As one of the editors working with the author to prepare it for publication, I can personally say she worked damn hard on this! There are no limits to her imagination, and the countless fairy tale references being turned on their heads should put a smile on your face. While it is aimed at young adults, there’s a certain quality to it which makes it both timeless and relatable to those still young at heart. I could not recommend this more:
Between dodging his cruel cousin, searching for rings of power, being bothered by pesky authors, and helping a mysterious queen, Destan realizes that being a hero isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
In his quest to find the pluck to take on his impending duties and adversaries, he is swept away into a world filled with magic and fairy tales—things he thought only existed in books.
Will he find the courage he so desires, or will he remain valour-less, losing everything—including himself—in its pursuit.