The Trouble with Magic
The Bognor Gazette: “Never heard of it”
The California Daily Herald: “Nearly worth two stars”
The New Orc Times – Literary Review: “Lots of small words and some big ones”
Independent Observer: “You've got the wrong number”
Two men are on a mission - Ade to find the father who deserted his mother, and Randolf to seek atonement for killing her. Not a good way to start an adventure but things can only get worse.
The two friends leave Ade’s bar to follow in his father's footsteps. But as neither has ever been much further than the car park, they are soon lost, weary and hungry.
As they meander across the Minorian landscape, upsetting every dragon, god, witch and dancer they bump into, they meet Rover and Rufus, two of the meanest dogs with the worst breath since Lassie passed away.
The four companions friendship blooms like a holly tree - sweet moments amongst the spikes.
Constantly at the back of Ade's mind is the feeling that he's in someone else's tale. He's just one chapter in a story that's already been told – But never quite like this.
It's the true fable of a cruel and long journey that will finally lead the four companions to the heartbreaking end to their quest. This is a story with the breadth and sweep of a dead dog's tail.