Neth the swordsman and his sidekick, an enchanted rabbit named Sir Hops-a-Lot, prefer to work alone, but this time they've been shanghaied into a less-than-epic quest involving crooked elves, clean cut dwarfs, a racist cleric, obstinate trolls, flying vampire heads, and a beautiful princess who apparently... eats dragons.
The Pulp Your Cherry line is a series of stand-alone novels celebrating the many facets of pulp fiction, from the 1890s to the present. Although the sword & sorcery genre had been around since at least the 1920s (it would not be dubbed "sword & sorcery", however, until 1961), the early 1980s saw a resurgence of interest in the genre, due in large part to the growing popularity of the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Many characters in 1980s fantasy stories were far more self-aware however, either actually traveling to a fantasy world from our own (as in the Dungeons & Dragons animated series, the comic book series The Realm, and novels like Christopher Carpenter's The Twilight Realm) or simply displaying a broader knowledge of their own genre's unique tropes (the Discworld series). This adventure, the third in the Pulp Your Cherry collection, is written in that vein.