Of Quills and Kings
by Joel Reeves
Cover Artist: Studio Tu On
Leucrota Press Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780980033915
Date: 12 June 2008 /
From publisher's website: Jonathan Quintain is a naïve young man reluctant to assume leadership after the Baron abandons the castle with his mistress and most of the staff. When a spell cast by the inept advisor and castle mage, Gamitof Pym, goes awry, the castle is turned upside down— freeing a very-underestimated hedgehog prisoner and displacing the magical Orb.
Pox, the youngest of a line of inept and arrogant deities who originally had control of and then lost the Orb, sets out on a mission to recover it. Though Pox's seemingly easy task becomes botched when Walpole, the so-called Sacred Hedgehog of Yurle, steals the Orb and begins his mission for world domination.
Following a battle for the now-ruined castle, Jonathan learns that the demonic hedgehog has captured the realm's child-king. With nothing left at home for a young man's appetite for adventure, he and his friends set off into the desolate land of Yurle to save their king and hopefully recover the stolen Orb.
It is in the unfamiliar and dangerous lands of Yurle that Jonathan and Gamitof discover the challenges of life outside the confines of the castle, and more importantly, they learn the true depths of Walpole's devious nature and his ultimate plan for humankind.
(Source: Leucrota Press)