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Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

Narrated by: Moira Quirk
Series: Thisby Thestoop, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Surrounded by all creatures gruesome and grotesque, Thisby Thestoop, the gamekeeper for the Black Mountain Dungeon, is getting roped into another job - saving the princess's skin - in the debut fantasy-adventure series by Zac Gorman, contributor to the hilarious Rick and Morty comic series.

In the absurd land of Nth, Thisby Thestoop can be found within the forlorn walls of Castle Grimstone, down the precarious steps of the Black Mountain dungeon, up to her nose in griffon toenails, gnoll spittle, and troll meat (to give to them, not made of them).

When the prince and princess arrive for a Royal Inspection, the much too good-looking Princess Iphigenia winds up lost in the tunnels of the dungeon - without her guards, her staff, or her younger twin brother - and it's up to Thisby to guide the princess safely past the hoards of minotaurs, wyverns, ghouls, and who-knows-what-else that would love nothing more than to nosh the royal highness for dinner.

Thisby Thestoop and Princess Iphigenia have a dangerous adventure ahead of them. If they're going to a rescue the missing prince, stop a mounting war, and keep safe all the creatures who call the mountain dungeon home, they'll have to learn how to trust each other.

Don't miss the first book in this rollicking new fantasy-adventure series from debut author Zac Gorman!

Zac Gorman is a cartoonist and author from Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a storyboard artist on the Emmy-winning series Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network) and was nominated for the Annie Award for Character Design for his work on Welcome to the Wayne (Nickelodeon). He wrote for the Rick and Morty comic series published monthly by Oni Press. Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain is his debut novel.

©2018 Zac Gorman (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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so much description - all excitement at the end

I got a bit bored all the thousands of monsters and descriptions. very well read

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  • 06-11-18

Fantastic

I absolutely loved this book! The story is excellent, and the narrator was perfect! Pick it up if you like Harry Potter.

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  • Aysha
  • 18-08-18

Beautiful narrating ... mediocre story

i usually enjoy reading books aimed toward younger audience but this one didn't live up to my expectations. Might be my fault for picking up a book solely for its cover. the first three chapters caught my attention as well as the illustration and it felt like it had a lot of potentials. the pace of the story afterward was soooo slow and i would've put the book down and give up on it if it wasn't for Moira Quirk beautiful narrating. even the final climax felt like it ended right after it started which was a shame.

Since this is Book 1 in the series and it was confirmed there is going to be Book 2 i can say honestly i wouldn't rush to buy Book 2 once it comes out, probably if i had nothing else to read then maybe.

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  • Heather R. Smoot
  • 15-06-18

Great, fun read

Great story. A fun, easy read. I loved the character of Thisby Thestoop. Audible narration added so much to the story. Narrator did a fabulous job!