Friday, 28 October 2016

Book review of Saint George: Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer

About the book

In a world infested with monsters intent on harassing the citizenry and scaring the livestock, you need an efficient Patron Saint and Minister for the Environment. George, a vertically challenged and impoverished knight in rusty armour, would appear a poor choice were it not for the fact that, during his travels in the Austrian Tyrol, he discovered a cake with the miraculous power to tame monsters. Suddenly, and for the first time in his life, George is in demand.

Elevated to ministerial position by King Freddie and Prime Minister Merlin, George becomes famous, while remaining (sadly) impoverished, and wittingly or otherwise has a hand in improving international relations with France, creating the first trade union, repelling a Scottish invasion and defining the number of players in a cricket team.

This sharp and witty satirical comedy, filled with comic caricatures and disgruntled dignitaries and set in a time-we-have-all-forgot will appeal to young people and adults alike.

My Review

George has now become a monster tamer with the help of Marmorgugelhuf cake, that tames monster that are causing trouble in England and its neighbouring countries. With no one in the country who knows how to tame a monster and with him growing fame, fortune turns in his favour and he is given the post of Patron Saint of England, with a pay of two shillings and six pence a week.

The book is filled with adventures of the George and kids will love reading the book. Filled with fun and light hearted stories, it will make kids giggle on the achievements of George. Preventing a Scottish invasion, taming monsters and also hitting a six in a cricket match, George’s charisma will make kids to ‘awe’ on his accomplishments.

I would love to do everything George has done in the stories, had I even been chosen as the Saint Parton. And his armour-on and armour-off are funny which adds a fun element to the story.

Overall it a great book to read for the kids in the age of 10 to 14 and if you are a book reviewer it will be great to read a book completely out of your genre. Something that will take your mind off the daily hustle bustle of life, giving you the opportunity to refresh your thoughts and to be amazed how a kid’s book can be a fun read.

Great work by the author and I honestly speaking I will gift this book to my cousin brother when I meet him.

Read more about the book at Online Book Club

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