Title: Wanted: Hero - Prelude To A Hero
Author: Jaime Buckley
Series: Chronicles of a Hero #1
Publisher: On The Fly Publications
Published: May 27th 2011
Wendell is a young man who learns what his potential is while on a strange, enchanted world with a funny old wizard and ugly troll to mentor and guide him. Prelude to a Hero, the debut book about how Wendell came to be the one expected to save an entire world. . . by accident.
Prelude To A Hero is a unique story, to say the least. I found it quite entertaining so don't let the cover discourage you. Wendell, geeky and socially-awkward, finds himself suddenly placed on a path to be a "hero" on a distant planet for goodness knows what reason. Little did he know, accepting a tiny little gift would change his life forever.
I must admit that this fun tale had me giggling throughout. Jaime Buckley makes good use of Wendell's hilariously unaware and over-the-top personality. He says and thinks the most absurd things at opportune moments, making it difficult not to like him. The use of punctuation and general formatting also help to further emphasise the humour.
This book is probably aimed more towards a younger and/or male audience but I think it's something everyone can enjoy. It's a light, fun, easy read with enjoyable characters and an interesting plot. Though the first chapter is somewhat confusing - it's separate to how the actual story begins - readers will easily catch on and then go along for the adventurous ride!
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