The Quest for the Talisman: The Dooda Vol. 1 by Michael Faris
Series: The Dooda, Book 1.
Approx. 96,000 words.
Published on August 27, 2012 by
When his King sends him after a mysterious artifact, Kev gathers up a small crew and sets off on a tour of a strange and magical world--aboard a sun-powered airship. No one seems to know much about the artifact (the Dooda), but Kev soon learns that he isn't the only person seeking it. And some of the searchers will stop at nothing to seize it for themselves.