The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

4.5 stars, but we’ll round up to 5 bc it’s the holidays.

This was a juvenile, awkward, teenage-boy-pervy, laugh-out-loud good time. Gay Shrek. Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a cabaret.

Listen, either you have a huge, ridiculous, immature sense of humor or you will hate this book. It’s about a young wizard(‘s apprentice – I know, Gary. I know) on a quest to rescue a prince from a dragon. Accompanied by a hornless unicorn and a half-giant. It’s one silly situation after another – with some massively ribald sexual commentary. There’s plenty of heart and even some angst. But I spent much of the book smiling ear to ear.

I suspect I’m on the road to worshipping at the altar of Klune. I’m good with that. His two books that I’ve read so far have an insane amount of sweetness tempered with the perfect amount of goofy. I’m excited for more!

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