And now, Day Two! Next up on the hit list, we’ve got The Mystic Accountants, the second book in The Banned Underground series. The Banned’s hilarious adventures continue in this book as they set out to obtain a new throne for Lakin, Archlord of the Helvyndelve:
In the mist-haunted Dwarf Mansion, the Banned Underground has played another gig. But this time the feedback has blown the Throne of the Mountain King apart, and the Banned must find a replacement on pain of, well, pain. The junior dark lord is out for revenge, if his satnav doesn’t keep him from following the band. Grizelda, the off-white witch and occasional aunt to the teenagers, is busy with some mad monks who want to conquer the world, starting with Wales.
Maybe Dai, the drunken dragon, can help? Will the Tuatha stay out of the pub long enough to render assistance? If not, Jailhouse Rock looms for the Banned Underground…
Once again, the jokes fly fast and furious. There’s a lot going on in this book, between the Ben Buddhists who are trying to take over the world, Grizelda and the teenagers who are trying to stop them, the dwarves in search of a throne, and the Watches out to stop them. But it never feels bogged down in details. The pace is lively and keeps right on moving. As with the first book, I couldn’t put it down.
And of course, there’s a rockin’ soundtrack. After all, what good is a book about a band without some classic tunes thrown in for good measure? Between the music jokes, the politician jokes, and the satnav jokes, this book had me cracking up so often I think my husband was beginning to worry that I really was cracking up. (No worries on that score – I’m just as sane as I ever was. Which is to say, not very. :D)
All in all, this was another wonderful book from the lovely Mr. Jones. Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow – I’ll be visiting with the author about books, the Banned, and more!
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6 thoughts on “The Banned Underground: The Mystic Accountants”
This book sounds hilarious! That is so important to at least have one or two “make me laugh amidst the fiction” sort of books. I am so glad you found this one! Thanks for a well written review.
Thanks for stopping by! It really is a hilarious book, as are the others in the series. There are four available at the moment – you should definitely check them out. They’re great fun! 🙂
I wish I had time to read between business and my two very young children. Sounds like a good one.
I’ve got four kids ages ten, nine, two, and one – I read on my phone in spits and spurts. The whole series is available in both hard copy and e-book formats, and I find the e-reading format easier to juggle with little ones about (I say that having devoured the entire Harry Potter series in hardback while on maternity leave with my third child). Between working and writing my own books, I have little time to read, too, but I try to squeeze in a few minutes a day to read something. The Banned Underground books are well worth making the time to read.