The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle
by Christopher Healy
(April 2013: Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins)
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic.Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don’t you? They’re the Princes Charming, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses—Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose—to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms.
But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.
Christopher Healy, author of the acclaimed The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, takes us back to the hilariously fractured fairy-tale world he created for another tale of medieval mischief. Magical gemstones, bladejaw eels, a mysterious Gray Phantom, and two maniacal warlords bent on world domination—it’s all in a day’s work for the League of Princes.
THE BARDS HAVE SPOKEN!
“The friendships and romantic relationships between the many players continue to grow in complexity, and readers will be eager to find out where the princes’ misadventures take them next.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Filled with witty banter, new and amusing characters, much seat-of-your-pants action, cartoony illustrations, and more clever references to fairy-tale tropes, this hefty installment is certain to keep fans of the first book happily entertained and, since it ends with a significant cliffhanger, eager for more.” —The Horn Book
“The princes Charming reunite for another slapstick, kingdom-saving quest. . . While the wacky comedy and witty wordplay is broken up by emotional growth and romantic story arcs, laughter takes precedence.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Uproarious adventure follows, with plenty of action and hilarious dialogue, as well as some deeper insights into the princes, princesses, and villains. This highly satisfying sequel to the first tale still leaves readers hanging for more.” —School Library Journal