Once again, The Dark Lord has a cunning plan. And once again someone else is going to have to carry it out for him: that’s what henchmen are for, isn’t it? To hench? Oh, and to be sent on the risky missions…
Not that this one should be risky. What could be easier than secretly inserting computer spyware into a laptop, using a Banned Underground gig as a diversion? The Tax Office probably do it all the time. But the Tax Office are not normally being chased for an unpaid Credit Card bill for a huge round of drinks. (That’s the Politicians. And the henchmen, of course.)
And it isn’t just any laptop the Dark Lord wants to spy on either. The Government are struggling to find the way out of the Recession without a road map, and what better aid than a SatNav linked to a computer? If the Dark Lord can get inside information on future Economic Policy, maybe he can clean up and buy a new Mercedes…
Then there is a mystery: where did the Time Travelling SatNav come from in the first place? What if the original owner wants it back?
Magic, Mayhem and Macro Economic Policy collide in the latest surreal instalment of this acclaimed comic fantasy series.
"What happened when you asked about a transport upgrade, Boss?" "They said that as I travelled as many miles as the Starship Enterprise, I should send you to steal that for me instead."
"They say that wizards are subtle, and quick to anger. Well, we're amateurs compared to women. And don't start me on dragons."
"Can you have everyone plotting against everyone else?" "Yes. It's modern corporate practice. There's probably a fancy management name for it." "Management by dysfunction?" "No, that's the government."
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