Rumo, the spoiled Wolperting in a Hackonian farm, has the jolt of his life when he and his owners are kidnapped by Demoncles, one-eyed giants that live on a floating rock. And that's only the beginning. This book is filled with stories within stories, miraculous adventures, stupendous fights, and the slightest bit of romance. There are incredible creatures and interesting, fantastical characters. Walter Moers has always had an amazing imagination, and it shows in his loopy, eloquent writing. Rumo had a small role in The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear, but in this book, his character comes to life.
Even though this is a 687-page book, you'll most likely tear through it. Seriously, this book appeals to most everyone. It's got action, drama, love, adventure, fantasy and so much more that I can't even put into words. Really. You have to read this book. It's my favorite out of Moers' works. It's got so much stuff in it, your brain will hurt.
Rating: 9.5 of 10