Witches Be Crazy

A Tale That Happened Once Upon a Time in the Middle of Nowhere

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About The Book

Real heroes never die. But they do get grouchy in middle age.

The beloved King Ik is dead, and there was barely time to check his pulse before the royal throne was supporting the suspiciously shapely backside of an impostor pretending to be Ik’s beautiful long-lost daughter. With the land’s heroic hunks busy drooling all over themselves, there’s only one man left who can save the kingdom of Jenair. His name is Dungar Loloth, a rural blacksmith turned innkeeper, a surly hermit and an all-around nobody oozing toward middle age, compensating for a lack of height, looks, charm, and tact with guts and an attitude.

Normally politics are the least of his concerns, but after everyone in the neighboring kingdom of Farrawee comes down with a severe case of being dead, Dungar learns that the masquerading princess not only is behind the carnage but also has similar plans for his own hometown. Together with the only person senseless enough to tag along, an eccentric and arguably insane hobo named Jimminy, he journeys out into the world he’s so pointedly tried to avoid as the only hope of defeating the most powerful person in it. That is, if he can survive the pirates, cultists, radical Amazonians, and assorted other dangers lying in wait along the way.

Logan J. Hunder’s hilarious debut blows up the fantasy genre with its wry juxtaposition of the fantastic and the mundane, proving that the best and brightest heroes aren’t always the best for the job.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Night Shade (July 14, 2015)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781597808200

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Raves and Reviews

“Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes with two seemingly unbeatable (and unconventional) protagonists, and the nonstop action will keep readers flipping the pages late into the night. Suggest to fans of Tom Holt who appreciate his mix of humor and imagination.”
Library Journal, starred review and Debut of the Month for July 2015

“Fast moving and original … This is a wild fantasy adventure.”
—Piers Anthony, New York Times-bestselling author of the Xanth series

“Sometimes wry, sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious, Logan J. Hunder’s Witches Be Crazy skewers fantasy tropes and hoists them high on their own petard (whatever a “petard” is).”
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series

“Hilarious! Not since Elvendude have I enjoyed anything so much.”
—Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Fantasy Lover and the Dark-Hunter series

“It’s clever, it’s entertaining, and it has its uproariously funny moments. . . I have no doubt that Witches Be Crazy will garner a lot of fans. . . this is the kind of book with 'dedicated cult following' written all over it, much like other parodic classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail or The Princess Bride.”
The BiblioSanctum

“Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes with two seemingly unbeatable (and unconventional) protagonists, and the nonstop action will keep readers flipping the pages late into the night. Suggest to fans of Tom Holt who appreciate his mix of humor and imagination.”
—Library Journal, starred review and Debut of the Month for July 2015

“Fast moving and original … This is a wild fantasy adventure.”
—Piers Anthony, New York Times-bestselling author of the Xanth series

“Sometimes wry, sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious, Logan J. Hunder’s Witches Be Crazy skewers fantasy tropes and hoists them high on their own petard (whatever a “petard” is).”
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series

“Hilarious! Not since Elvendude have I enjoyed anything so much.”
—Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Fantasy Lover and the Dark-Hunter series

“It’s clever, it’s entertaining, and it has its uproariously funny moments. . . I have no doubt that Witches Be Crazy will garner a lot of fans. . . this is the kind of book with 'dedicated cult following' written all over it, much like other parodic classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail or The Princess Bride.”
—The BiblioSanctum

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