Tuesday, September 03, 2019
The Runaway Princess, by Kate Coombs
In fact, it is really the latter that are the greatest problem. The dragon is just a baby, the witch is kind, and the bandits are simply taking from the rich to give to the poor. But the princes are a menace! Prince Vantor, the worst of the bunch, means to win the competition at any cost, even if it involves kidnapping the Princess. But with help from her maid Dilly, the gardener boy Cam, and the young wizard Lex, Meg will figure the whole thing out.
Not really sure if it wants to be adventure or comedy, this tongue-in-cheek fractured fairy tale sometimes falls very flat. Still, it's light and action-packed. With well over a dozen major characters, the action gets a bit chaotic by the end but I'm pretty sure that everything gets wrapped up. And Meg even gets to start taking sword fighting lessons (and toss aside her hated embroidery)!