This is definitely my favorite book of all time... make sure you read the first book first, though! This is the sequel to Sir Apropos of Nothing. When you're done with this one, make sure to read Tong Lashing, the third and (currently)final book in the series.
Sequel to Sir Apropos of Nothing. The first two-thirds of this book is wonderful, but the last third somewhat falls apart.
from the back cover:
The return of Sir Apropos of Nothing!
This sequel to the wildly successful Sir Apropos of Nothing starts off with a bawdy send-up of Lord of the Rings, but quickly segues into its own territory with the appearance of a mysterious Visionary at Apropos's bar, Bugger Hall. The man tells our antihero, 'You will become a shadow of your former self while escaping to the Tragic Waste on the Road to Ruin,' (or is that 'Woad to Wuin'?), just as Sharee, Apropos's weaver companion from the first volume, bursts in and begs for his help in escaping Lord Beliquose. The very loud lord wants a powerful gem, the Eye of the Beholder, which the virtually powerless Sharee possesses and which Apropos promptly steals....The wisecracking wordplay that fans have come to expect skips smoothly off the page, lifting this satirical fantasy into a class all its own...goofy entertainment with gritty philosophical musing.
Not as funny as the first but still good!