Synopses & Reviews
The first three books set in Zamonia the mythical land created by Walter Moers, whose work has been compared to J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein have achieved raucous critical acclaim and created hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans here and all over the world. Now Moers returns with a fourth "relentlessly whimsical" fantasy (Library Journal).
Praise for Walter Moers
"Incredible level of imagination, stunning artwork, twisted, wild, brutally humorous Moers as a storyteller is a true original, a one-off whose sensibility and talent cannot be duplicated. Absolutely magnificent."
-Jeff VanderMeer for Omnivoracious
"Equal parts J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein."
"This is a children's book for adults who want to remember the joy of youth, but want more complexity."
"Cheerfully insane. Remains lively and inventive right through the final heroic battle between good and evil."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Moers's great strength, as evidenced by the multitude of characters he presents, is his creativity. Less a text and more an imagination on paper."
"A yarn of drollery, deeper meaning and sheer lunacy."
The fourth book in the beloved Zamonia series by Overlookas bestselling Walter Moers
The first three books set in Zamonia (the mythical land created by the genius of Moers, whose work has been compared to J. K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein) have achieved raucous critical acclaim and created hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans everywhere. Now Moers returns with a fourth arelentlessly whimsicala fantasy (Library Journal).
When Echo the Cratas mistress dies, he is compelled to sign a contract with Ghoolion the Alchemaster. This fateful document gives Ghoolion the right to kill Echo at the next full moon and render his fat, which he hopes to brew into an immortality potion. But Ghoolion has not reckoned with Echoas talent for survival and his vast ability to make new friends.
Moers presents the fourth relentless, whimsical ("Library Journal") comic fantasy set in the mythical land of Zamonia.
About the Author
Walter Moers is the author of The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo, A Wild Ride Through the Night, The City of Dreaming Books, and The Alchemaster's Apprentice, all published by Overlook.John Brown is the award-winning translator of Walter Moers, Michael Ende, and many other German writers.