The Accidental Sorcerer (Rogue Agent)
by K.E. Mills
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497273
Date: 15 January 2009 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The first title in new sequence of comic fantasy written by K.E. Mills (aka Karen Miller). Looks like fun! An orbit paperback original.
" For the life of him, Gerald Dunwoody can't seem to keep a job or a roof over his head. When disaster strikes again it looks like his days of being a wizard are over for good ... until his friend Monk, genius of the government's secret research department, helps him to get appointed as Royal Court Wizard to the King of New Ottosland. His offsider, Reg, an ensorcelled bird with a mysterious past, isn't so sure this is a good idea. But Gerald's choices are limited. It's New Ottosland, or starve.
But once Gerald arrives it quickly becomes clear that King Lional isn't the vain, indolent young man he first appeared to be. And with the passing of time, it becomes even clearer that Lional's plans may not, in fact, be in Gerald's best interests ..."