Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming eBook – Bilb-weil.de

A riotous new fantasy series that will challenge the funniest the field has to offer from the creator of the bestselling Amber series and one of the genre s legendary humorists Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world But his evil plans go far astray


10 thoughts on “Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming

  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Yes, you see it right it is a book written by Roger Zelazny and I gave it just one star As to the plot it was so bad I just shamelessly copied a sentence from the book blurb Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world The less is said about it the better.Roger Zelazny is a Master of sci fi and fantasy with a capital M If you have not read anything from him run, do not walk to the nearest Yes, you see it right it is a book written by Roger Zelazny and I gave it just one star As to the plot it was so bad I just shamelessly copied a sentence from the book blurb Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world The less is said about it the better.Roger Zelazny is a Master of sci fi and fantasy with a capital M If you have not read anything from him run, do not walk to the nearest library and grab Lord of Light and The Great Book of Amber as well as anything else he wrote Robert Sheckley might not be as well known, but he wrote funniest sci fi fiction in the genre I advise going to Project Gutenberg and checking out his short stories, most notably One Man s Poison and Bad Medicine A word of warning you might laugh till it hurts while reading them So these two collaborated on a fantasy series I was very excited to find this book and was ready for my mind to be blown away It was by the fact how bad it was A boring story coming from Zelazny no less , pathetic attempts at humor coming from Sheckley no less , two dimensional stale characters need I go on I would be the first one to admit I am being too harsh here This book is worth 2 stars by my own rating standards The reason for the lowest rating is that any single work these guys wrote by themselves is miles ahead of this sorry excuse for a book They themselves set the plank so high I was sure they were incapable of writing bad books Boy was I wrong In case you are wondering whether the next book of the series is better I could not finish it and have no desire to do so


  2. Robert Kemp Robert Kemp says:

    Memorable and hilariously original I read this book while I was studying Grimm s Fairy Tales and that may be the perfect way to experience the story It was really fun to hop back and forth between the old school fairy tales and their modern parody With the world being as dark as it is, it was really refreshing to read a story poking fun at the idea of good and evil.If the state of the world is getting you down pick up this book


  3. Liz Liz says:

    This book could have been a whole lot better Okay, so basic principle is that there s a contest once every millenium between the forces of Dark and Light The entry that ends up influencing the world the most wins its side the right to have thepredominant charge of man A demon, Azzie Elbub, decides to enter this contest to create a fairytale gone wrong But bureaucracy gets in the way, time and time againThe biggest problem here was that I couldn t work out how this one little fairyta This book could have been a whole lot better Okay, so basic principle is that there s a contest once every millenium between the forces of Dark and Light The entry that ends up influencing the world the most wins its side the right to have thepredominant charge of man A demon, Azzie Elbub, decides to enter this contest to create a fairytale gone wrong But bureaucracy gets in the way, time and time againThe biggest problem here was that I couldn t work out how this one little fairytale would have any bearing on the universe The difficulties Azzie runs into are funny, sure, but the thing is, he gets into them and out of them in the blink of an eye It s so episodic He never really gets personally inconvenienced, and there s neverthan one thing going wrong at a time What s worse, the events don t culminate into something massively big The humour is present, but, considering what it is, it s not obvious the way it should be Random dashes of blood, gore and sexual references also contributed to its unfunniness.The characters seemed to be jerked about on strings There was no development to them, and Ylith they spelt her as Zlith on the cover and Babriel were rather insipid.Despite all of that, it was entertaining Two stars


