Karl's Kingdom: Discovery
The first part of the epic fantasy quest featuring magic, monsters, morons and more.
Below average twenty-year old Karl has never really fit in. That's okay though, because he lives in Flowforn where people are encouraged to live their dreams, and having failed at so many jobs he lives his dream of doing absolutely nothing. However, when the tyrant Man-Hawk, Arazod shows up and claims Flowforn, Karl flees and his quest begins. His life will never be the same.
PRAISE FOR KARL'S KINGDOM:
"I rarely laugh out load when I read a book but this one is hilarious. I've not read a book that fuses the moronic characters we meet in everyday life with imaginative fantasy personas so successfully. Clever and funny."
"The story is stuffed full of interesting and creative ideas, much more than a typical fantasy story. For example a likeable young lady called Questions, who can't make statements, but can only ask questions. She's from the Inquisos tribe, who struggle to have a normal life due to the difficulties of communicating. I particularly liked the idea of "Tortured Souls". If someone strong is tortured, rather than dying they escape by shrinking to become a small creature, a head with tiny legs. They don't remember much, but if anyone says their name to them then they get restored to their normal self. That's a good way of writing - take a common idiom and twist it to have a fantastical meaning."