Critical Failures VII: Septapussy by Robert Bevan – A Book Review

Critical Failures VII

Blurb:

Deeming the Whore’s Head Inn no longer safe to hide in, the gang decide to take a more proactive role in their pursuit to get back to reality, or at least to keep Mordred from doing so.

Author: Robert Bevan

Publisher: Robert Bevan

Series: Caverns and Creatures # 7

Pages: 652

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

Release Date: 15/03/2019

My Chosen Format: Kindle

My Rating of ‘Critical Failures VII’: 4 out of 5

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Review:

‘Septapussy’ marks book seven of this comedy fantasy series set in a Dungeons and Dragon-like world. I’ll keep the review brief, partly to avoid spoilers and partly because, if you read the first six, and enjoyed them, my review for book seven won’t sway you one way or the other. Judging by the incredibly vague/lacklustre blurbs of recent books, Bevan has come to this conclusion as well.

In the previous book we had chapters focusing on two or three characters each as the party did that thing that you should never do in a roleplay game … split the party. The same format is used this time around except the character pairings are switched up a bit to give it a fresher feel.

Each book I find myself wondering just how Bevan is going to find new things for the characters to do and, somehow, he manages to knock it out of the park every time in ways I could never have imagined. 

These books certainly aren’t for everyone as they’re filled with swearing, sex jokes and just all around crass college humour that will trigger anyone who chooses their books based on trigger warnings. It’s the perfect blend of filth and humour to make it easy reading, so easy in fact that, during my fantasy slump I could read this and enjoy it as much as ever before.

My only downside to this novel is that I felt a certain aspect of Randy and Denise’s storyline to be very underwhelming. Just felt like it had been built so well only to be a bit of an anti-climax. Other than that, I absolutely loved this and sped through the pages.

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