They're off to seek their fortune, off to jail, off to another planet, and he's off his rocker if he thinks the princess will date him.
Everyone wants to belong, right? But everyone wants to stand out. That's what friends Alden, Top, and Ropak are after when they leave their homes and set out on a journey to their planet's capital. There they could be in company of the greats and show their own prowess. There they could show the world they're really special, and find their place in the world. There be dragons, though, dragons in the form of a militarized mafia in control of a city.
Alden is a bookworm, a green scalago who has never been far from his family. He has spent his life reading about the big, far away world, but he never experienced it directly. Then his family's life is turned askew when Top, a beach ball with a big heart and bigger teeth, jumped into their lives. Created by magic from a secretive tribe of mages, Top's ridiculous, hyperactive attitude led them to send them away. Then when Ropak arrives, having left his close-knit, community-driven village of wrallots to find his place in the world, Alden becomes inspired to enter the world make a positive difference with his new friends. He'll just have to work harder to balance Top's negative difference from eating everything!
Through monsters in the alleys, a city that doesn't want them, and a military owned by the mafia, Alden and his friends find that another planet my suit them better. However, there they get caught in an ancient rivalry and must wrestle dangerous decisions as emotions--and pizza--runs high.
"I'm a novel, you guys! Yeah! I'm totally in a novel! What's a novel?" -Top
(Cover art by Daimyo-Koikoi)