"Readers of all ages will enjoy this one!"
Sam Hatcher lives on a farm with his parents and has
always wanted adventure. On Sam's sixteenth birthday his
father tells him that he was once in the Royal Guard. He
tells Sam to go to the Captain of the Guard and see if he
can gain admittance to this elite group.
Sam meets with Captain Clerret of the Royal Guard who
tells him that he cannot belong to the elite group but
that he can see if Rigby Skeet, a sword for hire, will
take him in and train him. If Sam can be trained, maybe
Captain Clerret will let him join the Royal Guard.
Once Sam hooks up with Rigby they discover that the
rightful king Olive is alive and in the dungeon of The
Boneman. They decide to rescue Olive so he can take back
his rightful throne from his evil and strange brother
Boonder. From then on adventures abound and there's even a
little romance as well. You never know who or what will
turn up next!
If you are a fan of books such as THE PRINCESS BRIDE, then
this is a must read. This quick easy fun read will appeal
to fantasy readers of all ages. There's a little something
for everyone in this humorous page turning adventure. I
highly recommend this one.
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted February 5, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 18, 2006