Although having higher expectations for this book, I wasn’t overly disappointed – not that I would pick up the next title or something, but it didn’t have me wishing to leave it at DNF state…
Young Prince Gavin wishes for nothing more than to grow up quickly and become a knight like the rest of his royal family. So does his friend, Bryan, a blacksmith apprentice. So when an old man they both consider dear gets accused of having stolen a jewel very important for Gavin’s kingdom, they enlist the help of their other friend, Phillip, and rush to help prove the man innocent. But the adventure they find themselves into might prove much harder than they originally thought…
Honestly, there were some parts I found fine thanks to the plot twists and some others I could have done without. It;s a good thing that the pace was fast and the story short, so it didn’t take me too long to finish the book. If I had been some years younger, I would have immensely enjoyed it. So, if we’re talking about middle grade, this is a perfect book. However, it doesn’t fall in that category of middle grade fantasy that adults could enjoy as well.
That being said, I’m not into finding out the rest of Gavin’s life – even with the new member added to the royal family, which was a total shocker, if you ask me.
***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***