for The King's Taster by Kenneth Oppel, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher
Max is the cook's dog. And because he is also the king's taster, Max gets to feast on
No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn't want to dine on these delicious dishes?
The new king, that's who.
And if the new king has his way, it won't just be their job that the cook and Max lose!