Rumo, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Astonishingly inventive, amusing and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers.

Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia.

Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way across Overworld and Netherworld, two very different worlds chock-full of adventures, dangers, and unforgettable characters: including Rala, the beautiful girl Wolperting who cultivates a hazardous relationship with death; General Ticktock, the evil commander of the Copper Killers; Ushan DeLucca, the finest and most weather-sensitive swordsman in Zamonia; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the Chest-of-Drawers Oracle; and, worse luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.


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Great book. I knew this was a 5 star book for two reasons. Firstly it was one of those did not want it to end moments, I could have kept in going, the adventures and story lines were so varied and interesting. Secondly, I have read a lot of Pratchett and I can safely say that yes there are similarities in style but this is a whole lot more than Pratchett. While Terry's jokes can often feel laboured and overdone, moer's writing flows more naturally. He is simply a wonderful storyteller. Fantastic!