WANDERING MONSTERS — New book, new series!

Bloody, broke, and face down on the floor is no way to end a job… even for a “monster.”

Life hasn’t been easy for Scars of No-Clan. The king has a bounty out on all monstrous folk, leaving half-orc warriors like Scars no choice but to work for the local evil wizard. Now adventurers have hit the wizard’s dungeon, wiping out years of hard work along with most of his co-workers. He’s left with a handful of survivors: an outcast goblin scout, a heretical gnoll, the wizard’s bizarre apprentice, a bandit cut loose from the stockade, and a murderous knife-fighting lady bugbear. They have to escape before the adventurers find them–and the only way out is through the darkest reaches of the dungeon.

Scars wanted to walk off this job the day he was hired, but going out like this is going to look terrible on his résumé.

RUN LIKE HELL is available HERE on Amazon!


To answer a few likely questions:

-I don’t know if there will be an audio version or not. This is a short novel and usually my longer stuff works better for Audible. We’ll see.

-Paperback may a bit in coming, as with Last Man Out. My usual channels for getting the formatting and production stuff have closed so I have to work out a new pathway.

-YES, I will absolutely continue Poor Man’s Fight and Good Intentions. No, I can’t tell you when the next book in either series will be out, though GI 4 will probably be sometime next year. A sequel to Wandering Monsters may likely hit before that, though.

Hope you enjoy!

3 thoughts on “WANDERING MONSTERS — New book, new series!

  1. PeterM

    I liked Wandering Monsters quite a bit. The characters, the world, the premise, it all works very well. God help me, but I think you did the best job with that asshole troll at the jail. He was so true to life it made me want to jump into DigDig’s body so I could beat him to death with a shovel. Gah.

    I do have to ask, the evil overlord who took over in the recent past and is stoking resentment against people who are different, was that a bit too on the nose or am I just damaged from the last few years? And if it was intentional, does that make the Princess the equivalent of non-complicit Ivanka? I’m not sure I can handle that.

    1. Elliott Kay Post author

      The princess is absolutely not Ivanka. At some point, the comparison of “she’s like this person, except…” breaks down, because the “except” is literally everything about them. At one point, in the very final revisions, I thought, “Gosh, is anyone gonna think she’s supposed to be Ivanka?” But that seemed silly to me. She sure isn’t in any way.

      The king isn’t Trump, either. I don’t think I can write to that level of incompetence. But if you see echoes in the same hate and the same bullshit, well. That’s a tale as old as time, right?
      Which is to say Trump’s bullshit shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  2. Peter

    Yeah, she really didn’t come across as Ivanka at all. The King came across as an evil, hateful bastard in it solely for his own gain, though, so where else was my mind going to go? We’re living in the darkest timeline, dammit.

    In any case, great story, can’t wait for more of it or whatever else you want to write next. But I’ll give you a nickel if it’s a new Good Intentions book. I’m going through Rachel withdrawal.


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