Wednesday 26 October 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: The 13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The 13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison.

From Amazon:

Drake Finn has just met the Horsemen of the Apocalypse but is that really the end of the world? Pratchett meets Python in this dark comic fantasy with plenty of action, perfect for 11+ boys

Drake is surprised to find three horsemen of the apocalypse playing snakes and ladders in his garden shed. He’s even more surprised when they insist that he is one of them. They’re missing a Horseman, having gone through several Deaths and they think that Drake is the boy for the job. At first he’s reluctant to usher in Armageddon but does being in charge of Armageddon have to spell the end of the world?

An apocalyptic blend of riotous comedy, heart-stopping action and a richly imagined fantasy adventure.

Why I can't wait to read it:

I have to be honest, originally, after reading the description, I had this down as a maybe. But then I found this poster and thought, hey, awesome sense of humour AND quoting Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen? In the words of a fabulous speaker I saw last week, you'll do for me, Barry!

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