Have Frog, Will Travel: Book Review

Have Frog, Will Travel
(The Banned Underground: Book 6)
By Will Macmillan Jones

"Tolkien Meets Spinal Tap!" More speculative fiction from The Banned Underground collection: Grizelda the off-white witch is forced to speculate about her future in fiction when the Dark Lord tempts her with his cookies, and threatens her with eviction from her cottage if she doesn’t join The Dark Side.

Tempted, Grizelda sets off on a journey of self-discovery, but whatever is she likely to find, apart of course from a few frogs?

Is it Good to be Bad? Or is it Bad to be Good? Or could there be a Third Way? Frogs, Vampires, and assorted Witches all have a different view on her predicament; and the only certainty is Grizelda’s uncertainty … and the usual stream of gags, one-liners and slapstick jokes provoked by her thoughts on philosophy.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Review: The Dark Lord has hatched his best (or worst) plan yet. He's decided to threaten and/or bribe Grizelda the Off-White Witch in order to lure her to the dark side. While Grizelda struggles with her housing crisis, she also faces an identity crisis. Is she good, bad, or somewhere in between? And what exactly is evil? While Grizelda deals with her dilemma, Dai and Gloria are facing romantic turmoil. Will Dai's drinking push Gloria away for good? Or will lack of communication be their downfall?

Have Frog, Will Travel is as hilarious as the previous books in the series, and for me, one of my favorites so far. The jokes are as good (or bad) as ever, which is something I've come to expect from a Banned Underground book. Grizelda is by far one of my favorite characters, so it was fun to read a book where she is featured prominently. I love her crazy refrigerator and her rather disturbing habit of turning those who annoy her into frogs. Grizelda's philosophical ponderings and conversations with her witchy brethren was probably one of my favorite aspects of this book. Strangely enough, Gloria has also become one of my favorites. I've long been a fan of the Dai/Gloria romance and I'm still in their corner, hoping for a happily ever after ending. Something tells me that with a dragon romance, there will always be turmoil, but that's part of the fun.

If you haven't read The Banned Underground, you should start right away. This series is seriously worth reading. Though you could start with any book in the series and read it without becoming lost, I really would recommend starting from the beginning. These books are lots of fun.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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