The Count of the Living Death (The Chronicles of Hildigrim Blackbeard)
Count Leopold always wondered about the strange chest sealed with three magic locks. His father warned him never to mention the Box—nor pry into the secret chamber where it was kept. Now the Box has begun speaking to Leopold, begging him to find the key and undo the hateful locks. If he does... show more
Count Leopold always wondered about the strange chest sealed with three magic locks. His father warned him never to mention the Box—nor pry into the secret chamber where it was kept. Now the Box has begun speaking to Leopold, begging him to find the key and undo the hateful locks. If he does so, it promises him to fulfill his every desire, even offering him the hand of the forbidden—and forbiddingly named— Lady Mary Bianca Domenica de Grassini Algarotti. However, before unfastening the third lock he catches a glimpse of something unspeakable inside—and turns to the only man who shared his father’s secret, the legendary Conjurer-Magician, Hildigrim Blackbeard. A man who, if the stories are true, will exact a terrible price in return for his service.
Publish date: 2013-10-08
Publisher: Joshua Grasso
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
This was a quick, humorous read. It wasn't quite what I expected when I started reading, but after the first couple of chapters I was hooked. Mary was so take charge and I loved how she handled herself with the dragon. She was probably my favorite character in the book, followed by Ivan. I have to ...
I am so glad that I read this book, adventure, love, dragons, magic and outwitting death are all woven together in this fantastic tale.Count Leopold has a strange locked chest that is calling to him...literally. He listens to the voice in the box and unlocks the first two locks, but hesitates on th...
What do all the things noted in my title have to do with this work? Well, of late I have read a couple of fantasy-comedies. This seems to be a new sub-genre of fantasy—at least it is not one of which I previously had been aware. In any case, kudos to those—like Joshua Grasso—who have taken to this c...