“Sir Pendleton Stormsnout: Legendary Detective and Seeker of Adventure.”
So reads the sign that hangs by the entrance of the palatial estate that lies on the outskirts of the sleepy hamlet known as Mouseling Hollow. For most mice, hanging such a sign outside their place of business would be sheer arrogance – a sure sign that they were either puffed-up braggarts intoxicated with their own boastfulness, or vainglorious charlatans seeking to separate the innocent from their hard-earned coin.
But Pendleton Stormsnout is most certainly not ‘most mice.’ Far from it…
For Pendleton Stormsnout, the sign that hangs outside his stately manor house is merely a simple declaration of fact – for he is both a legendary detective, and a lifelong seeker of adventure. Over the course of many seasons, the tales of his exploits have spread far and wide throughout the entirety of King Teegan’s Far Collective. The rumors say that Pendleton Stormsnout is a prodigy – a virtuoso – a ‘renaissance mouse’ in the truest sense of the phrase. They say that his powers of observation and deduction are unparalleled. That he can out-think the most distinguished scholars from the University at Old Town, out-fight the greatest champions from the Black Baron’s infamous Arena, and out-drink the thirstiest scalawags in Captain Redfur Tumblefox’s fabled Wrecking Crew. Some even whisper that he sets a finer dinner table than his neighbor, the beloved chef and innkeeper Robert Teague.
When The Feldenspar Daily is granted a rare interview with the famous detective, it quickly dispatches a pair of journalists eager to learn the truth about Sir Pendleton Stormsnout. Is he really as sharp as they say? As learned? As daring? As sophisticated? Being no stranger to news stories that have been a bit…shall we say…exaggerated, the journalists arrive at his doorstep with two questions burning on their lips: has Sir Pendleton Stormsnout really done all the things he’s said to have done? And if so, what is the source of all his amazing abilities – how did he become the celebrated mouse that he is today?
As they question Stormsnout’s butler (and chronicler of sorts) Alfred, they will discover that the answers to their questions are both much greater – and far different – than they ever could have imagined…
Discover the answers for yourself in this, the first novella in the new Mouseling Hollow Chronicles series – featuring the origin story of Sir Pendleton Stormsnout, the breakout hit character from the international best-selling A Journey to Mouseling Hollow series!