I slumped on my throne. So many lives depended on ME. If I failed, I'd be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of kids. Some not even born yet (or more accurately, emptied out of their jars yet). No matter how bad the problem, a little guilt always makes things worse.
Erasmus James, King of Kids Paradise is the second book in D C Green's Erasmus James series. It's zany, funny and very off-the-wall. It should have a warning sticker on the front! And I'm going to break the Teaser Tuesday rules with one more line to give the above extract some balance:
The rat screamed, 'Gyaaaaah'.