The Donuts of Doom

The Donuts of Doom

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by ME Brines
     
 

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In a world where pastry is a controlled substance and a layer cake is considered a weapon of mass destruction, one lone figure stands ready, rolling pin in hand, to strike a blow for frosting and freedom.

Prin is an orphaned dwarf raised by humans. He flees a HealthWatch raid on his parents’ bakery that leaves his stepfather dead and his stepmother

Overview

In a world where pastry is a controlled substance and a layer cake is considered a weapon of mass destruction, one lone figure stands ready, rolling pin in hand, to strike a blow for frosting and freedom.

Prin is an orphaned dwarf raised by humans. He flees a HealthWatch raid on his parents’ bakery that leaves his stepfather dead and his stepmother sentenced to the treadmill. Accompanied by a disreputable “wizard” with dubious powers, a gnome with an anger management problem and the village idiot and his loyal and incontinent dog, Prin begins a whimsical journey through a steampunk world of airship pirates, steam cannon, traction trains, clockwork horses, amorous windup robots, vast herds of porcuswine, cannibalistic munchkins, dwarf armies, stoned elves, people who hate clowns, and a fat man on a bicycle.

Through battles, plots and counter-plots, a hint of sorcery, and numerous pastries, can a young baker with a shadowy past discover the recipe to overturn mad Doctor Travaculus and give people back their just desserts? Find out in The Donuts of Doom!

The Donuts of Doom is in the same category as much of the writing of Terry Pratchett and James P. Blaylock. It deals with serious issues in a humorous and whimsical manner. And did I mention recipes? Recipes for all the cookies, biscuits, hotcakes, pies and donuts mentioned in the book are provided in an appendix.

Editorial Reviews

http://gnostalgia.wordpress.com/tag/the-donuts-of-doom/ - Barry Huddleston
Brines doesn’t have a slick ebook cover, or a super-duper publisher. What he does have is talent. I loved the political satire. The story has some laugh out loud moments. You know the kind, where everyone in the room looks at you with an expression questioning your sanity. All in all, I really enjoyed the ebook. The steampunk elements were a hit with me. The commentary was appreciated and the recipes look good. Yes, there are some recipes at the end of the ebook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013263628
Publisher:
M. E. Brines
Publication date:
10/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
215 KB

Meet the Author

The author, M.E. Brines, spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. Designer of more than twenty sci-fi wargames and The Struggle of Nations play-by-e-mail game (all available at www.fantasynations.com) he also organized a dozen fantasy gaming conventions (the EconomyCons) and spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires!

A member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult, a committed Christian, and author of two dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as Alien Abduction, Alien Hybrids, UFOs, Conspiracies, Mind Control the Falun Gong, esoteric Nazism, the Knights Templar, astrology, magick, the Bible, the spear of Longinius and Christian discipleship. Most are available through Smashwords at His work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, The Traveller Chronicle, Midnight Times, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, Weird Tales and The Willows magazine.

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The Donuts of Doom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Jasryel More than 1 year ago
Once I read the title, I couldn't pass up this book. I was not disappointed. It's a fun, light and airy story, much like donuts should be. (I loved the Wizard of Oz touches, too. I won't look at Munchkins the same way again.) I've already recommended this book to my friends. The bonus recipes at the end sound interesting too. Good thing I always have real butter in the fridge! (The HealthWatch would arrest me lickety-split.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A strange but interesting story. Excellent use of characters, wonderful story line that kept your attention. If you're into something that just kind of takes you away for a bit, doesn't have to be this earth shattering discovery type of book and simply want to be entertained by a very good author this is the book. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just not interested and want other recommendations.
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Okay, no more caps or signature, its boring