Friday, May 6, 2011

Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold by M.L. Forman

Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold by M.L. Forman
387 pages
Truman Nominee

Ok...this might be one of my favorite fantasies! The characters were a rich variety of dwarves, elves, humans, wizards, and of course, a dragon. But what I loved? The didn't go into miles of background information on the land and the races...that was just the way that it was. Sometimes I feel so bogged down by the details, that by the time I get to the adventure, all I wanna do is nap!  This was a quick read, and I definitely cannot wait for the already released sequel to get to the library. First thing I did when I got to work was put in a request for purchase, it was that good!

(from jacket cover)
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: "Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within." No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.
Upon entering Mr. Clutter's shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves.
Alex becomes the eighth man in a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red-an evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the Oracle in her White Tower.
Alex's adventure takes him to distant and exotic lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.

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