Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides by Ben Tripp



(Yes folks...that is the real title!)

Fans of exciting fantasy fictions will enjoy The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp. 

Kit, man-servant to Master Rattle, is just beginning to find his life of servitude tedious, when his master arrives home after a midnight ride, with a life-threatening gunshot wound, and wearing the black cape and mask of a highwayman. 

After promising his dying master to carry out one last wish, Kit dons the mask and is soon on the run. His master's strong black horse, Midnight, carries him to an enchanted forest, where his life is no longer one to call his own.

Kit is now tasked with protecting a fairy princess from the schemes of her fairy-king father, all the while trying to save his own neck from an army captain who wants revenge on the “real” highwayman, Kit’s former master.

Mystery, intrigue, magic, romance and a good sword fight or two are the perfect combination to make the most amusing tale. The Accidental Highwayman is volume one in a series and can be found in the young adult section of our library. Fans of the The Princess Bride will enjoy this tale immensely.

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