Title: The Fool’s Apprentice
Author: Kelly Hess
Genre: YA Fantasy
In the kingdom of Dragon’s Launch, young Denrikk’s aspirations of becoming a knight are dashed when he is instead apprenticed to the king’s fool. Embarrassed and devastated that his new position will ruin all hopes of winning the hand of the girl he loves–the princess Alendria– Denrikk reluctantly begins training under his new master, Fumbles, the king’s aging fool. He quickly learns, however, that being a fool in Dragon’s Launch is much more than juggling and laughing like a hyena.
But when a shocking murder within the castle walls shakes the palace, all evidence points toward Denrikk. Now, with his new skills, a bit of luck, and the help of some unlikely friends, the fool’s apprentice must race to prove his innocence, all while evading capture.
When I asked to have the review copy of this book for the blog tour, I was kind of sure that I would like it. But the story still exceeded my expectations. I love this book more than I can explain, so it's now one of my most favorite reads this year.
The actions, the unexpected twist, the characters everything in the book is amazing I can barely hold myself from reading where I left off. I could babble so much why I love the book, but that will probably bore you to death. So, I'll simply recommend you to read it because I think you'll love it too and will be wishing for book 2 like I do.
Kelly Hess is the author of the BlackMyst Trilogy. Kelly grew up with a love of reading science fiction and fantasy which inspired him to write his own books for young readers. He lives in Vacaville, California with his wife and son where he is currently working on his next adventure.