I loved this book. Good story and very funny.
This book was great. Very funny...traditional prince/princess/bad guy with lots of modern twists! Couldn't put it down!
Nice twist on the standard Hero tale. Ice Princess Rebecca is actually Becky. Puts some modern humor & tweaks into things. A quick, fun read.
Humor can be over done. I recently stopped reading one book half-way through due to the constant humor. However, this was not the case with "Heroics For Beginners." I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially all the time we spent in the gift shop.
"When a seemingly crazy, poorly dressed soothsayer tells you not to let a magic talisman fall into the wrong hands, take him or her seriously. DO NOT laugh it off and leave said talisman simply lying around on a side table; you might as well just end the world yourself." -- The Handbook of Practical Heroics, p. 134 The kingdom of Deserae is in the most direly perilous of dire perils. The realm's precious magical talisman--Ancient Artifact Model Seven--is in the grimy hands of the evil Lord Voltmeter (He Who Must Be Named)... Only one man can stop him (and, by the by, win the hand of Deserae's exceedingly well-proportioned princess). Unfortunately, he's never really done this sort of thing before. But Prince Kevin Timberline is determined to find a way into the Fortress of Doom (perhaps through the gift shop?), resist the advances of a leather-clad, whip-wielding temptress (well, maybe that's not so bad), and face an army of unspeakable nastiness (okay, that's bad), armed only with his reasonably pure heart, questionable courage--and most importantly, a copy of The Handbook of Practical Heroics.
Tongue-in-cheek treatment of heroic fantasy novels. A fun light read. Some moments the guys might appreciate more than the gals.
A hysterically funny book! I laughed out loud throughout the whole thing!
Very strange, not for children.