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Curse of the Storyteller (Book 1, The Storyteller Series)

Author – Patricia Srigley writing as Lee Shrugg

When Bayerd the Storyteller grudgingly rescues a princess named after seaweed, his rather ordinary life changes drastically. Bayerd soon endures more trials than a cursed man, not the least of which is being saved by that very same princess from the dragon jaws of fiery death.

In an attempt to prove his worth, Bayerd vows to protect the future queen from her plotting kin and a parade of alarming suitors. His lowly beginnings may not see him fit to kiss the highborn princess’s webbed toes, or polish the boots of Sir Gore Wolfe of Howling Stone, but royal blood isn’t everything. A dozen hell cats can’t be wrong. They certainly have no complaint about the quality of Bayerd’s blood, and they have sampled it – liberally.

Together with his tall dark and brooding friend, Orson, Bayerd does his manly best to fill the role of champion, which quickly proves to be a perilous role for him. Trouble sticks so close to Bayerd, it could easily be mistaken for his shadow. Or his good and true friend Orson.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The vast amount of conundrums that Bayerd and his loyal friend Orson faced were extremely amusing. Quite a few times, I found myself laughing out loud. Funny, hilarious and witty. I was truly entertained. (Shirley, adult)

Pure entertainment. Curse of the Storyteller has a fluidity that makes even the most farcical events believable. The fantastical events that unfold in the comedic tale play on both the supernatural and mystical for laughs. With just enough description, it flows without tedium. Bayerd, faced with one misfortunate event after another, truly has you rooting for the underdog. (Sam . 🙂)