The Crying Pennant by Stephen Jennison-Smith
King Arthur, the conceited battle chieftain of legend, and his trusty Man-at-Arms Biggs, who resents his king and friend, encounter a dwarf through a mistake. Together they meet an effeminate elf, a Chinese children’s entertainer, a monk of the short order and a Fully armoured war horse then accept a mission to rescue two princesses from a D’ark Lord, defeat him and slay a dragon. This would be quite straight forward if the pompous king and his band of chums took things seriously, which they don’t! Be prepared for fun and silliness in this fantasy/science fiction novel, the first in the Arth Series.