The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw
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The League of Princes returns in the hilariously epic conclusion to Christopher Healy's hit series, which Kirkus Reviews called "part screwball comedy, part sly wit, and all fun" in a starred review!
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don't you? Well, think again. Posters plastered across the thirteen kingdoms are saying that Briar Rose has been murdered—and the four Princes Charming are the prime suspects. Now they're on the run in a desperate attempt to clear their names. Along the way, however, they discover that Briar's murder is just one part of a nefarious plot to take control of all thirteen kingdoms—a plot that will lead to the doorstep of an eerily familiar fortress for a final showdown with an eerily familiar enemy.
and Rapunzel chuckled. The sprites rolled their eyes. “Well, Mr. Troll,” Frederic continued, “I think you’ve simply eaten too much. If you—” Trumpets blared as ten armored soldiers approached on horseback, escorting a very ornate carriage. When the coach stopped, Frederic was surprised to see Reginald step out—but he was even more shocked to see who exited after the valet. “Father? You . . . you’ve left the palace?” “This is something I could not leave to a mere messenger,” King Wilberforce
plunked into the goo; the women all fell toward the front of the cage; the door slammed shut; and the keys slid out and disappeared below the muck. “We’re alive,” Rapunzel said, finding it hard to believe. “I would prefer not to do that again,” Snow added. “Liam, get over here and help find the keys,” Ella said as she reached out between the bars and sifted through the brown slime. Wiping sludge from his eyes, Liam dug around fruitlessly. “I can’t find them.” Gustav arrived, with Frederic
not-too-distant shouts and footsteps of angry soldiers spurring them on. When Val attempted the same course, however, the neck of the ersatz dragon snapped and fell. The toppled dragon neck flattened a gnu bush and an echidna shrub, and Val found herself caught up in the branches of a rather thorny gerbil. As the others pulled her free, they all glanced up at the roof they’d just leapt from. Seven frustrated guardsmen were cursing and stomping their feet, having just lost their ability to follow
trusted his man in Avondell to execute Ella and the others.” “Which your father was about to do before we escaped,” Ella added. “He was obviously being controlled by the Gem,” Briar snipped. “But who had the Gem then?” Lila asked. “There’ve been no signs of Darians anywhere in Avondell.” Briar pursed her lips. “Look, my father was tricked into thinking you losers had murdered me,” she said bitterly. “Of course he locked you up. Can you blame him? Right now, I’d like to throw you all back in
never done before: leading his people. He might only have been leading them in a series of rousing chants—“We are Sylvaria! We will take care o’ ya!” “Duncan, Duncan, he’ll do somethin’!” “Let’s go dwarfs! You’ll win, of courfs!”—but everybody was cheering along with him. In fact, most of his subjects seemed to be enjoying themselves. Most had not quite absorbed the idea that they were in a war zone—unarmed (since Duncan had forgotten to bring any weapons). Eventually, Snow tapped Duncan’s