Book Of The Day – My Sparkling Misfortune

by Greg on May 10, 2011

Here is a highly rated bargain Kindle book and it is also today’s Book Of The Day. My Sparkling Misfortune (The Lakeland Knight) by Laura Lond has an outstanding 4.6 star rating and costs only $1.99!

My Sparkling Misfortune was also the 1st place winner of the Reader Views Literary Award 2010!

What a nasty, dreadful, and cruel villain Arkus is. Oh, and don’t forget funny. Yes, I said funny! With author Laura Lond’s crisp, wry sense of humor, you’ll be laughing right along with the scoundrel on almost every page. –The Feathered Quill

My Sparkling Misfortune (The Lakeland Knight)
by Laura Lond
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Category: Fantasy/Humorous Fantasy
Price: $1.99


Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead—“a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains’ plans.” Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the Sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of “best interests” is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Ohman!!!! Gush, gush, gush, gush, gush! I absolutely ADORED this book! And I mean ADORED! It is the cutest book I have read since, well, since I read The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. And that’s appropriate because, with a debut like My Sparkling Misfortune, Laura Lond really might just be the next Patricia C. Wrede.


Lond is a talented author with a wonderful, unique writing style. Her ability to tell a classic fantasy tale (that is still distinct, and different from others I have read) makes My Sparkling Misfortune a perfect choice for those who enjoy entering another world and enjoying the mysteries and beauty found there…


My Sparkling Misfortune is funny and even gives out a good message. It definitely deserves a place in the must read lists of all fantasy enthusiasts.

Get My Sparkling Misfortune here: My Sparkling Misfortune (The Lakeland Knight)

About The Author

Laura Lond is an internationally published author of several novels and a collection of short stories. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Having worked for 2 years at a literary museum, Laura entered the world of business, working for large international corporations like Xerox Ltd. and Fluor Daniel. After moving from Europe to the United States, she has been self-employed as a freelancer.

Laura lives in Illinois.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Laura Lond and ENT appreciate it.

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