other books in the series. An avid world traveler, he chronicles some of his own adventures in the wild in his memoir Predators I Have Known The only sketchy parts for this one were two places where the humor bits were predictable.
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This is the fifth book of the spellsinger series. Karie Newman rated it really liked it Apr 25, Jan 24, Dodekuv rated it liked it. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Unfortunately, he has considerable difficulty learning to control the magic and the results are somewhat unpredictable, but usually still useful.
The titular Perambulator is a well conceived “big evil” character and all the way through I was wondering what beast from Jon-Tom’s world it would be. Jul 04, Ensiform rated it liked it Shelves: Dazu muss ihm jedoch der passende Song einfallen.
I’m looking for images of Clothahump to use on a pathtag, perhaps. So, when Clothahump searches the universe between clouds of cof open minded concoctions looking for a powerful magical engineer, Jonathan-Thomas Meriweather -who until then was trying to relax about his thesis smoking pot- ends in a forest in front of a giant otter dressed as Disney’s Robin Hood reject Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources. The book is about how a pre-Law student at UCLA, Jon-Tom, is transported to the other world because the turtle wizard Clothahump is looking for a powerful magic user from our world, and believes that he needs the services of an engineer.
Want to Read saving…. This interest is carried over to his writing, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City inbut raised mainly in California. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This is basically a single story split over two books His main advantage is that he discovers he is able to wield the power of a spellsinger, a mage who can use songs to cast spells. Be the first to ask a question about The Time of the Transference.
Reptilien werden eher als Nutztiere oder als Essen angesehen. I read this as a teenager.
Ein bisschen Sorge machte ich mir schon, als ich das erste Buch anfing zu lesen. What could have been more apt for me than a story about a fish-out-of-water human with hidden magic talents, transported to a strange and hostile land. It is unclear why this is the case speolsinger she joined him on his original adventure and one would think that she Jon-Tom discovers his home 4 February Well, this is the last of the Spellsinger books that I have read, though another two have been released since, however I am highly doubtful that I will ever read them.
Many of the primary characters in each of the books spwllsinger appear for that volume; however, there are a number of characters who appear in the majority of zpellsinger series.
Picket and Nickum are never mentioned after book six. In the first book, Spellsinger, the spellsunger Jonathan Thomas Meriweather, also known as Jon-Tom, is a prelaw student with pretentions to rock stardom, who is innocently smoking pot when he’s The following summary was taken from the TV Tropes Wiki entry on the Spellsinger series, and slightly modified.
Jul 04, Ensiform rated it it was ok Shelves: Some passages I liked: I really am a fan of anthropomorphic animal stories, and this one really did have something.