Chuggie, the perpetually intoxicated embodiment of drought, returns for another adventure in Chuggie and the Bleeding Gateways. It s been five days since the Desecration of Stagwater, and our hero has work to do. With the help of some ghostly new cronies, he searches for a lost little boy, explores a new world, and does his drunken best to avoid the clutches of pursuing Steel Jacks. What are the secrets of the bone dagger he carries? What allies and enemies will he find in the wilderness? Where will he get more booze? In the second installment of Mischief, Mayhem, Want, and Woe, Brent Michael Kelley takes us through the Bleeding Gateways to the strange horrors beyond.
There’s something to be said about a man who takes his stew seriously. And his wine. #friendship
This adventure is amazing and wonderful and hilarious and..and…I just don’t have the words. If you like intricate worlds comprised of interesting, strange, weird, wonderful creatures and characters then don’t miss this. Absolutely a perfect blend, of comedy, fantasy/horror, and just all around amazingness, Mr. Kelley has quite the imagination. I love love love love the hell out of Chuggie. He is the perpetually intoxicate embodiment of drought that without even trying tends to get himself into some wild and crazy misadventures with a slew of amazing lovable characters.
This book picked me up and threw me in the middle of a great adventure and kept me involved all the way through. Every time I opened the book I knew I was in for a good time. If you like fantasy lit, and like your characters irreverent and quirky, this book is a good fit for you. I’m looking forward to the next volume. Get on with that, won’t you, Brent Kelley?
There is humor without fluff; there is violence, and there is gore. So no soft fuzzies, but there is wine that provides a respite from the harsh realities of Chuggie’s world. I highly recommend CHUGGIE AND THE BLEEDING GATEWAYS to anyone who reads fantasy, and to anyone who doesn’t take a chance… you will be pleasantly surprised by the coherent prose and the truly innovative storytelling.