Available in both paperback and ebook via Amazon and other booksellers, “The Quest for the Holy Something or Other” is a humorous read that follows the antics of the ever-innocent/rose-tinted-glasses-wearing Pig and her reluctant knight, Sir Kay, as they hunt for the Holy Bread Box. If you enjoy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” you will love this comedic parody of King Arthur’s court as they fight themselves and the inevitable march of … change.
Perhaps one of the most endearing aspects of this novel for me is the characters, which are all memorable and one-of-a-kind — a true feat in the expansive realm of Arthurian legend. My favorite is perhaps Kylie’s Lancelot, because what can I say, I’m a sucker for antagonists. Merlin is also a personal favorite of mine, and you just can’t bring yourself to not like Pig (if you don’t, it’s akin to kicking a puppy).
“Quest” is also a quick read, in the manner, that it encourages you to keep flipping pages in order to see what befalls our heroes next, or to see what other antics Lancelot and the rest of the FCC try to pull. The book various comedic scenes — some featuring the most delightful, absurd sequence of events — during which Kylie is truly displaying her sense of humor, and I know it had me chuckling out loud to myself on several occasions. It is definitely worth a read.
I’ve included the full summary below:
Enter the Realm of Camelot, home of famous legends: King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, and Merlin—but this isn’t their story. Meet Pig, a humble gong farmer who dreams of the glories of Camelot. Her dreams become reality–or so she thinks–when she becomes Sir Kay’s page. What starts off as a joke soon becomes the adventure of Pig’s life when Merlin sends the knights on a quest for the Holy Gift Box–er–Bread Basket–whatever it is! On their quest, they face many knight-worthy, and some not-so-knight-worthy, foes: an insane pond dweller, several greedy salespeople, and an overzealous cache seeker, all the while fighting against time, mostly each other, and the most infamous villain of all—change. The Quest for the Holy Something or Other is a fresh and funny take on a well-known legend, with engaging characters, some rather good jokes, and something that starts with S, but it isn’t important.
Bonus: The Cats Review …
When I brought Kylie’s book home, the cats displayed great deal of interest in it. They each had pretty unique thoughts on the book.
Tatiana, my calico, thought it smelled very interesting, worth a 1 or so sniff — impressive for an easily distracted cat.
Jazzlyn, the tiger-striped calico, concurred with Tatiana that it had a unique, pleasant smell.
Marinus, the grey and white tabby, thought after two licks that it tasted funky, albeit in a good way.
Ichabod, the leopard-spotted tabby, paid it no heed.
So purchase this book for a read that will have you in stitches, or purchase it for your cats — three out of four cats can’t be wrong! Either way, you will not regret having this book on your bookshelf.