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Title: The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw
Series: League of Princes
Author: Christopher Healy
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Format: Kindle digital edition
The League of Princes get involved in yet another madcap escapade and the various princess’ are involved. An old enemy returns and uses the bards to make the Princes’ into villains, puts a price on their heads and begins a conquest of all the Kingdoms.
Surprise, surprise, everything turns out ok. I know that is totally shocking to anyone who has read the previous books, but believe it!
Ehhh, this was ok, just like Book 2 but not as fun as Book 1. Three books worth of these characters was just too much for me. They were fairytale caricatures shoehorned into a “regular” fantasy novel. The novelty was amusing but it wore thin and in this book wore out for me.
For a series called The League of Princes’, this sure had as much to do with their various love interests taking the stage as it did with them. If I wanted to read the PC, Lady Power schtick, I’d go read some Urban or Paranormal Fantasy, thank you very much.
It wasn’t a bad read, it just didn’t live up to the first book, which unfortunately seems to happen with a lot of series, no matter what genre they might be in. It left me feeling slightly lacking in the Enjoyment Factor. I do recommend this if you’re looking for a fairytale parody or something very light.