Reviewed: July 16th, 2022
Released: May 21st, 2020
Genre: Gaming Fantasy/Humour
Two heads are better than one.
Three can be a real pain in the arse.
We are Og-Grim-Dog!
We have been loved and reviled! We have been the Hero of the Hour, the Darkest Villain, and everything in between! We have saved this world and travelled to worlds beyond it!
You think you can distil the life of Og-Grim-Dog into some words on a page?
When a stranger visits their inn, the regulars are in for a surprise. Did their Landlord really come here from Gal’azu—the dangerous, edgier province to the east? Could it be that his stories, so fanciful and fantastical, were episodes from his previous life?
When their Landlord is persuaded to have his life story recorded for posterity, the surprises come thick and fast. Just like his regulars, you too can learn how a three-headed ogre came to be a hero. Unlike them, you don’t stand to be killed if it all goes wrong…
Helen’s thoughts: 4/5
Clever book, based on the D&D gaming quests where a three-headed ogre goes off to solve a mystery by joining a mixed band of adventurers.
Laugh out loud humour, clever references that the characters themselves often missed, loved the names of the taverns, all suggestive and lewd but funny, but there’s no crude vocabulary if that is a concern.
Og-Grim-Dog himself is the star. The banter between the three heads is wonderful, and the co-ordination it takes just for him to be able to manouvre himself about takes some planning and practice.
A quick fun read, well written and you’ll enjoy it more if you’re into LitRPG games as you’ll get the D&D references, but even so, it will make you laugh.
About the author:
Jamie has always loved a good story, whether real or imagined. He grew up in the south of England before moving to the north, where he worked as a history teacher. He still lives there with his wonderful family, but now spends his time writing, mainly about people hitting each other with swords.
You can connect with him at his website, jamieedmundson.com
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