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.
Packed with adventure and humor, this new award-winning short fantasy novel was inspired by William Goldman's "The Princess Bride."
This report prepared by Paul Allen