by Julia Mandala
Cover Artist: Tim Chessmore
Yard Dog Press Chapbook ISBN/ITEM#: 1893687562
Date: 15 April, 2005 List Price $6.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Dracula's Lawyer and other stories by Julia Mandala – ISBN: 1-893687-56-2 - $6.00
Table of Contents: Redneck Wizard * Worse * Dracula's Lawyer
I picked up this little chapbook at the World Fantasy Convention. It was just about my last purchase in the dealer’s room and I’m glad I found it.
This slim volume consists of three stories by Julia Mandala, all of a very humorous sort. "Redneck Wizard" gives us Billy John, a young lad from Georgia who finds himself in a fantasy world of dragons and wizards and how he adjusts to his new life. "Worse" is the story of an elf named Eregath who must marry a human princess to make peace between elves and humans. But the princess is a spoiled brat and when he marries her she will become as immortal as he is. How can he spend eternity with her? Last, there is "Dracula's Lawyer" in which a young lawyer must help Dracula sue a city for refusing to hire him as a computer programmer because he can only work nights.
The book also contains a list of other chapbooks from Yard Dog Press. I am going to make it a point of going to their website and finding out what else they have to offer. I recommend that you do the same.
(Source: Yard Dog Press)