"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. Ishall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about therest," says the narrator of Walter Moers's epic adventure. "Whatabout the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the BabblingBillows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot...Mine is a tale of mortal dangerand eternal love, of hair's breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to thefantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinarycharacters. It's a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wickedsatire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishlyillustrated by the author.