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by Steve Barlow (more about Steve Barlow) 1540/514 illustrated by Fiona Land
first published 2002
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 to 14 published by Collins Voyager
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, 
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
Another adventure about the Dark Forest and the city of Dun Indewood!
What happens?
Tym is a rather lazy boy who wants to become a wizard. He is apprenticed to a mean old wizard who uses him to keep the place clean and do the boring chores. So when the chance arises to become a wizard quickly Tym goes for it, only things don't quite turn out the way he expected and pretty soon he has left his village far behind, fallen in love with the Lady Zamarind, half killed her and set out with a thief 'who just wants to slit his weasand', to try to save his lady from certain death!
Is it easy to read?
Anyone who likes fantasy and humour will enjoy this.
Anything else?
At last another book from Barlow and Skidmore and it is brilliant. There is all the humour and silly asides which they gave us in Goodknyght! The strange creatures and inhabitants of the world of the Dark Forest are here, along with another unlikely hero who starts out as a lazy good-for-nothing and grows up during the story. I really enjoyed it and must try to reread Goodknyght again for another laugh! Brilliant stuff!
Other books by Steve Barlow include Goodknyght!, Paper Tigers, The Lost Diary of Eric Bloodaxe, Viking Warrior, The Lost Diary of Julius Caesar's Slave, The Lost Diary of King Henry VIII's Executioner, Trollogy.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Cities, towns and villages exist like islands in a green sea, while in the Dark Forest itself live hermits, wizards and all manner of creatures. Tym, apprentice to the local wizard, accidentally invents a new potion that causes them to move at incredible speeds - and with interesting side effects!
And what do you think?
me!!!, mine!!!
i loved this book its full of adventure and surprizes.Its the best book ive ever read,Well one of them anyway.
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