A.J. Ponder’s Quest is a quirky and original celebration of fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride and Terry Pratchett’s Colour of Magic.
Sylvalla escapes Avondale castle and the life of a princess, in search of the adventure she’s always wanted.
Once found, adventure bites back.
Fortunately, she is not alone. Unfortunately, her new-found companions are less than heroic. Jonathan would rather make money. Dirk would rather live a long and happy life. And at 150, old Capro would rather stop gallivanting, and harangue unsuspecting wizardry students about his glory days over a nice cup of tea.
Quest has everything—heroes, monsters, chases, escapes and a complete lack of true love.
“Mr Goodfellow Senior reeled back in horror. A word came to his lips—and remained unspoken—Asumgeld. For one hundred and twenty-five years, Capro had tried never to think of her. For one hundred and twenty-five years, he’d avoided the fate of his fellow dragon-hunters.”
A flash of magical fire lit the surface of the tea. The suddenly-hot cup shattered in his burning hands, spraying scalding-hot tea all over the table.
Mr Goodfellow Senior stared at the mess. There, scattered across the table, the tea leaves had formed the word:
Mr Goodfellow Senior reeled back in horror.
He tried to put his fractured visions together in his mind: an evil wizard, a fighting princess. Maybe a questing princess? And somehow his boy, Jonathan, was mixed up with them. That was bad enough, but more than that, the magical fire worried Mr Goodfellow Senior. Traditionally, fire was the sign of dragons and power untamed.
A word came to his lips—and remained unspoken—Asumgeld. For one hundred and twenty-five years, Capro had tried never to think of her. For one hundred and twenty-five years, he’d avoided the fate of his fellow dragon-hunters…
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A.J. Ponder has a head full of monsters, and recklessly spills them out onto the written page. Beware dragons, dreadbeasts, taniwha, and small children – all are equally dangerous, and capable of treading on your heart – or tearing it, still beating, from your chest.
Multi-award winning author, A.J. has novels and short stories published around the world. A.J.’s notable and award winning stories include; Dying for the Record (New Scientist’s ARC 1.1 finalist), Frankie and the Netball Clone (Sir Julius Vogel Award), BlindSight & Ahi Kā (NZSA award).
Lastly, and most importantly, you should know A.J. lives in a hundred year old house overlooking Wellington harbor – to keep an eye out for stray taniwha (New Zealand dragons), while not missing out on coffee. It’s hard work, but somebody has to do it.