New Release Mondays: The Lazy Dragon and the Bumblespells Wizard by Kath Boyd Marsh

51qds-wbc5l-_sx348_bo1204203200_Author Name: Kath Boyd Marsh

Book Title: The Lazy Dragon and the Bumblespells Wizard

Book Genre: Fantasy (Middle Grade)

Release Date: October 1, 2016

Synopsis: Cl’rnce, laziest dragon at Dr’gon and Wizard Tech, can’t escape his Quest. Times is running out for getting the Whisper Stone to the Dr’gon Council Chamber when a Killer knight trees Cl’rnce. Moire Ain, a runaway with a magicks book and a hunger to become a wizard, saves him. Armed with her bumbled spells and Cl’rnce’s goal to get back to full time napping, they set off to complete the Quest and save a king.

Excerpt: Cl’rnce Merlin Clan Principus River Dr’gons—or as his twin sister called him, “waste of dr’gon scales”— crumpled the poster in his paw and stared into his school’s main hall. The Dr’gon and Wizard Technological School and Knights Academy students filed past him. None of them looked at him and most gave him a wide berth.

Cl’rnce didn’t care. He had plans. “ This is war. My sister is going to pay,” Cl’rnce whispered, too low for any of the other students to hear.

Hazel was one snarky sister, and it was over-the- top mean of her to make and hang that poster. He un-crumpled it and read it again:

Fair Warning. Cl’rnce Merlin Clan Principus River Drgons has stolen the baby Barforamous from the zoology department. Be on the lookout. Clrnce most assuredly plans a messy and smelly practical joke for the annual StudentsAssembly.

Cl’rnce sighed. Hazel was a spoiler. Most of what she wrote was true, except for the part about him having the Barforamous. Bubbles had escaped yesterday during Cl’rnce’s mid-afternoon nap. The smelly little fart-machine creature was probably eating all the stink- weed on the river’s edge and would work his way back to Wiz-Tech all on his own by tomorrow. But that was too late for Cl’rnce’s long-planned prank.

“Being brilliant, and the best practical joker at Wiz- Tech, of course I have a backup plan.” Cl’rnce sniggered.Three hours before, he’d snuck in and set a robe-shrinking spell. It would go off in less than an hour.

He was pretty good at magick, although he kept that a secret. Magick 101 was one of the few classes he didn’t sleep through, but he preferred to preserve his title as school slacker and practical joker. No point in ruining his reputation by letting anyone know how good he was at magick. Besides, as much as he liked magick, it was a lot of work.

9389485About the author: Kath Boyd Marsh, born a fourth generation Californian, roamed the USA and came to stay in the magical BlueGrass of Kentucky. Here she writes in an office filled with dragons. Her debut novel took a mere two decades and a multitude of drafts to find a publisher. But Kath, Cl’rnce Merlin Clan Principus Dr’gons, and Moire Ain would not give up. Find out more about Kath on her website.

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11 responses to “New Release Mondays: The Lazy Dragon and the Bumblespells Wizard by Kath Boyd Marsh

  1. Oh, Kaye, Thank you so much. I’m so tickled that you bought it!

  2. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Awesome Kaye! I love it when New Release Mondays makes a difference!

  3. I picked up a couple for the grandkids. Don’t tell them! It’s a surprise.

  4. Thank you, Michael! I hope your grandsons do enjoy!
    Kath

  5. Thank you, Kaye!

  6. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for stopping by Kaye. It was fun to feature a different genre for NRM.

  7. Judy Penz Sheluk

    It sounds like a great book for kids, doesn’t it Michael? Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Sounds like a book my grandsons would enjoy. I’ll have to go take a look. Congratulations on the book, Kath!
    And thank you, Judy, for featuring her and the book! 🙂
    –Michael

  9. This looks fun–best of luck with it!

  10. Judy Penz Sheluk

    My pleasure, good luck with the book~

  11. Thank you so much, Judy!