The Quest for the Wizard's Key is the second book in a series of New Cthulhu Mythos tales. This fix-up novel features a fascinating cast of outcasts joining in a quest to save the Cosmos from destruction by malevolent forces. Join them on their madcap journey.
Are you tired of the same old formulaic romance dance?
Are you sick of slap-dash slashers and predictable plot rehashers?
Are you at the end of your rope with sparkly vampires and sexy werewolves?
Have you had it up to here with silly space operas where the otherworldly setting is just a veneer for the randy crew to make out with aliens?
Is it time to drop the buddy cops and stop watching the detectives?
My friend, let the New Weird Tales refresh you!
You’ve tried the rest, now it’s time for the best. Welcome to an adventure like no other!
You can read last week's snippet here.
“Your Majesty, we come in peace,” the Yithian explained telepathically. “We would be indebted to you if we might implore your aid in our quest.”
“Yes, Yithian, I see no reason why not,” Rokon agreed. “I invite you to dine with me. Tell me, what sort of food would you desire?”
“I obtain energy from minerals and plant matter. My friend Ketil will eat or not as it suits him. My companions Robin Roberts and Little John Tamboli relish decaying meat, particularly human flesh, although we acknowledge that you may not have such readily available.”
This fix-up novel follows the events that transpired in Ketil and Yitzy’s Adventures in the Xura Dream House. The book can be read as a standalone, but for a better understanding of the characters and events, it is suggested that Ketil and Yitzy’s Adventure in the Xura Dream House should be read first. It is a fun, fast-paced buddy story. Grab your copy here!
Once you have read Ketil and Yitzy’s Adventure, you will be In the Know so you can be In with the In Crowd! Then you can join us at the Kewl Eldritch Horrors table.
I am currently doing final edits and managing the book's details on Amazon. A pre-order link should be available soon.
The description of what they're dining upon makes me glad I'm not sitting with them!! Nice job!!ReplyDelete
Yitzy and Ketil would be pleasant enough to have dinner with. Robin and John, not so much. In truth, King Rokon is a bit of a gruesome dinner companion himself.Delete
The set up is taken care of. Now, I wonder, will they dine in peace?? :-)ReplyDelete
Probably. Okay, I'll give this point away. They will. The king isn't inclined to find ghouls or Yithians palatable, and the group's intentions towards the king is peaceful.Delete
Not sure I'd like to eat with those beings. I hope the king is more broad minded.ReplyDelete
His similarly gruesome culinary preferences will be revealed!Delete
I wonder at the specificity of asking for decaying human flesh (as opposed to just decaying flesh) from their host. Dietary needs make sense to me to impose on a host since not following them can lead to nasty consequences, but preferences? They seem quite sure of their host's good will toward themReplyDelete
It's in character for Ketil to be specific about such things and in my opinion it adds to the deliberately over-the-top fantasy gore factor of the story. They aren't at all sure of their host's good will but rather are there because it was the place they ended up and are giving him the benefit of the doubt. You seem to want quite a bit of plot in a ten-sentence snippet. Maybe better writers than I can give you such.Delete
I should have said it's in Yitzy's character to be very specific, as he is the one speaking in this snippet. My bad. However, it is also within Ketil's character to do so.Delete