Allen, Son of Hellcock

Allen, Son of Hellcock

3.26 (34 ratings by Goodreads)
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The son of the greatest barbarian who ever lived
is thrust into a quest that, frankly, he'd rather sit out.

Long before darkness descended upon the
realm, Mungletown was protected by noble heroes led by the great loin-clothed
warrior Hellcock. So fearsome was his might that . . . well, actually, a dragon
eats him on page nine. But never mind that! Years later he's still hanging
around as a ghost to cajole his disappointment of a son, Allen, into taking up
the mantle and becoming a proper heir to the Hellcock legacy. But Allen prefers
a simpler life of eating sandwiches, drawing his own pretty terrible comic
books, and being afraid to talk to girls. When Kaarl, the son of Hellcock's
retired nemesis Lord Krong, attacks the town to break up the monotony of
peacetime, only local rabble-rouser Madeleine stands up to him. In a desperate
bid to impress her, Allen decides to get Hellcock's old band of adventurers back
together and take the fight to Kaarl. Without much of a plan or any useful
skills, what happens next is quite painful to witness.

From the comedic minds of Will Tracy
(The Onion, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) and Gabe Koplowitz
(VICELAND), ALLEN, SON OF HELLCOCK has it all: washed-up sorcerers and
swordsmen, terrifying horse-donkeys, sensitive ogres, fashionable elves, ornery
minotaur landlords, an exceedingly polite retired despot, a black-hearted but
oddly lovable villain, an idealistic young woman who's the only one with any
brains, and a would-be warrior who can't seem to escape his own hackneyed
destiny . . .
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Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 173 x 259 x 15mm | 463g
  • NY, United States
  • English
  • 194087808X
  • 9781940878089
  • 2,391,297

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FREAK SUGAR -- Lovingly pokes at fantasy tropes while embracing and revering them for what they bring to the table. ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE -- Tracy and Koplowitz fill every page with fun moments, over-the-top action, and nods to many things fantasy lovers love. BLEEDING COOL -- Funny and poignant. FORCES OF GEEK -- I was only two pages in when I realized this might be the funniest book of the year. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY -- Takes you on a fantastical journey that includes everything from horse-donkeys to fashionable elves.
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34 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 12% (4)
4 32% (11)
3 32% (11)
2 18% (6)
1 6% (2)
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