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Join Hurm, Runt and Father Mephistophiles as they struggle to save the hamlet of Yendour from a marauding dragon.

Runt picked up the blade, his eyes bright with tears. 'Glimmer! Oh, Glimmer! Long and tedious will be the songs composed in thy honour!' He raised the broken pieces and closed his eyes. 'I shall not rest until —'
'Yadda yadda yadda,' said the cleric. 'You only ju
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Kindle Edition, 23 pages
Published by Bowman Press (first published March 4th 2011)
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Darlene
Nov 15, 2011 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who like a quick fun story
Recommended to Darlene by: Yvensong
As always, I was delighted by this treat from Simon Haynes. I thought I was going to go grab a bite to eat but my eyes started reading before I could stop them.

I loved the characters and the song! All tongue in cheek as is Simon's way.

Thank you, Yvensong for recommending this one! Yay! Dragons!

Just one question to Mr. Haynes the Ozzie:

How is it that the cold climate is north in this story? I feel I can relate because from the US and it is that way, but how is it you chose to write it that way? W
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Yvensong
Nov 13, 2011 Yvensong rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Darlene Milner
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
This is a light and entertaining story. A dragon is wreaking havoc on a small village and adventurers come from everywhere to claim the win.

Haynes' sense of humor permeates this parody of the fantasy genre filled with heroes performing heroic deeds. It is well-paced, with each scene smoothly transitioning to the next.

I enjoyed the characters and hope to see them soon in other stories.

The only issue I had was the strange placing of question marks, which might be a Kindle issue; but they were a
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Orange
May 03, 2012 Orange rated it liked it
Not a book, but a short story originally published in "Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine". Oh well.
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Good story.
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Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series. He divides his time between writing fiction and computer software, with the occasional bike ride thrown in for a laugh.

Born in the UK and raised in the south of Spain, Simon emigrated to Australia with his family in 1983. He lives in Perth with his wife and two children.
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