There is also a new system of magic and a new type of 'vampire'. Even the weres are different, although they don't make an appearance Oh yeah, that's the ticket. Even the weres are different, although they don't make an appearance. Vampires may play little political games but they leave Mancers out of it and mostly it is simply benign guidance with infighting. The real foe is revealed very late in the book. I laughed several times. He quoted Monty Python's 'Holy Grail' during a fight!! Minor proofreading flaws - 'rode' not 'road'; that sort of thing. I actually give it more than 4 stars, but not quite 5.
I am going to buy the next in the series right now. Best compliment I know. Mar 22, A Book Vacation rated it did not like it. I was intrigued by the premise, and I really enjoyed the back and forth nature, where the narrator tells readers about his life at 14 and then switches to his current life, but the language and humor isn't my style. King Henry Price has had a difficult life, and I understand the angst and hatred he carries, but his obsession with sex, the middle finger, and words for certain body parts put me off of the story as a whole.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Richard Raley was born and raised in Fresno, California Book 1 of 6 in The King Henry Tapes (6 Book Series). The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady (King Henry Tapes #1) by Richard Raley is a book about a foul mouth, terrible 14 year old that is sent to school for.
I think it's well written, and the characterization is 1. I think it's well written, and the characterization is done very well and probably more true to life than I care to admit, but King Henry isn't someone I'd surround myself with in real life, so listening to him cuss and be lude and crude throughout was more than I could handle.
Sep 13, Brett rated it really liked it. This series starts off rough, but every book in the series gets exponentially better. Jul 28, Persnickety rated it really liked it. Unusual in a nice way. Kindle Unlimited - Thank You Came across this browsing through listings.
The description and reviews got my interest, but probably wouldn't have picked it up if it wasn't KU. It took me a bit to get into the story. Wasn't sure the MC was someone I wanted to spend time with for very long. But the author does a wonderful job of making you care about KHP just as he is. Can't believe he pulled off Ann B Unusual in a nice way.
Giggled and laughed 'cause the smack talking was too much fun. Jul 14, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the story of Prince Henry and how he was chosen to go to school at the asylum. Prince Henry is a loner but he is a person that has determination and a mind of his own.
Even though his mouth gets him in trouble he always makes the best out of a bad situation. This book had me laughing just for this reason. The book is filled with colorful language that makes you laugh. If you don't like foul language and read the book don't say I didn't warn you.
Mar 08, Natasha Macdonald rated it really liked it. Strange arrangement Not sure I would be able to describe this book. If you can get past the swearing half way through it turns out an ok book. The anima I'm getting my head round. I think there is promise here will read the sequel and decide if worthwhile. Hoping so as elements of the book were great.
Feb 28, Diana Glewwe rated it really liked it. Fun book Fun book.
A interesting new twist on the idea of vampires. I kind of wish i had gotten this on audio, since it is written as audio tapes being recoeded. I will definitely be getting the next book in the series. Jun 22, Jacqueline Jackson rated it it was amazing. An interesting take on magic. King Henry is a character you can't help but like and root for. Filled with real life grit, action and humor. I just bought the whole series. Apr 21, Stanley Marshall rated it it was amazing. Good Enjoyed the heck out of this one, great job of making me keep going and dragging me into his world lots of action and adventure to it.
Mar 17, PapaTrain rated it it was amazing. Laff out loud fun, some turn and twisting I did not expect always a plus a slightly different take on magic also made me happy. Jan 12, Lady Entropy rated it did not like it. All urban fantasy readers. The Good Okay, before we get to the nitty gritty, let me just tell you what Raley's elevator pitch is for his book: Harry Potter meets Pulp Fiction.
So, you can say my mind was officially blown from that little statement. Well, Raley did the impossible because I can't think of a better statement that sums up this book. The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady is now all cozy in my shelf of the top ten favorite books The Good Okay, before we get to the nitty gritty, let me just tell you what Raley's elevator pitch is for his book: The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady is now all cozy in my shelf of the top ten favorite books I have ever read.
As I was reading this book, I kept pestering the author with my annoyances, for he has no right to be this talented. I want his brain now. But I doubt he is willing to trade, so I guess I will just do my job and write my review. This book is effing awesome. Sorry, had to get my semi-curse in. Read the book and you will know why. The whole book is about King Henry Price recalling his time in Asylum and his later adventures on a voice recording.
It was a brilliant way to organize this book because we get to enjoy the foul mouth fourteen year old King Henry as he is just learning what he is capable of and the twenty-two year old King Henry who can now kick-some major butt with his honed skills. You cannot read this book and not find King Henry one of the most interesting characters ever. He's hilarious, smart-mouthed, and has mad skills both in fighting and as an Artificer.
