Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon’s hoard? If so, apply within…
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter’s bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.
Upon entering Mr. Clutter’s shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves. Alex becomes the eigth man in a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red – and evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the Oracle in her White Tower. Alex’s adventure takes him to distant and exotic lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.
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Title: Slathbog’s Gold (Adventurers Wanted, Bk 1)
Author: M.L. Forman
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: February 4, 2009
Size: 432 pages, hardback
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
I thought this was a good adventure book for ages about 10 and up. I was a bit disappointed with the climax, but the before and after were good!
I really enjoyed this book so much that I just had to read it again in the same week. I can’t wait for the next book to come out. I just wish that I could go on such adventures.