Manly Hero

Interested in our book? You can find it on amazon Manly Hero: A Small Tale, and other links listed below.

And here are a few of our reviews from amazon:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “… this book is to the fantasy genre what Hitchhicker’s Guide was to sci-fi. I can’t wait for the next one.” – REXPAX

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A great story that kept me up late at night turning pages and wondering what was going to happen next.” – Fantasy Fan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “What Joss Whedon did for T.V. fantasy with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Adrastus Rood does for the fantasy novel with Manly Hero.” – willwindow


By the morning of his thirtieth birthday Manly Hero still hasn’t killed a monster. Normal for most people perhaps, but not for his family. Monster-slaying is the Hero family business, and Manly comes from a very long line of monster-slayers. In fact, Manly’s grandfather is one of the most famous monster-slayers to have ever lived. And now in the land of Aldendhar monsters are completely extinct, because Manly’s grandfather was just a little too awesome at his job.

So what is the thirty-year-old grandson of a monster-slayer supposed to do with his life? Hold down his job as a butterfly curator at the royal museum? Hang out with his two best friends; Cronimus, the failing wizard, and Ruby, the pickpocketing, self-proclaimed pirate? Or should Manly finally admit his true feelings to the girl of his dreams, the beautiful and famous Amelia Champion? And there’s still those birthday letters Manly’s receiving from his dead grandmother.

However, by the evening of his thirtieth birthday, Manly’s mind will be filled with a much different set of questions. Can he actually slay a monster? What happened to his catatonic grandfather? And are his parents really in an open marriage? The answers Manly finds will take him down a crazy path of adventure he couldn’t have foreseen, with a group of characters just as unique as his family.

 Still interested? You can download a free sample (or purchase it) at amazon, createspaceSmashwords, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks. 🙂 (available in both ebook and paperback format)

11 thoughts on “Manly Hero

  1. […] wrote Manly Hero. HomeAbout UsContactOur BooksManly Hero Jun 29 2012 Leave a comment By petra manly hero, petra, […]

  2. Fan says:

    Manly hero the one reason I rush home after work… I read until like 12:30 in the morning on my days off till I relize that I haven’t eaten… 😀

  3. ME says:

    I hope that i can get a e book copy soon!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    i hope you make manly hero a best seller!!! 😀

  5. Jon says:

    Is there a hardcopy of the book available? Or only a digital version available?

    • petra says:

      Currently the book is only available digitally. But the physical copy should be available soon. We will put up a post when the hardcopy one becomes available. 🙂

  6. Tamara says:

    I just ordered my i-pad, so I will be able to download your book soon!

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