You never doubt that he can take care of himself, but you have to love the support he so often receives from Ceinwyn Dale, the Institution of Elements recruiter. Their relationship really was both hysterical and adorable. Dale kind of takes the guardian role that King Henry so sorely needs. His parents aren't the best role models and the whole story with his mom is just sad. Then there's Annie B Anne Boleyn. At first you're not sure how to feel about her.
She's as ruthless as she is beautiful. And as Annie B and King Henry get to know each other, they form this kind of "trust", and I use the term loosely, that make them a badass pair. The plot was somewhat simple which I liked because I wasn't spending my time trying to figure out a complicated mess that distracts from the enjoyment of reading a good book. But the world Raley has created is not at all simple. It's intricate and well researched. We get a scientific spin on the world of Mancy and the vampires were just scary. I have never read a more interesting version of a vampire in all the books I have read about vampires.
The pace was smooth, the action was well written, and the description was well blended to make one absorbing read that I personally couldn't put down. The Bad I really loved everything about this book. Though it may not be for everyone because it is a little different from the norm, it really worked for me. I should mention the language. There is a lot of foul language, but without it, it simply wouldn't be the same book. The Snuggly Sex is insinuated but no actual sex scenes. King Henry is a gentleman, he doesn't kiss and tell.
Sorry, tried to keep a straight face but couldn't last.
A mysterious stranger comes and tells him that he's special and that he gets to leave behind his miserable life into a whole new magical one. I should mention the language. Raley's conception of vampires is the best I've ever read. Vampire combat was simply inspired. Their relationship really was both hysterical and adorable. Get visibility with one of the web's liveliest communities of authors, with a KBoards banner ad linked to your service.
Gentleman and King Henry are three words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence. Overall I am officially a Raley fan. He is an amazing writer that has created something unique in the urban fantasy genre. I loved everything about the book. King Henry was an out-of-the-box character that almost anybody can love. The secondary characters were both scary and fascinating. This book will make you laugh out loud, which I did often. Just want to take this time to apologize to those around me as I read this book.
I know my laugh can be kinda scary But it's who I am, stop hating. Jan 12, Bink Collette rated it it was amazing. Foul Mouthed, Hilarious Fun I really enjoyed this book. Usually I have issues with non contiguous storylines, often they break up reader immersion, but once you get past the first few flip-flops, the reasoning behind it starts paying off.
I'd like to recommend it to anyone; it really is a very good book. However, if you have issues with vulgarities or crass language, you might want to pass. You'll be missing out on a great presentation of how a troubled youth finds his way in the world. Nov 01, Franjessca rated it really liked it Shelves: I was skeptical at first to read this kind of book, but once I started reading, I really got into it.
First off, this was the first book I read where it takes you into different time periods of someone and the person is recording the story. You learned about the main character, King Henry Price Yes At 14 years old you found out how Henry's life is with his parents and when he met Ceinwyn Dale who happened to be tracking Manc I was skeptical at first to read this kind of book, but once I started reading, I really got into it.
At 14 years old you found out how Henry's life is with his parents and when he met Ceinwyn Dale who happened to be tracking Mancers to save them from themselves and teach them their powers at a Asylum that she wants Henry to go to. She can't save everyone though and you find out who she is unable to save in the book. That is when Henry learns he is a Mancer himself and he's particularly a "Geomancer". At 22 years old, we learn how Henry has grown out of his "Foul Mouth Teenage self" and now is trying to make a living out of the Asylum running a Antique Shop, but with a twist on his real powers as a Mancer.
I was a little thrown off at first on going back and forth to Henry at 14 when he was just going into the Asylum and when he was 22 and he was battling Vampires with Annie B. After a while though, I knew why the book was the way it was. It actually was better to go back and forth because you learned a little more about the character Henry and why he was the way he was.
You also learned what he went through when he was younger. He didn't have a easy life and it was better for him to attend the Asylum and get away from his family. I actually felt terrible for him for what his parents put him through. He didn't really have an adult to take care of him. My favorite character though would be Annie B How could that be? Yes I typed Joan d'Arc. She's really in there too. Annie B was a sassy, kick ass character that knew how to put Henry in his place. She also knew how to throw down and happened to scare the crap out of Henry in the story.
She scared me too. For my first Indie Book I have to say I'm glad I read this book first. Maybe I'll branch out more and read some more books in this genre now. I gave this book 4 stars. I would give it 5 stars That's the only thing I didn't get from this book I recommend this book to anyone who likes the Urban Fantasy or Indie Genre's.
Thank you Richard Raley for giving me a chance to read your book and reviewing it. I definitely want to read the next book in the series when it comes out. King Henry Price sure knows how to tell his story. Aug 28, S. Saboviec rated it really liked it Shelves: A few months back, I went on a Bookbub binge, and this was one of the cheap or free purchases I had sitting around on my Kobo.
