The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by: Diana Wynne Jones
Because it’s a lighthearted, tongue in cheek guide book to the dark and grim world of Fantasy.
Because it’s a lighthearted, tongue in cheek guide book to the dark and grim world of Fantasy. Oh, did I say that already?
Because this is the kind of writing that pervades the book:
ARMY – There are strict Rules about this. Only bad KINGS and the DARK LORD are allowed to raise an Army at the start of a [story]. This will always be vast in numbers…The GOOD are allowed to raise a proper Army to combat the bad one only when it is almost too late…The Rules also state that the two Armies are very evenly matched, although the Good Army is only about half the size of the other one. Do not worry, however, if you find your side apparently defeated. Your Army may be killed to a man, but Good will triumph all the same.