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Just About Anyone

By Carl R. Jennings
High fantasy comedy from a pleasantly twisted mind.
Available in paperback and on Kindle
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

"Humorous details and parodied fantasy tropes entertain throughout...

[The] campaign, botched acts of heroism, failed public outings, and an all-out riot lead to a satisfying conclusion...

Fans of comedic fantasy will... enjoy this humorous, inventive take on kingmaking."

~ Publishers Weekly

The Kingdom of Ugh is just like any other on the improbable planet of Morsus: full of unhappy humans and aloof magical creatures, and is ruled by a king who doesn't care much about anything beyond his next meal. So, for a brief moment of happiness, the subjects took matters into their own hands...


... and beheaded the king.

The king is dead! Long live... um...

Now it's up to a wizard and a witch to pick the next ruler in a long line of rulers, all no longer in possession of anything to put a crown on. They figure something has to change. Aside from being messy, beheadings don't help anyone. So what can this unlikely - or perhaps quite likely - pair do to end the streak of regicide and make such unhappy humans happy?


And then it hits them:

The perfect solution.

Or at least, it better be perfect.

It just has to be.

About the Author


Carl R. Jennings is a man who sometimes arranges words in interesting ways, but, more often than not, they're merely confusing or unsettling. He has been published in numerous magazines such as Phantasmagoria Magazine and in several anthologies, including A Celebration of Storytelling from Dark Owl Publishing. His debut humorous fantasy book, Mister Posted and the Brain Freeze Goddess, is available on all ebook platforms. Click here to check out Carl's work on Patreon.


Click here for an interview with Carl from Bandit Fiction.

Praise for Carl's previous works

"... made me laugh out loud even when stuck in a tube carriage during rush hour."

~ Gab Harvey, Bandit Fiction


"The pace was fast, the plot was absolutely original... one of the best books I've read this year."

~ W.N., 5-star review on Amazon

Think Douglas Adams meets Terry Pratchett with a bit of Monty Python thrown in,

and you have Carl R. Jennings.

But what makes good fantasy comedy?

Here's some insight and information about the genre.

Comedic Fantasy from BestFantasyBooks.com 


Fantasy comedy from Wikipedia


How to Marry Funny and Fantasy in Your Writing from Geek & Sundry


Humor in Fantasy Fiction, an interview with Brian Wood from Mythic Scribes


In Praise of Humor in Fantasy and Science Fiction from Tor.com