This very fun, exciting, fast-paced, warm novella – Bob the Dragon Slayer by Harry E. Gilleland Jr. – was a great afternoon read. In only 99 pages, this poet and author takes readers on a glorious adventure.
Bob, an orphaned peasant lad witnesses a dragon destroying an entire village and dreams of becoming a knight. Within a short time Bob is presented with a historically important magical sword by a strange wizard named Stephen. The trouble is that no one else can see the wizard who only appears when people are not around. This does not damper the doubt in the minds of those around the ambitious peasant boy.
Bob's fierce, but chance victories with dragons build respect from the people through the land. Soon it is discovered that Bob has royal lineage – in fact the brave peasant dragon-slayer that had once wanted to be a knight above all else, is actually the rightful King. Bob becomes the only hope of uniting the people of his land against an evil King bent on conquering and destruction.
Saving the kingdom with the help of his mighty sword, a meddling wizard and loyal friends takes the young man on adventures he had never dreamed of before. Far beyond involving dragons, damsels in distress, civil war and romance, he also had to think his way around legal obstacles along the way and politics between peoples.
This is an excellent book for anyone over the age of 10.
ISBN #: 1411633156
Author: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
Publisher: Lulu Press
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