Mungo and the lost clans of the Darien jungle

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

It is July 12, 1698 and members of two Scottish clans, the McGlaikits and the McTossers, clash over pilfered fowl on the docksides of Leith Harbour, Edinburgh. This marks the first of many such altercations between the two feuding clans that mar the voyage of the Iona on its way to the Darien jungle with hundreds of Scottish colonists on board. The scene shifts to the birth of Mungo McDuff, a day largely overshadowed by the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer. As it turns out, Mungo is destined to be overshadowed by events and personalities throughout most of his babyhood, childhood and teenhood. A shy and introverted individual, Mungo faces constant torment during hisformative years at the hands of local bullies and from the loathsome Forbes Strathbottom in particular. Mungo finds solace in his one true love - plants, spending most of his time nurturing his leafy charges and adding to his blossoming collection. The pride of which is to come from the hands of Great Granny McCrabbie during a visit to Castle Groggie on the family estate of Glenmuckie. There, he is given a mysterious pod that he cultivates into a fine specimen of unknown origin and lineage. The plant displays carnivorous tendencies and is finally dismembered by Mungo's father Archie McDuff, after it attacks the latter's nether regions in the bathroom. And so begins an adventure ...

Genre:
Humor / Fantasy
Author:
DonAndy
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
21
Rating:
4.5 2 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue - Pangaea, 208 million years ago

The Micropachycephalosaurus hopped gingerly through the tall undergrowth, trying with all its might not to draw unwanted attention to itself. Of course, it did not know that it was a Micropachycephalosaurus. It was acutely aware, however, that it was very small in relation to the hordes of other scaly-skinned beasts that so often towered above it, intent on eating it. And if carnivores weren’t chasing it, it had to keep an eye out for those idiotic but enormous plant chomping ones that so often came charging through the forest, forcing it to take extreme evasive action to avoid being horribly stomped to death.

It was a bright sunny day in Pangaea and the chicken-sized herbivore was feeling particularly good about things. It hadn’t seen a raptor the whole morning and it was now with a bounce in its hop that it looked here and there for tasty shoots to eat. Then it saw it, a large healthy plant with strange looking pods at the ends of its many tufted red fronds. It was unlike anything the Micropachycephalosaurus had ever seen before and it sidled up to it with interest. The plant stirred ever so slightly as the small dinosaur nuzzled its nose inoffensively against its pods as if trying to decide upon which one to nibble on first. In the blink of a reptilian eye, the Micropachycephalosaurus was gone, never seeing the gleaming white teeth and slavering jaws that lunged downwards to snap it up.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

kimtae95: Great job author, I really like your writing style. I suggest you join Novel Star’s writing competition on April.

Jae Rim: I love reading erotic novels and this is one hell of them 😍 but I would have enjoyed it more if the author had added more in his/her writing like their past their future n more steamy plots😉.But still I enjoyed reading n I wish you luck with your future works . Stay save and healthy 😇

Ana Maria: I love everything about the story,please update us soon.Congratulations!

Josephine Ramos Gagala: What a sheer coincidence that she came from his pack

Katalaserena: This book it’s amazing really, even when it is not my cup of tea,But I love it all thanks!!The storyline and plot was well done writing and the characters and the magic of it was very nice and real.I really enjoy the journey and I was so into the book that I couldn’t stop until the end.

Wanda Colson Center: Love this book as well! Can't wait to see what happens in book 3.

eircla: Joy / tears / love... it a must read ! Oh and more love !

Courtney: I absolutely LOVE this series. I find myself starting a new book before I even realize one had ended. I've read many books about shifters but none have held my attention the way these do.

More Recommendations

Dea Spears: Such a great masterpiece! You can publish your work on NovelStar Mobile App.

reeg122008: Good book! I am really enjoying the storyline. I haven't been able to stop reading as I can't wait to see what happens next. Great job!

henslerA: Really love the plot and writing style of the book. Such an amazing story

skryz3r1: The idea of the plot is original and great, however the character development so far isn’t ideal. There’s too many characters to focus on. It might’ve been better to introduce them in a slower pace so you can get to understand each individually rather than an overwhelming 4/5? mates in what seems...

christina_21700: This is book one Broken Luna. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend the series. It’s beyond good. It’s a page turner. And worth the purchase!

Jude: Like its alright to add gay and lesbians it adding that thr gays get to give birth that is weird real weird

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.