Totally agree: it is very different to James' other work, but great fun. James does a great reading of it too.Just finished Vault of Deeds by James Barclay, a very entertaining novella about what happens when the bad guys start beating the heroes and the scribes (who record all events in books dedicated to each hero) are left hanging and waiting for the next batch of heroes to record their deeds.
It's a great read, full of humour and pokes fun at battles, heroes and language. Highly recommended.
There will be more later, I understand - James has been asked for more by PS Publishing.It took me a couple of hours to get through, but I really wish it were longer to enjoy such great storytelling and characters.
Mark / Hobbit