You'll laugh so hard, dragons will come out your nose.
I've curated a wonderful bunch of fantasy novels that show the lighter side of epic quests. Sometimes spells go wrong, magic swords have a bad attitude, and dragons just don't behave as they should. You'll have a laugh-out-loud time reading these fun adventures.
The Dragon Business by Kevin J.Anderson is like Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A group of medieval con men sell their services as dragon slayers, but there's no dragon. Or is there?
Mythology 101 by Jody Lynn Nye—a good-hearted nerd and business major at college discovers a secret village of elves in his university library.
The Night Sheriff by Phil Foglio, a massive fantasy theme park is protected by the Night Sheriff…but now an attack by a monster hunter threatens everything.
In Kradak the Champion by Shawn Inmon, a big, strong actor who plays Kradak in a series of B-movies finds himself whisked through a fantasy portal to a world of real magic and monsters. The Thing from HR by Roy M. Griffis takes a darker twist on humorous fantasy. The untold story of the ghastly, unappreciated (and entirely expendable) minor monstrosities that support the Inscrutable Plans Of Dark Gods And Elder Things Beyond The Knowledge Of Men.
One minute, Texas. Next minute, fairyland. In Mis Spelled by TH Leatherman, to get back home, Evan has to complete three quests for the queen of the elves. Each quest is a near-impossible task to defeat fearsome beasts or overcome impossible odds. The chance of Evan succeeding is just like a fairytale, Grimm.
Not just anyone can raise dragons. In Hatched: Dragon Farmer, by Caren Hahn, magic is as much a nuisance as a blessing. Domesticated dragons. What could go wrong? And in Quest by A.J. Ponder, become a student of magic today, and discover the true fighter, warrior, and most unprincesslike Princess Sylvalla, as she battles for her place as a hero.
KM Merritt's Magic and Misrule: Vola might be new to this whole adventuring thing, but she's pretty sure this isn't how you're supposed to save the day. No one at her academy wanted an orc as a paladin, so they've sent her to the back end of a swamp, hoping she'll never find a quest good enough to earn her shield. Well, screw that. Vola's got divine help, and even a laughingstock of a goddess can do some righteous smiting.
Jamie Edmundson presents Og-Grim-Dog. Everyone knows ogres can't be heroes. But Og-Grim-Dog is no ordinary ogre. Recruited by a team of eccentric dungeon crawlers, all three heads are determined to prove everyone wrong.
In The Simple Delivery by Andrew Claydon, Nicolas loves his village life just the way it is, everything as it's supposed to be. When he is chosen for a task, he finds himself going out into a world he knows little about and feels completely unprepared for. His only comfort is that all he has to do is deliver a message. That should be pretty simple, right?
In Melinda Kucsera's His Angelic Keeper, Sovvan is dead but doesn't know it because the creatures who run the place don't want her to remember anything. They take every thought in her head, making it hard to outsmart them. But a demon threatens her twin, and she can't save him if she can't remember him, so those memory-eating creatures must go. Too bad no one will lend her a sword.
And finally, Fool's Day by Patrick Thomas— Every April Fools' Day tricksters of legend meet to see who has pulled the best prank. This year they recieve word from the future that the US military is about to nuke Faerie. They try to get help but no one believes them, thinking it is part of a prank. Now it's up to a handful of trickers and a bartender to save the world.
These books are amusing enough to put a smile on even the surliest orc's face, and you can name your price for the whole bundle, and a part of the proceeds goes to benefit the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education. – Kevin J. Anderson
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