Sometimes they turn out all right--especially since Bookbub is known for its quality--and sometimes they don't.
This one, well, they did a good job. Poor fourteen-year-old King Henry and his foul mouth. He's such a little shithead that I couldn't help loving him. The kid doesn't have much chance not getting picked on in a world in our times when his mother thought it would be cool to actually name him King Henry. Then again, he doesn't do himself any favors. The story is told from the perspective of an older King Henry, who is wise ha! The way the book is written has some more intricacies, but I will leave it to you to find out.
Suffice it to say that it's an entertaining and interesting way of relating a story. Sparkly vampires and Harry Potter are handled in such an entertaining way that I felt like, yeah, vampires really are blood creatures that wear our bodies as a disguise and Hogwarts has nothing on the real magic school where artificers study their natural craft. I also wanted to call out the world-building. This is one of those worlds I can't help but believe exists in another universe or does it exist in ours and I'm just not aware?
I see in my head Mr.
Raley's writing desk, the walls covered in sticky notes that explain the magic and keep track of all the little idiosyncrasies of the artificers--yet none of it is heavy-handed. It's casual, without being confusing. Informative, without being an info-dump. It is very well done. A few grammatical errors spoiled the fun note the comma splice in the first sentence of the description, sad face , but I was so enamored of King Henry's exploits that I just didn't care.
And I don't think I need to comment on the cover. I get the vision now that I've read the book, but it is an eyesore that almost stopped me from trying the book out. If you have a special place in your heart for a foul-mouthed but likeable kid telling it like it is while he's trying to find his way in this confusing world of magic, you'll love The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady.
I can't wait to pick up the next book in the series and see what new mischief King Henry has gotten himself into. Mar 21, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yeah, you have to love that name! I wanted to sing 'Henry the Eighth I am" right away The story is told in first person and in 'tape sessions'. I still remember making tapes for my aunt living overseas instead of writing letters Of course today you would vid My rating: Of course today you would video-chat with your aunt overseas or stuff like that I've never learned. There are two parallel tape sessions in the book.
The first told by 14 year old Henry - the next by something old Henry. King Henry is a great anti hero. He is short and a smart mouth. He is cursing a LOT, has a good sense of humor and hidden under his attitude also his heart in the right place. In the first tape session Henry tells about his life, when he was 14 and was told by Ceinwyn Dale - the recruiter of the Institution of Elements - he is 'special' and should join the Institution to learn how to use his skills.
It's a lot of fun reading about little Henry cursing like an old sailor and his first time in the Institution - and no - it's absolutely not like Harry Potter - believe me. The story feels much more realistic and fun. This story was really a LOT of fun. All grown-up Henry meets a real Vampire for the first time I loved 'The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady' but I have to admit it took me a bit to get into the way King Henry told his story and get used to all the cursing.
But after a while the story really sucked me in and I read until 3AM to finish it. If you want to laugh until you cry I did! I can recommend this book to all Urban Fantasy fans out there - well, to those who are not squeamish about the cursing ; Apr 11, jD rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book. It took forever to get it finished as I was doing a buddy read.
Yes, his name is King Henry. He is a geomancer. The mancy is quite different from the magic of wizards and mages in that the mancers are human. King Henry is growing up in a trailer park when he is discovered. He is invited to go to a special school for children with the gift. He doesn't really understand what he is but he knows something is different. First problem I loved this book.
First problem for King Henry is that he is 14 and older than most other students. The second problem is he doesn't embrace the concept of rules and social graces. He will fight just to fight. We later learn this is because of his mancy. The school will put you in the mind of Hogwart but only by concept, it's quite different where it counts. The story is told by King Henry in flashbacks. He talks about his seven years of school and opening his own shop to sell mancy enhanced artifacts. Alongside his school day flashbacks, we are told of his meeting of the Fanged Lady.
Her name is Anne B. Think on that one for a minute -- King Henry and Anne B. Yeah, that was funny and she is not the only historical figure that steps on the battlefield. None the less, she is a vampire and not fanged. The vampires in King Henry's world are blood living in a host. If you kill the host, they just leave to grab another one but mostly they fix the one they live in if they can. The blood comes out to feed.
The story is very funny. King Henry is 21 when he meets Anne B and their little adventure to find a rare artifact have the two of them trying to kill each other more than once. There are a few emotional moments when King Henry tells of events that shaped his life. He is a strong little cuss but he has a heart that peeks out here and there.
Although it stars a little slow, it picked up and gave me a thrill. When I read the ending I knew I could do no less that 5 stars. Sep 11, Arref Mak rated it it was amazing Shelves: Frankly, I cannot imagine this being a popular series. Yet, I find it is terrific. I'm stunned at how much I like this book. He has a decent family Harry Potter meets Pulp Fiction.
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