Join Hurm, Runt and Father Mephistophiles as they struggle to save the hamlet of Yendour from a marauding dragon. High fantasy parody from the author of the Hal Spacejock series.
This humorous fantasy short story contains dark humor, comedy off-screen violence, and no sex.
The characters also feature in my new trilogy, starting with A Portion of Dragon and Chips.
Simon Haynes is the british-born, australian author of the Hal Spacejock, Harriet Walsh, Robot vs Dragons and Hal Junior series, as well as a number of short stories. His work typically features an underdog fighting for survival against far stronger opponents.
Simon is a huge fan of Isaac Asimov's work, in particular the robot novels and the Foundation series. He also enjoys dry, witty comedy, and loves satire.
Orcs don’t like questions. Everybody with a brain knows that. Orc tribes save their strength for fighting, not thinking. They survive by raiding the lands of weaker races, repeating it year after year to offer tribute to the masters of their mountain home.
Life on Firebrand Peak is short and nasty. Death comes quickly and the fallen are soon forgotten. Generations pass, yet the tribe remains brutally the same.
Until one little orc starts asking too many questions.
Keywords: Free. Freebie. Free Book. Fantasy. Orcs. Dragons. Magic. Funny. Wind.
A free science fiction short story by Simon Haynes.
Winner of the Aurealis Award, Australia's premier speculative fiction award.