Today it’s my great pleasure to introduce Hank Quense’s latest novel QUEEN MOXIE. Hank has been a guest host on this blog many times, so I hope you’re aware of his ticklish humour. Hank’s stories make me laugh, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s not enough laughter in the world. We need writers like Hank.
Please check out his book and his blog, and know that you will be treated to a delightful and crazy take on all sorts of life’s adventures. Be sure to enter the raffle for a free copy.
The giveaway will consist of 5 eBook copies of QUEEN MOXIE, 2 eBook copies of PRINCESS MOXIE, a 2-book boxed set.
Come join in the fun and enter to win one of the wonderful prizes being given away by Hank Quense.
- File Size: 4861 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing (February 1, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 1, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0775W1NWP
In this humorous tale, it is now ten years since Moxie became Queen of Usca in south-west Britain. A tribe of Picts shatters her peaceful reign by migrating from the north and occupying territory just outside her border.
Moxie decides to build a fort to help control the wild Picts. To her surprise, she discovers that the fort has been built on land claimed by the forest fairies. Oberon, the King of the fairies, destroys the fort using magic.
Moxie threatens Oberon with military might. Oberon threatens Moxie with magic. To counter Oberon, Moxie asks Camelot to send Merlin to help her out and Arthur agrees.
Once Merlin arrives, Moxie demands that he confront Oberon and use magic spells to defeat the Fairy King. Merlin isn’t thrilled by the request. Moxie wants him to cast field magic spells, a type of spell casting that Merlin has never been able to master.
The Picts hear about the fort and decide Moxie has become hostile. They determine to attack rather than wait for Moxie to attack them.
Meanwhile, Moxie’s only child, the ten-year-old daughter, Aethelwine, decides she won’t be the next queen, leaving Moxie without an heir.
Tristan, a Knight of the Round Table, has been exiled by Arthur for insulting all the nobles with his songs and is staying in Moxie’s castle. He is working on a play to be staged in Stonehenge. Tristan hopes the play will end his exile since it praises King Arthur and Camelot
Faced with threats from the fairies and the Picts, Moxie decides to take on the fairies. Merlin tells Moxie and Oberon they are both idiots for fighting each other when the real threat comes from the Picts who will be able to conquer both after they fight a battle and are weakened by casualties.
Moxie and Oberon agree to a treaty and combine forces to confront the Picts who have been reinforced by boatloads of warriors.
Can Moxie and Oberon convince the Picts to back down?
And what about Aethelwine?
Is Tristan’s play any good?
For those who aren’t familiar with Hank, here’s some background:
Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric sci-fi and fantasy stories. He also writes and lectures about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 19 books and 50 short stories along with dozens of articles.
He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a third Moxie novel that takes place in the Camelot era.
He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.
Now for the giveaway.
The giveaway will consist of 5 eBook copies of QUEEN MOXIE, 3 eBook copies of PRINCESS MOXIE, and a 2-book boxed set of the previous MOXIEnovels in eBook format. Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter or click here.
Thanks for stopping by during Hank’s visit. Would you want to be the next heir to a kingdom?