BY ADRASTUS ROOD
"A fun fairy-tale fantasy that should please fans of William Goldman's The Princess Bride." -- Kirkus Reviews
Manly Hero is single, hours away from his thirtieth birthday, and the last descendant of a mighty, monster-slaying family. His ancestors lived lives of adventure, magical mystery, and irresponsibly raucous partying. Manly, however... well...
Manly is a butterfly curator who wears stripped pajamas to bed, still pines for his high school crush, and spends evenings drinking tea with his two best friends; Cronimus -- a dangerously clumsy wizard -- and Ruby -- a sexually liberated, pickpocketing pirate. Adventure simply isn't an option for Manly, because monsters no longer exist. His grandfather, the most famous monster slayer in history, was just a bit too good at his job.
But all that changes the night of Manly's birthday party, when a mysterious letter from his deceased grandmother, a messy encounter with an ego-demon, and a distant city in flames all conspire to bring Manly Hero more adventure than he can possibly handle alone!
Co-written by Petra Hernandez and Adam Lombard, under the pen name Adrastus Rood.
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