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The Hal Spacejock Series (Teen/Adult)


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Robot Vs Dragon Book One

Robots Vs Dragons by Simon Haynes


Book One: A pair of nuts on the throne.

This cover is based on my 2018 April Fools gag, but the joke is on me because now I have to write the thing.

When a battered old robot washes up on the shores of the Old Kingdom, it signals the end of a fragile alliance between the four ancient Houses. It turns out dragons are really tasty, and having filleted, boned and baked their scaly allies to the very brink of extinction, no single House can hope to win out against the other three.
Into this shaky impasse steps the mechanical man, impervious to crude weapons, magic, suspicious wedding feasts, poisoned pies, and fire of any colour, be it wild, angry or just slightly annoyed.
Each House stakes their claim to the mechanical marvel, convinced the mysterious creature will lead them to a crushing victory against the others once they teach it to fly. And breathe fire. And, you know, ignore the Three Laws.
It's just a pity none of them thought to ask the robot what it wants.


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FAQ (Updated April 2018)

Sounds cool, when will this be released?
I have three other novels to finish first. Still in planning.

Can't you just write more Hal Spacejock?
I will, after this one. Hal 9 is already planned.

Will Hal Spacejock and Clunk appear in this novel?
Are you kidding? Clunk is the STAR of this novel! As for Hal ... who knows?



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