The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

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Daw Books, 1996 - Fantasy fiction, English - 299 pages
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Satirical observations on the characters, settings, and narratives found in fantasy literature presented as a guidebook in dictionary format.

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A cute, funny little reference guide. - Goodreads
Good to flick through and laugh at and for reference. - Goodreads
Jones points out every cliché of Fantasy writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - George - Goodreads

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland is an amusing little book, examining all the tropes that can be found littering the fantasy genre, and it does so with a droll sense of humour. The guidebook AZ ... Read full review

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User Review  - Duncan - Goodreads

Very funny send-up of fantasy tropes in the form of a travel guide. Best read as a companion to Dark Lord of Derkholm, a story about the bureaucratic/logistical side of arranging for real-worlders' "tours" into the fantasy world (sick dragons, mercenaries on strike, etc.). Read full review


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