Second in the Fluke Family series, Fluke Family Hero explores Maynerd Fluke Dumsted’s career as the sheriff of his hometown.
King Kryan Kruke now rules the Kingdom of Gnat, but he schemes to rule the four lands of Gnaught by capitalizing on Sheriff Maynerd Dumsted’s relationship to the long dead hero, Richard the Brave. The King hopes to springboard that fame to his advantage by transforming Maynerd into the new national hero.
The Chance arrivals of bad luck Fata Morgana and a young felon named Blacky further complicates Maynerd’s efforts to keep the peace, but Fata may hold the keys to his heart. Dumsted Town falls into turmoil when the local banker plots to fix the elections for Mayor and Sheriff by kidnapping the incumbents and selling them out to the notorious bandits, the Moola Rude, but the plan goes awry.
With Maynerd’s only supporters locked in jail, his fate seems sealed. King Kruke has vanished and Scarface, the leader of the Moola Rude, sits on the throne of Gnat. Oh, where is the hero when a kingdom is in such grave despair? Maynerd must save his friends and the Kingdom of Gnat from certain destruction by King Scarface or lose everything.
Reviewed by Blueink Review
Robert A.G. Erickson knows the value of injecting humor into a fantasy epic. Fluke Family King is the entertaining, lighthearted, third installment in a series chronicling the exploits of Sir Maynerd Fluke Dumsted, a knight who doesn’t fit the standard fantasy - hero mold.