  4. Catherina Zhecheva Catherina Zhecheva says:

    A little slow in the beginning, but once all of the characters are introduced, the fun begins I find this trilogy original and witty, it reminds me a bit of Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman.Still, the ending was a somewhat disappointing, as were most of the climatic moments With all the fuzz, you would expect aspectacular closure to the major conflicts There were several moments in the book, where I didn t feel convinced, I know it should be funny, not authentic, but I felt like the A little slow in the beginning, but once all of the characters are introduced, the fun begins I find this trilogy original and witty, it reminds me a bit of Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman.Still, the ending was a somewhat disappointing, as were most of the climatic moments With all the fuzz, you would expect aspectacular closure to the major conflicts There were several moments in the book, where I didn t feel convinced, I know it should be funny, not authentic, but I felt like the author was just being lazy and not really thinking about the situation or how his characters would react, he was just giving us easy explanations, so the story would continue And I have read all ten Amber related books and I know this is not how Zelazny does stuff, so I have decided it s Sheckley s fault.Love the book though D


  5. Jim Jim says:

    Well, once again I tried reading Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming Millennial Contest, 1 by Roger Zelazny Robert Sheckley No go I like both authors separately might like them together, but the book is supposed to be humorous I just don t find it funny I managed maybe 100 pages just put it down from sheer lack of will to pick it back up Well, once again I tried reading Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming Millennial Contest, 1 by Roger Zelazny Robert Sheckley No go I like both authors separately might like them together, but the book is supposed to be humorous I just don t find it funny I managed maybe 100 pages just put it down from sheer lack of will to pick it back up


  6. Mark Mark says:

    Two authors collaborate on a bit of fluff Both authors are fine writers so the individual sentences flow smoothly but overall the book never develops a heart It reads like a bunch of concepts they found funny while drinking together, but after the drinking bout neither took enough ownership to create a sharp point or graceful story arc for the book.


  7. Nighteye Nighteye says:

    Funny at times and enjoyable, a bit macabre at times but a fast nice read Not particularly found of reading about demons but this worked.


  8. Dru Dru says:

    I could go on a diatribe of great length about this book, but I believe the point will be made if I keep this short and sweet This book reads like a 4th grader wrote it Nuff said.


  9. Candice Candice says:

    Oh now this was just an utter deLIGHT There are sequels Be right back.


  10. Alazzar Alazzar says:

    I knew Roger Zelazny was my favorite author the moment I read the Amber series, but that was back when I didn t do a whole lot of reading, so I never really delved into his other works I ve since started checking outof his stuff, and the title and back cover of this book werethan enough to get me sucked in.For starters, Zelazny s voice is like no other Even if one of his stories were dull, I m pretty sure I would enjoy it just because of the way he writes His characters are always I knew Roger Zelazny was my favorite author the moment I read the Amber series, but that was back when I didn t do a whole lot of reading, so I never really delved into his other works I ve since started checking outof his stuff, and the title and back cover of this book werethan enough to get me sucked in.For starters, Zelazny s voice is like no other Even if one of his stories were dull, I m pretty sure I would enjoy it just because of the way he writes His characters are always witty, his narration always top notch.That being said, I found myself flying through this book simply because of the voice in which it was written As far as the plot and characters go well, there were times when I felt largely unnecessary things were happening just to make the book a little longer A lot of occurrences seem somewhat random, but I was OK with them because they were still a delight to read since once again I just can t get enough of Zelazny s writing.The concept is great a demon trying to win a contest that involves doing the most evil deeds imaginable, only to run into every perceivable problem along the way , but it seems like there just wasn t enough content to warrant this being a full length novel or at least not one of this size Or maybe I m mistaken, and I just haven t taken enough time to digest the story yet this is what I get for logging onto Goodreads immediately after closing the book.I was dangerously close to giving this book 5 stars, but ended up settling on 4 As far as the plot and characters are concerned, it s probably not a 5 star book Yet I was drawn into longer reading sessions with this book than I have been in a lot of other books I ve rated 5 stars So, in a way, I enjoyed this book eventhan some books I ve rated higher, but I realize that from a storytelling standpoint, it s probably not quite as good though, don t get me wrong, it s still pretty damn solid.Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming definitely isn t the first Zelazny book I d recommend to someone, but that doesn t keep it from being an enjoyable read from start to finish