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Kill the Farm Boy


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Kevin Hearne hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of A Plague of Giants and the New York Times bestselling series The Iron Druid Chronicles. Delilah S. Dawson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Phasma, Hit, Servants of the Storm, the Blud series, the creator-owned comics Ladycastle and Sparrowhawk, and the Shadow series (written as Lila Bowen). She lives in Florida with her family and a fat mutt named Merle.


"When you put two authors of this high caliber together, expect fireworks. Or at least laughs. What a hoot!"--Terry Brooks

"Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne have rigged up an absurdly funny fantasy riff on the Chosen One story, and it had me laughing from literally the name of the first chapter. Kill the Farm Boy ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett and is not to be missed."--Chuck Wendig

"A rollicking fantasy adventure that upends numerous genre tropes in audacious style, the first installment of Dawson and Hearne's Tales of Pell series is a laugh-out-loud-funny fusion of Monty Python-esque humor and whimsy la Terry Pratchett's Discworld."--Kirkus Reviews "Dawson and Hearne's reimagining of a traditional fairy tale is reminiscent of William Goldman's The Princess Bride and William Steig's Shrek! Irreverent, funny, and full of entertaining wordplay, this will keep readers guessing until the end."--Library Journal "The hilarious parody novel by New York Times best-selling authors Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne is one of the brightest reading selections of the summer, and its deliriously fun tone and satirical embrace will have you laughing out loud until strangers begin to look at you oddly."--SyFy "Kill the Farm Boy is a smart comedy, not only because it skewers modern tropes with a deft but direct hand, provides twists and turns to what should be a classic quest, or has representation in sorely needed ways, but because Dawson and Hearne know exactly when to dole out the humor amidst all this deconstruction of narrative. . . . Under Dawson and Hearne's meticulous care and curating, [the characters] become nuanced, complicated, and human."--Tordotcom "[Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne] wanted to make fun of the typical 'white male power fantasies, ' and in that, they succeed, with their heroes all characters of color and/or falling somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella."--Publishers Weekly "Silly fun."--Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star "A fantasy saga with a sense of humor . . . The book is fun to read and clearly was fun to write."--Asheville Citizen Times "Dawson and Hearne do a fantastic job of giving each character their own voice. . . . These characters are imbued with respect and humanity. . . . Modern sensibilities, engaging humor, fantastic characters, and a ripping yarn."--SFFWorld "Take every fantasy trope, every dungeon crawl, every fairytale stereotype and put them in a bag, smash the bag with a hammer, then dump out the pieces and you get Kill the Farm Boy. It's a romp of a book, with clever turns of phrase, goofy characters, a quest they don't realize they're on, all while poking fun at every fantasy book you've ever read. Terry Pratchett would be proud. . . . Simply fun to read."--Elitist Book Reviews

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