The Hero's Guide

April 22, 2013

They tell you to never judge a book by its cover, and that is usually a good policy unless your judgment is, "Man, I want to read that." That was the case for me and the book The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.

The book involves four different princes from popular fairy tales that, due to the laziness of bards, were all dubbed "Prince Charming." These princes, who share a hatred for their real names being omitted from their own stories, team up to save Cinderella and the bards they are annoyed with from a witch. They end up crossing paths with vegetarian trolls, a 10-year old bandit king, and grumpy dwarves who insist on people correctly spelling the plural of their race.

This book is so much fun, I did not want to stop reading it. The art was another great part of the book; it made me wish there were more pictures. The only problem is that the ending falls a little flat in a "we are setting things up for a sequel" kind of way. But hopefully The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, which comes out very soon, will live up to its predecessor.

James M.
Edgerton Branch


April 30th for the sequal!

April 30th for the sequal!

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