The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jun 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages

A fast-paced and hilarious fantasy quest in the grand tradition of Shrek and The Princess Bride, starring four very unlikely, but likeable, heroes.

Prince Liam. Prince Frederick. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? But you’ve probably heard of Prince Charming, the guy who rides in at the last minute to save the girl. Well that’s them, all four of them. They are all Prince Charmings. Only in reality, they are a little less heroic than you might expect.

One day, cast out of their castles for one reason or another, the four Prince Charmings stumble upon each other, then shortly afterwards, upon an evil plot to bring about the downfall of the kingdom. Can the princes stop their bickering, overcome their failings and become the heroes the stories always said they were?

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I just couldn't finish . . . . First, I didn't like how nearly all of the princes were made into namby-pamby goofs, and the princesses were strong, capable, and able to save themselves. My sister (who ... Read full review

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User Review  - hopeevey - LibraryThing

A fun adventure, with surprising depth. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Added 7-18-15: Listened to this again recently - still delightful :) Read full review

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About the author (2012)

CHRISTOPHER HEALY spent years reviewing children’s books and media online and in print before setting off to write the hero’s guide to saving your kingdom, his first children’s book. He lives with his wife and their two children in New Jersey. You can find him online at

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