The Adventures of Sir Roderick, the Not-Very Brave
In a land where peace is threatened by assassins, invading armies and unhappy peasants, one knight must be brave enough to protect the kingdom. But Roderick doesn't want to be that knight! When Queen Emily sends her knights on a grand quest, Sir Roderick wants to stay behind. Reluctantly, he ventures forth beyond the Forest of Gilderang (filled with fearsome creatures) to the Circle of Mountains, home to giant cockroaches. En route, he meets an invisible girl, a talking bear and the most famous sorcerer in the land. When war threatens, Roderick must choose between a chance for glory and doing what's right. One of the funniest adventures you'll read this year.
James O'Loghlin is the host of Sunday Evenings on ABC Local Radio. From 2004 to 2011 he hosted The New Inventors on ABC-TV, and from 2002 to 2006 he hosted The Evening Show on ABC Local Radio. He has hosted and appeared on many other television and radio shows. James began performing stand-up comedy in 1990 and for most of the 1990s managed to combine a successful comedy career with a day job as a criminal lawyer. He is the author of four books including Umm... A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, How to Balance Your Life and Andy's Secret Weapon, and is a leading MC, facilitator and speaker on innovation.