Today, The Book Monsters are happy to be a part of The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Artwork Reveal tour! I absolutely love these books, especially the artwork.
See my review of the first book: The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
This artwork is exclusive to our blog – it has never been seen online before and may only be in the ARC of the book as a sketch (if it appeared at all). How cool is that! 🙂 Also below is an excerpt from the book that explains a bit of what is going on in the story.
“If you don’t need healing, what brings you here?” Rapunzel asked.
“Well, I was hoping to ask for your help with something. Can we talk?”
Rapunzel led Frederic into her cottage, where the two shared a tiny wooden table. Frederic sat on a storage trunk, since Rapunzel only had one stool. She lit a lantern and ladled out a bowl of turnip soup for Frederic, eating her own portion directly from the pot (she only owned one bowl).
As they ate, Frederic told her everything: about Liam’s forced marriage to Briar Rose, about their plan to steal the Sword of Erinthia back from Deeb Rauber, about the sword’s secret power and their need to reach it before Briar does. Rapunzel listened intently, kneading a handful of her waist-length blond hair.
“That’s an incredible story,” she said when Frederic was done. “And you are so courageous for attempting such a quest. But I’m still not sure how I could help. . . . Why are you smiling like that?”
“I don’t hear people calling me courageous very often,” he said. “But anyway, I’m afraid someone could get hurt in the process of this mission. So I would feel much better knowing we had a healer standing by. Just in case.”
o Artwork Copyright © 2013 by Todd Harris
o Text Copyright © 2013 by Christopher Healy
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