If the cover and title aren't enough to get your attention, I don't know what will. Okay, well I do...the STORY itself....but that point is a bit obvious, is it not? *ahem*
From the moment I read the first passage and was introduced to Otto Von Trapezoid and the Quadrilateral of Doom, I fell in love. With the flick of an epage, I was drawn deeper into that love while laughing manically at the pages off and on....causes many raised eyebrows and limited explanations from myself. Hey, there's only so much that can be captured in a snippet from a story like this; it's always best to recommend the read, which I wholeheartedly do.
|(from 'Enter the Quadrilateral' at author's site)|
"If I ever have to destroy the world, you’re the first person I’d warn.”
“Sweet-talker. Now get going.”
-- pg 78
Yeah...things quickly progress past the evil plan stage into possibly reality stage but you're never quite sure until you reach the end. Nope, I'm not telling so you'll have to deal. Sorry...not sorry. To keep things on the evil up and up, there is plenty of drama along the way from a not-so-friendly poker game with other villains of power to Jake Indestructible's intrusion into both their lives and their evil takeovers, the stealing of the Louvre to the destruction of a particular iceberg which played host to a big to-do for villains everywhere, and even the introduction of the Unknown Threat. I had a distinct feeling we had met before, perhaps more than once. In fact, I believed they might have been out done more than once as well, but boy was I in for a surprise! (You tricked me you fiend! *searches for laser gizmo or compact mirror*)
In the end, it was an exhilarating sci-fi story tinged with romance, filled with evil villains and villainesses, diabolical robots, and super heroes who won't take no for an answer. In three words... SO MUCH FUN! In a so ridiculous it's stunning...so witty, it can't be denied. In more than three words or a sentence, you can reread my review that you apparantly skipped over trying to be slick like Otto and Esmeralda. Tricky little reader. I'm on to you.
Recommended read for teen through adult Fiction fans who like a lot of snark, humor, and villainry in their reads...but with an ending that's satisfying...for most anyway. *evil laugh*
Until next time...happy reading!