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Have Sword, Will Travel based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I have enjoyed Nix's adult books like the Abhorsen series. This YA offering is an equaling entertaining read. Magical swords, unlikely knights, unknown evils. All the proper ingredients for a swash-buckling tale! Hope on board and have a good time.
Have Sword, Will Travel is an amazing book set back in medieval times. This book is about a brother and sister named Odo and Eleanor who are trying to save their small village which is running out of water. Odo just wants to work in the family mill, but Eleanor wants to be a knight. While hunting eels one day, they come across a magical talking sword named Hildebrand Shining Foebiter that knights Odo. The sword convinces him and Eleanor to travel upstream to find out why the river that supplies water to the villages is drying up. They find out a dragon named Quenwulf is blocking the river. On their way to find Quenwulf, Odo and Eleanor try to destroy an illegal firestarter belonging to a man named Fyrennian who forges weapons for a group of evil demons called urthkin. The leader of the urthkin, named Euphe, is angry and challenges Odo in a fight to the death. Later, Odo battles a knight, named Sir Saskia, for the right to fight Quenwulf. His opponents are more skilled, but they don’t have magical swords. Will Odo learn to become a knight, survive all the battles without backing down, and save the villages? Or will he fail to save the river and let his village down? I give this book four stars because I think it needs a little bit more of a backstory, but otherwise it is an amazing book filled with suspense and humor that will make you want to read more. My favorite part is when they find out who the REAL enemy is and defeat them. The reason I like this part is because it has a TON of action and is probably the most exciting part of the book. Ryan S., 10, Mensa Alaska