Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Legend of Hobart


Tired of being teased about his name and his stutter, twelve-year-old Hobart sets out to do a few heroic deeds and earn a place in Knight School. But the local damsels he hopes to save assure him that the last thing they need is rescuing. The runaway bull he tries to catch wears him like a hat. And don't even ask about the ogre.

Finally, in desperation, Hobart sets out on the most daring quest he can think of--he will slay a dragon. Or that's his plan anyway.

Book source ~ Tour
26 July 2021
Middle Grade | Fantasy
66 Pages

My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble

Hobart of Finnagen is 12 years old and he desperately wants to get into the King’s School for the Education of Future Knights, but he’s having a hard time completing a task that would label him a hero. To add insult to injury his nemesis, William the Tormentor, constantly makes fun of his name, his stutter, and his dismal heroic attempts. Hobart finally comes to the conclusion that the only way to get into the school is to slay a dragon. So, off he goes on his quest.

What a heartwarming and delightful tale! Hobart is laser focused on getting into Knight school so he seeks out feats that would declare him a hero. Except they don’t turn out anything like he planned. Along the way, he helps people and makes friends. And as all these stories usually end up, the story is more about the journey than the deed itself.

This is not an in-depth take on a 12 year old pursuing his dream and facing fears bravely, but it doesn’t need to be to get the story told. The characters are great and the writing is decent. I found a few errors in formatting, but that just may be my copy. It did not take away from my enjoyment. Hobart is a wonderful kid who stoically continues on even when faced with setbacks. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Middle Grade Fantasy.

Heather Mullaly is a passionate believer in the power of story. When she isn’t writing them, reading them, or listening to them, she can usually be found baking something that involves chocolate, thinking up new story ideas before she’s finished the two she’s currently writing, or hanging out with her family, who happen to be even more fantastic than the characters in her head. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their three teenagers.

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  1. This was such a great read! I also enjoyed it tremendously and the one or two hick ups did not impact any of the enjoyment.

    Lovely review!

    Elza Reads