Slathbog's Gold

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Shadow Mountain, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 387 pages
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What is courage? What is honor? What does it feel like to have friends you would give your life for? And what role do fear and apprehension play when a person is faced with life-changing choices? Slathbog's Gold, the first book in an exciting new YA epic fantasy series, sends fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor on the adventure of a lifetime. Right at a time when Alex is wishing his life could change, he sees a sign in Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: "Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within." The sign seems to be referring to him. Moreover, not just anyone can enter Mr. Clutter's bookshop. But Alex does, and the adventure begins. Alex is the eighth man needed to complete a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red - and evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex learns about honesty, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.

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Fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor spots a sign in a window that reads "Adventurers Wanted" and walks straight into a world of elves, dwarves, magic-and evil, treasure-hoarding dragons. Forman's first novel ... Read full review

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Mark Forman is an independent researcher. His research is concerned with first-century and contemporary land ownership, inheritance and possession and the ways this creates power and causes vulnerability.

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