Author – Patricia Srigley writing as Lee Shrugg (243 pages)
When Bayerd the Storyteller is sent on a quest, he has no choice but to ride off into the sunset, for if he doesn’t leave willingly, a mere crook of the queen’s bejewelled baby finger would see him catapulted over the battlements in a fantastic bloody display that would end his quest before it even begins. And alas, he is starting to suspect that his own beloved Princess Kelp may be the one who truly wants him gone from the Golden Kingdom.
It isn’t supposed to be a dangerous quest, yet when his men begin to vanish one by one, it is just the start of his (and their) misfortune. And Bayerd has to wonder if his quest is cursed, or maybe he is the one who is cursed – again.