A ROYAL GUIDE TO MONSTER SLAYING by Kelley Armstrong is an exciting fantasy adventure featuring 12-year old Princess Rowan and her twin brother, Prince Rhydd. From birth, as the oldest sibling, Rowan is destined to be Queen while Rhydd trains to become the Royal Monster Hunter. However, they are each better suited for the other’s future position. Despite knowing she will be Queen, Rowan studies all she can about monster hunting. But when tragedy befalls her family, Rowan is forced to hunt down the most dangerous of monsters, finding unlikely allies along the way – both human and animal.
This Canadian book is an action-packed story with thrilling action scenes and fascinating creatures, and it depicts such a wonderful sibling relationship. It will be a quick read (under 300 pgs.) for those young elementary school-aged readers who love fantasy and adventure stories. Included is also a fantastic illustrated field guide.
Suggested Reading Age: Grades 3-5 | Puffin Canada | 288 pg. | Aug. 6, 2019 |
“I love my brother more than anyone in the world. I admire him, too, for all the things he is that I am not, all the things I’ll never be. And I’m proud of him, for his bravery and his kindness and his pure heart.”