But every now and then something gets me. I didn't make any promises for review because, as you probably noticed, I've been a terrible reviewer of late. Too much time and so little to do ... yeah. I warn you, I actually have no clue how good this book is, I can't read everything that comes in to the blog, sadly, but it does look hilarious.
Which brings us to the following: Sacred Wind by Andy Coffey. He had me at Black Adder, Terry Pratchett ... and Spinal Tap. Here's his introduction:
Sacred Wind – by Andy Coffey
‘Sometimes there are tales that must be told, songs that must be sung, and farts that must be farted. And sometimes the spirit of these great adventures, heroic deeds, songs of glory, and flatulent blessings is powerful enough to touch the hearts, ears and nostrils of the gods. And so it is with Sacred Wind.’
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Welcome to the world of Sacred Wind, a tale set in an alternative reality, featuring conscious curries, headbanging sheep, telepathic cats, magic cheese, an evil Baron, some very sexy faeries, and a Welsh Viking Flatulence Rock band…
Sacred Wind is a hilarious and wacky new book, by Andy Coffey. If you can imagine Black Adder, Shrek, Douglas Adams, Monty Python, Terry Pratchett, David Eddings and Spinal Tap meeting for a few pints of fine ale and a good game of charades… well, I think you get the picture. Here’s a very short synopsis…
‘It’s safe to say that the last thing Aiden Peersey expected when he began his trip to Llangollen was to meet a bunch of Welsh Vikings who played in a rock band called Sacred Wind. It’s also safe to say that the technology geek and part-time sound engineer didn’t expect to be catapulted into a quest to win a music tournament, to save the faerie queen, to win freedom for their land, to be able to fart freely, and to win the right to their cheese. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what happened…’
So, if you want to delve into a book where curries will make you laugh, where sheep will make you cry, where no-one sniggers when your first name is 'Oldfart', where you'll cheer quite a lot at the bits that have obviously been written to incite cheering, where you'll think about faeries in ways you really shouldn't, where you'll be even more scared of Traffic Wardens than you ever thought possible, where possessed vacuum cleaners can get pretty nasty, where Welsh Vikings can have platonic relationships with English sheep, and where you’ll finish reading the story with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart, then Sacred Wind is the book for you…
Alongside the Sacred Wind book there’s also a complete album of rock music! This is the debut album by the band in the book, Sacred Wind. This critically acclaimed album, described as ‘a true metal Monty Python sketch’, has not only been getting great reviews in UK and international rock magazines but has received a ton of radio plays on stations in the UK, Europe and the US, including the prestigious UK national station, Planet Rock.
Sacred Wind, the book, is available in paperback from Amazon, and also as a trilogy of eBooks (and as The Complete Trilogy) in all good download stores including Amazon and iBooks. Sacred Wind, the album, is also available to download via Amazon, iTunes, Spotify etc.