Kings of Under-Castle is a collection of short stories featuring two rogues, Pickel and Weasle, who live in the drains beneath the King’s castle.
Pickel and Weasle encounter the officious Courtier Bland, the macabre Surgeon Strichnin, the Keeper of the Royal Bloodhounds, and the deadly Hanging Judge. They meet up with the King and Queen, the lovely Helena von Gosporin, the cheery jailer, Drossum, all the while being supported/hindered by two cheeky urchins, Joe and Ferd. Pickel and Weasle are quick to purloin valuables to make their life in the dark tunnels more comfortable, nor are they fussy about what they eat, as long as it’s meat.
Their hilarious adventures get them into many sticky situations which test their ingenuity and they usually, but not always, end up on top.
Michael B Fletcher lives in Tasmania where he writes fantasy stories in the main. This is his first published title, although many of his short stories can be found in anthologies and magazines in the US and Australia.
- Kings of Under-Castle
- ISBN: 978-0992302009
- RRP: AU $24.95, UK £15.99 US$13.99 EU€12.99
- Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia
- Fiction : Fantasy – Short Stories/historical/humorous
- (Teenager to Adult)
- 194 pages – paperback English
- Binding: Perfect bound
- Dimensions: 229mm x152mm
- eBook Formats: Kindle
- Publication Date: September, 2013.
- Distributor: (Australia/NZ) Novella Distributors; (UK/Europe) Gazelle; (elsewhere) Neilsen/Ingram