by Jason T. Kruse
Publisher: Yen Press
Format: Softcover, 6x9, full color, $9.99
Reviewed by: School Library Journal
In this installment, Quest (a bodyguard) must continue to protect Prince Nestor as they search for the mysterious Dagger of the Way, whatever that is. They attempt to enter the dark forest Edj in order to talk to some rocks about their situation and they get separated. Nestor orders, or rather begs, a griffin for help as Lord Spite sends killer Snarls their way. With a mixture of sass and silliness, the paring of Quest and Nestor will have kids laughing in the stacks. The full-color panels look a lot like the old Sunday funnies but feel fresh and new. There are some jokes about unions at the beginning but they shouldn’t interfere with children’s enjoyment. A delightful read.
–Sadie Mattox, DeKalb CountyPublic Library, Decatur, GA