Clan of the Dung-Sniffers
“Wounds of the body heal swiftly in comparison
to those of the mind.”
In the center of the Marble Tower, in the center of the City, there hangs the Radiance, a mystical object of prayer and devotion.
When the Radiance suddenly vanishes, eight young men: a nobleman’s son and his servant; a Bedouin mystic; a cobbler and his cousin; a City guard; a cross-dresser; and Glane, the boy who wants to fly, are suspected of its theft.
Yes, they took it ... but only because it needed repair! And, since they broke it, they must repair it.
But the situation is not as simple as that — and there are many, many reasons why the perpetrators are WANTED!
To elude capture, this octet of unlikely conspirators forms a secret clan, the Clan of the Dung-Sniffers, and vows to repair and replace the Radiance before the authorities can catch them.
But their plans are derailed by bees and feathers and blackmail ... and they are sent headlong into a brewing rebellion that might potentially dissolve their first great achievement — friendship.
In a beehive of mistaken interpretations and murderous intrigue, and while under the constant threat of termination, the Clan of the Dung-Sniffers must strive to overcome their prejudices and personal fears while attempting to piece together the fractured Radiance, and the shattered fragments of their lives.
About Lee Danielle Hubbard
Lee Danielle is a student at the University of Victoria where she studies history, art history and religious studies. [MORE]
“The world Hubbard presents to readers is original and unexpectedly complicated as it unveils itself piece by piece through the filter of Ksar's baffled observations and Yaryk's ambitious plans. Clan of the Dung-Sniffers is entertaining and offbeat, a first novel for Hubbard to be proud of." - Dru Pagliassotti, The Harrow
"A Fantasy adventure about facing one's weaknesses head on, "Clan of the Dung-Sniffers" is a top pick for anyone seeking something bit different in their fantasy, and will likely be a popular lend in community library fantasy collections." — Midwest Book Review, "Wisconsin Bookwatch"
"Well-written, with vivid descriptions of an alien, arabic-like, medieval world, Clan of the Dung-Sniffers will appeal to readers who enjoy exploring the unusual." — Ronald Hore, CM Magazine