The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes #1)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Pub­lisher: Walden Pond Press
Pages: Hardcover, 419 pages
Series: The League of Princes
Pub­li­ca­tion date: May 1st 2012

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes--a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

I’ve been giving The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom a lot of thought ever since I saw its cover. It is needless to say that I loved it since the moment I laid my eyes on it. It kind of reminds me of DreamWorks movies, How to Train Your Dragon, in particular. I wonder why.

I really wanted to buy it and what kept me from doing it was my husband saying that it’s probably not that good. So I let it go and tried to put it behind me.


I couldn’t.

I needed the DreamWorks dragon book sooooo badly!! I couldn’t sleep at night because of it. I couldn’t eat nor focus on my work. I started hearing voices telling me to spend the last of my PayPal money on it and forget all about buying that new videogame that I wanted to play so much.

I almost gave in. Almost.

Bah, who am i kidding? I wouldn’t be here writing this review if I hadn’t bought the darned thing, would I?

Yeah I bought it...

And it didn’t suck!

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is actually a pretty fun book. Christopher Healy’s sense of humor is extremely cheesy and exactly my style. The characters are cute and the story is fun. There is a catch, though. The secret to loving this book is in not taking it seriously. Want a fast way of having some fun? Go for it. Want a serious book? Don’t bother. Fun and silly are the keywords here.

And why would you even expect a serious book considering the cover?! Does that look remotely serious to you? Of course not! Let’s use our brains a bit, people!

I was going to give it four stars but the awesome drawings (total surprise there) deserve an extra star. So maximum score for our League of Princes!


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