Book Review: Such Big Teeth - by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (Darkwood Book 2)

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Book cover with a snarling wolf on it.

The Battle of Nearby Village is over, and deep in the Darkwood, Gretel and her friends journey into the hostile mountains of the north, seeking new allies in their fight against the huntsmen. There they find Gilde the Bear Witch, along with a Werewolf named Scarlett and a winged man named Hex. Meanwhile, Hansel and Daisy set off on a dangerous trip of their own to the Citadel, where they end up in the middle of a political battle for the future of the whole country.

Can Gretel and her friends persuade Gilde to join forces, or at least stop fighting them at every step? Can Hansel find a way to heal the land’s divisions and make the huntsmen change their ways before disaster strikes them all? And how did Trevor the spider get hold of a wig? Discover the answers to all these questions and more in Such Big Teeth.

As soon as I finished the first book in the Darkwood series, I immediately picked up the other two. That's rare for me but, at £2.99 for the pair, I couldn't resist.

This is more of the same. It's a Pratchetty/Ffordian frolic through the tropes of fantasy. Bit of politics, bit of social commentary, bit of mild peril. All good clean fun. A couple of nice twists to keep things interesting - but nothing too taxing.

It is properly funny - not just in a "sensible chuckle" sort of way, but the sort of thing where your partner rolls over in bed and demands to know why you're laughing so much.

You can pick up the first book in the series for free:

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