The Balderdash Saga – Special Edition

The Balderdash Saga – Special Edition

For all the flowers left on the graves. ~ Not all fairytales are about beautiful princesses and dashing princes. Some are about the corpses living below our very feet....

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Includes all 3 short stories originally released under ‘The Balderdash Saga Shorts’ series:

  • Roland the Pirate Knight
  • Hurlock the Warrior King
  • Scarlet the Kindhearted Princess
  • PLUS: An EXCLUSIVE short story available only here: Screech the Feathered Guardian.
  • PLUS: 12 exclusive color illustrations available only here.

Reviewer Tyler Quevedo says of ‘The Balderdash Saga’ series: “If you’re looking for a short read with great life lessons and core values for a budding adult, I’d recommend this book!”

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(by Artist Luke Spooner):

This SPECIAL EDITION features all 3 of the short stories released in the LOWER GRADE FAIRYTALE series THE BALDERDASH SAGA SHORTS. It also features an exclusive 4th short story, available only in this special edition. Finally, it includes 12 exclusive illustrations. [Ideal for kids as young as 6 and as old as 11, depending on reading level and parental involvement.]

Roland the Pirate Knight

Roland joins a misfit crew of pirates led by Captain Oakheel, who is trying to become the leader of the Bloodband Pirates. As Roland stands on the edge of a plank during this pirate action-adventure, he wonders if it will be water or deck that ends up below his feet.

Hurlock the Warrior King

Hurlock leads an army against the evil mage Kahster, who is hiding behind a strange fog that suffocates the small town of Ashcroft. As Hurlock fights his way toward the sorcerer, he is faced with a difficult choice: be a leader, or become lost in the fog forever.

Scarlet the Kindhearted Princess

Scarlet wants desperately to save her deathly sick father. To do so she must team up with a mysterious man, who promises to help save her father in return for a specific favor. What will the favor really cost her? Will Scarlet find herself a pawn in this man’s game, or will she really get the chance to save her father from his impending doom?

Screech the Feathered Guardian

An exclusive addition featuring one of the beloved characters from the world of Balderdash….

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NOTE (11 September 2023): The audiobook is currently available exclusively through Amazon, Apple, and Audible. However, the current listings will soon expire and we’ll be re-distributing through more than 40 retail, subscription, and library channels. AND IT WILL BE PRICED EVEN LOWER! Please stay tuned to this page for updates.

In the meantime, the complete unabridged audiobook is available (just click on an icon below) at:
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NOTE (11 September 2023): The original 1st Edition is now out of print, but a new 2nd Edition will be coming soon. Please stay tuned to this page for details.



J.W. Zulauf – Author
Luke Spooner – Cover Artist and Illustrator
Deb Hartwell – Editor
Lane Diamond – Senior Editor
Peter Reynolds – Audiobook Narrator/Producer

Series: The Balderdash Saga, Book 4
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Box Sets / Omnibus Editions, Lower Grade Chapter Book
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Format: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Length: 19,593 Words, 20 Illustrations (eBook in Color, Paperback in B&W)
Narrator: Peter Reynolds
Illustrator: Luke Spooner
ASIN: B01EQ559E6
ISBN: 9781622533404
List Price: New Second Edition Paperback Coming Soon
eBook Price: $3.99
Audiobook Price: $6.95 Audiobook List Price (May Be Adjusted by Retailers)
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