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The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. His halls are filled with his collection of fallen heroes and defeated villains, along with a few ordinary folk who were just unfortunate enough to draw Margles attention. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. Its a lot of work, but she manages, taking pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel.
Nessy finds herself surrounded by monsters, curses, a door that should never be opened, and one very deadly dark wizardess. Nessy doesnt have might or magic on her side; shes just a kobold: short, furry, and sensible. Her allies aren't much better: a voice without a body, an angry fruit bat, a monster under her bed, a wizard in a jar (or some of him, anyway), and a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple, people eater. It would be smarter to walk away, but taking care of the castle is Nessy's job, and thats just what she intends to do.If only she could find time to polish the silver while beating back the forces of darkness.
©2008 A. Lee Martinez (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By S. Friday on 06-07-11

Enjoyable!

I know the other reviewers have disliked the narration, but my 12 year old daughter and I are enjoying it and are finding the different voices and accents rather funny. The book has enough twists and turns to keep us looking forward to the next car ride to find out how Nessy will ultimately save the castle and its inhabitants.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kat on 06-17-11

Delightful!

This is such a fun and enjoyable listen. The story is as crazy as you would expect from A. Lee Martinez. The characters are so off the wall you can't help but love them. The book would not be nearly as much fun without the wonderful narration. The different voices are what really sets this book apart. As previously noted, if you don't enjoy imaginative narration then you won't enjoy this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By J. B. Connor on 01-25-17

interesting.

engaging characters and loved the concept. A younger audience (tens/teens) would love it. i wanted a few more chapters to see what happened after!

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By Mel M on 10-27-17

Just a delightful read!

This is my 4th A. Lee Martinez book. Each one has been different, and completely enjoyable. He has a wry and quixotic sense of humour, which suits my taste. Of course you have to be a Fantasy fan to enjoy the style. I found that it's important to take the time to listen carefully to get full benefit from them. I thought the narrator was excellent.

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