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Grim and Grimmer

It’s not easy to be a hero when your bum is the size of an airship and you’re bobbing around the ceiling, mocked by angry dwarves.

 

“The funniest horror story you’ll read in a long while – Ian Irvine is a master of fantasy and this is the best yet.” Good Reading.

 

  1. The Headless Highwayman
  2. The Grasping Goblin
  3. The Desperate Dwarf
  4. The Calamitous Queen

 

 

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The Headless Highwayman

The Fey Queen, Emajicka, is stealing the children of Grimmery for her Collection. She bathes in their nightmares to relieve her own. There is one nightmare she wants most of all.

If Ike had stayed home that Tuesday, he would not have been expelled from school, betrayed a princess or robbed a murderous queen. He would not have been tied to an insane imp desperate to eat his liver. He certainly would not have floated across a strange land on an impossible rescue mission, powered by exploding manure. Nor would he have tried to escape via that disastrous troll-bum door.

But can he ever escape the Nightmare Queen?

REVIEWS

“The Headless Highwayman is the first book in the Grim and Grimmer series from fantasy genius Ian Irvine, who manages to create a world which is believable, thrilling and funny all rolled into one.” Aussiereviews.com.

“Entertainingly written in an energetic, descriptive style. An extraordinary fantasy world. Fast and furious and very funny.” Reading Time.

“Irvine has great fun creating his world . Funny and fast-paced, Ike’s story reads briskly, leavened with a little horror and a dash of scatological humour. A fun adventure for upper-primary readers. Recommended.” Bookseller and Publisher.

“The fun explodes off every page.” Richard Harland, multi-award winning author of Worldshaker. www.richardharland.net

“A wonderful tale. Delightfully dark and delicious.” Jacq Ellem, www.hittheroadjacq.com

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The Grasping Goblin

The Nightmare Queen is hunting Ike and Mellie. A spell from forbidden Gobbeloon might stop her, but it won’t be easy to get. On the way Ike will be struck blind, forced to eat maggot soup and carried by an enraged demon, upside down with his bum hanging out, right across Grimmery.

Then he picks up a bolt of frozen lightning. Bad move.

Oh, yes, Ike dies in this story.

And he still can’t avoid the Nightmare Queen’s cruel vengeance.

In this excellent book you will encounter lunatics, night-gaunts, a punning rat and a compulsive liar. Not to mention the most cunning enemy Ike has ever faced – the wicked goblin, Aigo.

REVIEWS

The Grasping Goblin takes the two reluctant heroes on a very wild ride . very funny too, as well as dangerous, gory and grotty. A grand adventure.” Aussiereviews.com.

“Entertainingly written in an energetic, descriptive style. An extraordinary fantasy world. Fast and furious and very funny.” Reading Time.

“Irvine has great fun creating his world . Funny and fast-paced, Ike’s story reads briskly, leavened with a little horror and a dash of scatological humour. A fun adventure for upper-primary readers. Recommended.” Bookseller and Publisher.

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The Desperate Dwarf

It’s not easy to be a hero when your bum is the size of an airship and you’re bobbing around the ceiling, mocked by angry dwarves.

Mellie has stolen the unluckiest charm in Wychwold and can’t get rid of it. Pook has an insane plan to rescue the Collected children. The demons Nuckl, Spleen and Tonsil are after Ike’s innards. And the Fey Queen, Emajicka, is coming to tear out his worst nightmare.

Only Ike can save Grimmery. But first he has to win a contest with a lying, cheating scoundrel – the desperate dwarf, Con Glomryt.

REVIEWS

“I gasped and laughed my way through these three books. Not only are they full of gross bits that boys in particular love, they are action packed and have flawed but likeable characters. Children aged 10+ who love action and humour won’t be able to put these books down.” Dee White, Kids’ Book Capers.

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The Calamitous Queen

Emajicka is marching on Grimmery with an army of a million Fey. Can things possibly get worse?

Yes, they can, for Ike is all alone. Mellie has gone, attempting to pull off the perfect crime. Lord Monty is at war with his reattached head. The beautiful sprite Mothooliel wants to steal Ike’s eyeballs, and Grogire the firewyrm plans to kill him in the most disgusting way.

Can Pook and Ike free the Collected children? Will Ike discover the secret of the Gate Guardians and clear his parents’ names in time to save Grimmery? Or will Spleen and Nuckl finally feast on Ike’s innards?

Brace yourselves for a wild ride.

REVIEWS

“Fantasy genius Ian Irvine manages to create a world which is believable, thrilling and funny all rolled into one.” Aussiereviews.com.

“Entertainingly written in an energetic, descriptive style. An extraordinary fantasy world. Fast and furious and very funny.” Reading Time.

“Irvine has great fun creating his world . Funny and fast-paced, Ike’s story reads briskly, leavened with a little horror and a dash of scatological humour. A fun adventure for upper-primary readers. Recommended.” Bookseller and Publisher.

“The fun explodes off every page.” Richard Harland, multi-award winning author of Worldshaker. www.richardharland.net

“A wonderful tale. Delightfully dark and delicious.” Jacq Ellem, www.hittheroadjacq.com

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