Swashbucklers by Dan Hanks - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780857669384
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Published: Angry Robot - November 9th, 2021

Part fantasy, part adventure, part horror, and a lot of humor cover the pages of this novel. Our hero (question mark) Cisco comes back to his hometown 30-odd years after that Halloween and the "gas leak" which he knows was not any old gas leak. In fact, it was not a gas leak at all, but a dead ghost pirate hell bent on taking over the world. But nobody wants to believe him. Even his best friends from that time. But now their past has caught up with them again when a toy rabbit attacks and kills a man and seeing is believing. Even if the seeing shows talking gnomes, killer stuffed toys and a blow-up Father Christmas attacking the center of the city. Now Cisco and friends (30 years older, parents, and having to do the school runs) are told by a talking fox of all things, they are chosen to fight again. Cisco is all ready to save the world from impending doom. That is, if he has some warning so he can find a babysitter. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette