The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Book - 2013
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"The four princes erroneously dubbed by Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales have to once again save the kingdom from a great threat"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062118455
0062118455
Characteristics: 479 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Todd - Illustrator

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qiaoenlo
Jun 29, 2016

I absolutely LOVE how Christopher Healy constructed funny, interesting, and awesome characters into his terrific and hilarious book! He changes fairytale characters from their normal appearance-sweet, perfect, and brave-into something truly amazing! As you read this book, it gets better and better! I recommend this series to anyone and everyone!!! :D

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 13, 2016

Another funny, adventuresome book by Mr. Healy! As a sequel, this book packs a heavy-sized punch as the familiar, lovable characters go on another adventure to save their world from villainous disaster. Er, try to anyway.
The characters get more development in this book, and the stakes were definitely heightened as key figures were put in more life-threatening situations and showed more of their true feelings. Briar was a key role-player, and her prominent annoyance actually faded into comfortable enjoyment for me as a reader. I mean, the character herself was still as self-centered and bratty as ever, but it was written to play off extremely well with the other characters (mainly Liam and Gustav), which I found highly entertaining. Liam and Briar's "romantic" dynamic was explored, as well as Liam and Ella's. Rapunzel got more plot time, though still haunts the edges of the pages and still seems like a plot device. Hopefully by the third book she'll have a more pivotal role. Frederic seems to be having some deep-seated admiration for the girl (which is no surprise, considering the end of the first book), and that may set up some future conflict between him and Gustav, which I'd be interested in seeing. Duncan was a little short-changed as a character this time around, as the story focused more on Liam, Briar, Frederic, and some key villains. And as the story went along, although the plot was engaging, there were some inconsistencies in the story, such as characters disappearing in key scenes, etc.
However, despite some minor qualms, the book was hilarious, enjoyable, and kept me engaged. And isn't that what really matters? I'll definitely be finishing the series.

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sarahage8
Oct 14, 2014

great book i loved it and the first book was amazing!

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hopecovey
Jul 16, 2014

A great sequel to the first book. A must-read for everyone!

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jhirdler24
Aug 19, 2013

I was glad to see they made a sequel to the hero's guide to saving your kingdom (see above). Not because they were so many plot holes at the end of the previous story, but because the characters were so interesting, I didn't want the story to end. Once again the League of Princes (the four "Princes Charming") is recruited to save the day. Sort of. Blackmailed by an unforgettable villain, they need to steal a ancient sword from the "King of Thieves". And in the process, they might just save all the 13 Kingdoms. If they don't get killed first. Just as good as the first one. Wouldn't mind another sequel or two.

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 13, 2016

The path to hero-hood will be fraught with danger, risk, and adversity. But it will all be worth it in the end when someone writes a factually incorrect song about you.

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 13, 2016

Drat, he thought. Looks like I picked a bad week to stop believing in myself.

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 13, 2016

(Briar) It's like you've never danced before in your life. A dead yak has more grace.
(Gustav) Is there a dead yak around here? 'Cause I'd happily change partners.
(Briar) Ooh, nice one. Which of your biceps thought up that zinger?
(Gustav) Jealous, Lady Twig-Arms?
(Briar) Me? Jealous of a man shaped like an upside-down triangle? Don't flatter yourself.
(Gustav) I wouldn't dream of it. Flattering yourself is what you do best.

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 13, 2016

"Listen up, Mount High-Hair," Gustav barked. "Say what you want about me, but lay off the rest of the team. I've been through a lot of stuff with these people. Nobody can tell me that Fancy Dancer and Lady Slick-Pants aren't heroes. Captain Gloom-Cape over there, too. And even Shrimp Charming has his moments."
Briar leaned back in her chair. "I admire your ability to insult your friends while you defend them. It's a rare talent."

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violet_panda_971
Jun 27, 2014

"Now I know why penquins pefer to walk!"
-Prince Duncan

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sarahage8
Oct 14, 2014

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hopecovey
Jul 03, 2014

hopecovey thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_dolphin_3159
Apr 19, 2014

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violet_swan_52 Jun 08, 2013

violet_swan_52 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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