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WITCHES BE CRAZY: A Tale That Happened Once Upon a Time in the Middle of Nowhere
by Logan J. Hunder

WITCHES BE CRAZY: A Tale That Happened Once Upon a Time in the Middle of Nowhere by Logan J. Hunder

Night Shade * July 2015 * 320 pages

“Fast moving and original … This is a wild fantasy adventure.” —Piers Anthony, New York Times-bestselling author of the Xanth series

“Sometimes wry, sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious, Logan J. Hunder’s Witches Be Crazy skewers fantasy tropes and hoists them high on their own petard.”— Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series

“Hilarious! Not since Elvendude have I enjoyed anything so much.” —Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Fantasy Lover and the Dark-Hunter series

Real heroes never die. But they do get grouchy in middle age. Logan J. Hunder’s hilarious debut blows up the fantasy genre with its wry juxtaposition of the fantastic and the mundane, proving that the best and brightest heroes aren’t always the best for the job.

The beloved King Ik is dead, and there was barely time to check his pulse before the royal throne was supporting the suspiciously shapely backside of an impostor pretending to be Ik’s beautiful long-lost daughter. With the land’s heroic hunks busy drooling all over themselves, there’s only one man left who can save the kingdom of Jenair. His name is Dungar Loloth, a rural blacksmith turned innkeeper, a surly hermit and an all-around nobody oozing toward middle age, compensating for a lack of height, looks, charm, and tact with guts and an attitude.

Normally politics are the least of his concerns, but after everyone in the neighboring kingdom of Farrawee comes down with a severe case of being dead, Dungar learns that the masquerading princess not only is behind the carnage but also has similar plans for his own hometown. Together with the only person senseless enough to tag along, an eccentric and arguably insane hobo named Jimminy, he journeys out into the world he’s so pointedly tried to avoid in the hope of defeating the most powerful person in it. That is, if he can survive the pirates, cultists, radical Amazonians, and assorted other dangers lying in wait along the way.

Logan J. Hunder is a Canadian comedy fantasy writer; WITCHES BE CRAZY is his debut novel for the showcase Night Shade list.