Born at a young age, Michael has been fascinated with the written word since gnawing through his very first book. Now many years later, the fascination remains, though his teething habits have improved, except for the occasional nibble on the corner of a nice-looking dictionary. He lives in California with his wife and children and a varied assortment of pets, all of whom tolerate his unnatural affinity for pens and typewriters, and the annual descent into madness known as NaNoWriMo.
Something is rotten in Thistledew, and Hero Rosalind is forced out of retirement to deal with it. Journey with Rosalind, her unlikely squire Francis, and others as they explore the wilds in search of the fabled lost kingdom and its legendary treasure. Will they return unscathed? Not even the Great Ook knows the answer to that question.