Swords for Hire Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the ancient Kingdom of Parmall, Sam Hatcher lives a simple life with his parents—until he turns sixteen. Then Sam meets Rigby Skeet, a wisecracking guard who calls himself a “Sword for Hire.” The two uncover a plot that has imprisoned King Olive in a dungeon guarded by the terrifying Boneman. The king's evil (and very strange) brother now rules the kingdom. Sam then joins Rigby on an cross-country adventure—encountering evil guards, a magical sorcerer, and even a beautiful girl held captive.
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Packed with adventure and humor, this new award-winning short fantasy novel was inspired by William Goldman's "The Princess Bride."
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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