The Prince’s Plight

The Prince’s Plight

Not all fairytales are about beautiful princesses and dashing princes. Some are about the corpses living below our very feet....

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After defeating Maleer, the people of Balderdash work to expand their kingdom by exploring the vast caverns in search of more graveyards. Although Hurlock and the shaman have adopted Kaylan, few in Balderdash trust the prince. Scarlet barely speaks to him, and Screech is the only one to show him affection. To escape the tension, Kaylan unofficially joins the Spelunkers, a group created by the shaman tasked with mapping the caverns.

On one of his excursions, Kaylan is startled to hear a woman’s scream. After locating the source, he watches from the shadows as two men chase her down, swords drawn.

Kaylan realizes with horror that humans stand merely an hour’s walk from Balderdash. He faces a critical decision. Should he run away to warn the rest of the underground kingdom about the human invaders in the caverns, or risk losing his life—and compromising the location of Balderdash—to save the woman?

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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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.

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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 2
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Lower Grade Chapter Book
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 17,692 Words, 13 Illustrations (Color in eBook, B&W in Paperback)
Narrator: Peter Reynolds
Illustrator: Luke Spooner
ISBN: 9781622533336
List Price: New Second Edition Paperback Coming Soon
eBook Price: $3.99
Audiobook Price: $6.95 (May Be Discounted by Retailers)
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