Bad Loon Rising (novel)
Born the weakest runt of his Moonclan tribe, Zograt was only ever one beating away from a nasty end... until the Bad Moon bestowed upon him its blessing. Now the Clammy Hand of destiny is upon him and back-stabbing grots scurry to his cause, afraid of the vengeances their new boss will inflict with his powerful spells.
For every underling he suffocates with noxious fungi, Zograt stages a magnanimous gesture, for he is all too aware of his fragile grip on power. Yet in his heart boils an obsession – to become the most formidable, most respected, most fearsome Loonboss there ever was.
Where better to proclaim his new-found majesty than the gloom-shrouded mountain of Muttering Peak? To lay claim to his throne, Zograt must first evade a sinister coven of wizards that wishes to harness the mountain's power for their own dark designs – but with his razor-sharp mind, unpredictable magic, and the loyal troggoth Skrog at his side, Zograt's ambitions may not be so daft, after all...