Book Review: The Winter Riddle by Sam Hooker

 

Publishing Date: November 2018

Publisher: Black Spot

ISBN:9781732400702

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.7/5

Publisher’s Description:  In this updated version of Sam Hooker’s humorous dark fantasy novel that’s a perfect holiday read, The Winter Riddle destiny calls on an unlikely hero to save the North Pole. The Winter Witch would have been more than happy to be left alone entirely, and that’s exactly the sort of person who sticks out like a sore thumb when destiny goes shopping for heroes. Destiny has a nose for a bargain. Why pay full retail for a willing hero who’s all biceps and tally-ho?

Review: If you like a narrative that embraces “The Princess Bride, Monty Python and A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“, then you will love the Winter Riddle. A fantasy realm with despotic rulers, wizards, sarcastic familiars, Norse Gods and Santa!

I really enjoyed this novel, mainly for the characterization which is set within a lively moving story line. The Winter Witch is just too funny/snarky for her own good and is rivaled in sarcasm by her crow familiar…..Redcrow. I really hope we get more tales of the Winter Witch to add some levity to a genre gone mostly romantical.

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