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Weasel's Luck

by Michael Williams
Heroes, Volume 3

Reviews of 'Weasel's Luck'

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Reviewer: Paul Hettle

Rating: Stars

First, a brief summarization of what was good about this book, before I delve into more detail.

I found the characters interesting (which, for me, is what makes or breaks a book.), to say the least.

Noteworthy personas, charming character quirks, and witty, clever dialogue between the main characters clicked this book on in my mind.

The plot, another important factor, was interesting too. It was complex enough to be interesting, but not so complex as to give the reader a headache.

Now, into more detail on the matter. (Editor's note: readers may not want to read below, as it contains some spoilers, but nothing terribly significant to the heart of the story.) Our story begins in the castle where Galen, our main character, lives. It was certainly a nice touch by the author to portray the characters' daily life, before moving on to the plot hook.

As our story opens, young Galen Pathwarden is being bullied by his slob of an older brother, Alfric, into doing chores around the house while his father entertains a very important guest.

The first few pages were enough to captivate me, as I found myself enjoying the witty and clever dialogue throughout the book, giving Galen, who narrarates the book, voice and character.

The plot really picks up when a mysterious man in black shows up through the window. There follows a hillarious scene in which Galen cowers under a bed and begs for his life before the man, who he assumes is a robber.

In truth, the man of mystery has come for the armor of the esteemed guest, who is a Solamnic Knight by name of Sir Bayard Brightblade. (Anyone recognize the 'Brightblade' name from the Chronicles series?)

The 'robber' explains to Galen that if Sir Bayard's armor is not given to him but soon, he will dance in Galen's skin. Galen, of course, agrees to steal it.

Even more hilairity ensues as Galen convinces Alfric to help him steal the armor. By the time Alfric has managed to knock himself out upon the armor's breastplate, you'll have fallen out of your chair laughing.

In fact, if you are looking for a good laugh as opposed to a serious, no-nonsense novel, you may just want to read the first few chapters of this book.

The laughter is cut short, though by the time Bayard and Galen's father discover the missing armor.

It soon becomes apparent someone is impersonating Bayard, and that someone is obviously the 'robber'.

Bayard sets out to recover the armor, Galen in tow.

As it turns out, the insidious evil which is uncovered by Bayard, Galen, and what friends they manage to pick up along the way, is sure to have you lapping up each new chapter like a thirsty adventurer who just spent the last week in a desert.

This book is a thoughrally entertaining read, both for those who enjoy plot, humor that is obvious, and humor that is harder to pick up upon. If you enjoy wit, suspense, mystery, cool badguys, amusing goodguys, this book is for you.

If you have decided you don't like this book, then do yourself a favor: conk yourself over the head with a breastplate of armor until you do.

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