, Prince Alfie can't complain, but sometimes he still does.
As the son of a king, he's got everything at his fingertips. The problem is he can't escape the title of Prince - there's paparazzi, bullies and his ever present and overly protective bodyguard, Brian.
Then, without warning, Alife is made king. At fourteen, he doesn't think he's ready. When he finds out that being king is actually turning into a superhero clad in magic armour that rides an equally magic flying horse and has to do battle with the ancient and evil Black Dragon, he knows he's not ready.
With the help of his brother Richard and his friend Hayley, Alfie might survive his battle against evil. Let's put the emphasis on might.
Defender of the Realm is a fast paced action romp with lots of laughs and sharp dialogue. It's brimming with English historical nuggets that are snuck in effortlessly so students won't realising their learning as they devour this fun read.
Even better, it's got a few great twists that will keep you guessing to the very last page, literally!
I can't keep the copies of this book on the shelves long enough, I recommend it to Ages 10 and up!