The Horn of Moran by M.L. Forman
I was so wildly impressed by this book that I am sure my husband got very tired of me talking about it. Alex continues on another adventure, taking off shortly after the 1st book, Slathbog's Gold. He is a wizard in training, traveling with a group of fellow adventurers. He gives great thought on every action and behavior, with the emphasis on doing what is right. He is generous with friends and relative strangers. If you had to use one word only to describe this book it would be honor. Every little thing they do is tied into their honor, what will add to it, and what will take away from it.
Their are plenty of elves, goblins, shaman, brownies (a group of very small, giggly creatures) wizards, with lots of action to keep the reader hooked, whether the reader is a boy or a girl. Everyone will want to continue this epic adventure.
The discussion guide at the back coves bullying, controlling your emotions and temper, honor, pride, reputation, and responsibility. All this within a well written fantasy...I find not only do I enjoy the read, but I have a great deal of respect for M.L. Forman. I look forward to my children being old enough to read these books, and hope there are more to come!
Check out the awesome web site for Adventurers Wanted...there are quizzes, sample chapters of the book, and info on the author!