Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Review: Our Intrepid Heroine

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Age Appropriate For: 8 and up for some blood and mild violence
Best for Ages: 10 and 18

Description: There are three things that you really ought to know about our Intrepid Heroine: Firstly, she cannot pronounce 'felicitations'. Secondly, a unicorn is following her about. Thirdly, she's on her way to kill a dragon.
A dragon that has killed an entire flock of her father’s sheep, three goats and one pig.
And a frog.
Throw in a command from a King, a knight (or two), and a mysterious Hooded Person of Unknown Gender and this dragon had better watch his scales.

I really didn’t know what I was getting into when I agreed to review this book. I knew the basic premise and that was about it. I was quickly plunged into a light fantasy with a unique feel.

Kingsely is a strong writer with a voice that is unique and doesn’t sound like she is trying to copy anyone else. Her writing was fantastic and strong, making this short little book a joy to read.

The story was told from the perspective of a narrator, which is a perspective that isn’t used very often any more, but made this story entertaining and unique. The narrator interrupted the tale a few times to give humorous tips and opinions. The narrator, though not the main character, steals the show.

The story itself, a dragon slaying story of sorts, had many twists and turns. A girl, not a knight, is after the dragon. She meets a spoiled princess, two knights, and a wise man that is not so wise. Each character adds a great dimension and more humor to the story.

If you haven’t already guessed, this is a story that is meant to be humorous, not serious. It is light and entertaining, with no great point. However, I enjoyed every minute of it just as a nice, clean, relaxing read.

I highly recommend this book for those who like unique stories of adventure, dragons, and knights.

I received this book from author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

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