The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
The League of Princes #1
4 of 5 stars
The Princes Charming from the tales of Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty join together to defeat an evil witch and prove themselves heroes to the kingdoms — and princesses — who are less-than-impressed by their past attempts.
“Oh, give me a break,” Liam yelled, and stomped his foot in anger. “Why is there a dragon here? Nobody mentioned a dragon!”
This book was so much FUN!
I love books like this, where you get so caught up in the unique (and somewhat over-the-top) characters, the silly humor, and the absolutely absurd situations in which they find themselves that you just want to keep reading about them, long after the book is over. The relationship dynamics between the characters are awesome, too, and leave so much potential for development in the sequel(s?)
The classic fairy tales serve as the backdrop for this epic adventure, but adds to them in a way that makes them more fun. For instance, Snow White has now married her Prince Charming, Duncan, and their life together is one of crazy, quirky antics where they frolic in the woodlands and give names to all of the animals. He enters the story when Snow decides she needs some “me time” and sends him off into the woods, where he gets himself hopelessly lost and happens to stumble across the other Princes Charming on their quest.
Overall: Both silly and sweet, a fun adventure that is sure to make you smile