Simply The Quest

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BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)
  • October 17, 2018


Elliot and Virgo‚Äôs troubles are far from over: death-daemon Thanatos and his scary mum are at large and determined to destroy the world. As even more immortal allies and enemies emerge, Virgo and Elliot must learn how to be heroes …

My Thoughts

This is a madcap, laugh out loud funny whirlwind of a story. I absolutely loved it. I've had the print version on my 'to read' pile for a while, but decided to try the audio book because it is performed by the author herself which I always think is brave (and sometimes foolish). Happily, Maz performs the story brilliantly - nobody could possibly have done the job better. I listened while walking my dog Rumpole and now we're both exhausted - I kept saying, 'just one more circuit' so I could find out what happened next. This is what Rumpole thought of his extended walk:-

I haven't read any of Maz Evans' other books, and I know I am late to the Who Let The Gods Out? series, but I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is hysterical and very very cleverly done.

If you're heading off in the car this weekend, try the audio version for the whole family. But make sure you're going somewhere six hours and fifty nine minutes away or you'll be driving around and around the block for hours when you get there!

My copy of Simply The West will now go a local school library as part of the fabulous BookBuddy initiative. If you are a teacher, or a prolific reader with books to spare, do check it out and help to share the joy of reading.

Treat yourself and get a copy of Simply The Quest here:-

Local Library

Local Bookshop

Buy online here




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