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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Bards are lazy. Why bother having to memorize all the names of all the princes in all the stories when you can just call all of 'em Prince Charming?

Well, some princes aren't going to take it anymore. They are people too, darn it!
Four princes are teaming up to defeat a witch, ride a dragon and maybe find their way back into the good graces of their princesses. On the slightly less traditionally heroic side are Snow White's Prince Gustav who is dippier than a fondue set. Prince Frederik, engaged to Cinderella who has done a runner because she wants more out of life then picnics and match one's cravat to one's shoes, is only 50% sure which end of the sword goes inside one's enemy.

Your prince's princes are Gustav (thrown out of Rapunzel's tour and Thor's second cousin) and Liam (escaping the country after the unsurprisingly cranky Sleeping Beauty spreads some bad PR after he asks not to marry her because she's... mean).
This is Prince Gustav. He's my favourite.
I can't quite pinpoint why....
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy is a brilliant, rollicking adventure satire with sassy princesses (fav is Princess Lila who likes books), heroic-ish princes, and is full of humour and heart. Can't wait for the next delightful disaster of the League of Princes.