Slathbog's Gold (Adventurers Wanted Series #1)

Slathbog's Gold (Adventurers Wanted Series #1)

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by M.L. Forman
     
 

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"Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon's hoard? If so, apply within . . ." The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: "Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within." No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible… See more details below

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"Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon's hoard? If so, apply within . . ." The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: "Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within." No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation. Upon entering Mr. Clutter's shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves. Alex becomes the eighth man in a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red - and evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the Oracle in her White Tower. Alex's adventure takes him to distant and exotic lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.

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Booklist

"Entertaining...The series potential is limitless."—Booklist
SciFicChick.com

"A fantastic journey. . . . The story reminded me of Eragon, yet the reading is easier and quicker. Highly enjoyable, fast-paced, and full of adventure."—SciFicChick.com
Bookspotcentral.com

"A nod a wink to classics like the Lord of the Rings and the game Dungeons & Dragons."—Bookspotcentral.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606416297
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Series:
Adventurers Wanted, Vol. 1 , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
103,277
File size:
1 MB

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Alex moved to the bookshop door. He looked up and down Sildon Lane once more, but even the few people he had seen before were gone. Taking a deep breath, and considering how best to ask about the sign in the window, he pushed open the door and walked into the shop.
 
“Good afternoon,” said a happy voice as soon as the door had closed behind Alex. “Here to get an adventure, no doubt.”
 
Alex looked around the shop to see who had spoken. He spotted a short, round, balding man standing behind a dusty, book-covered counter.
 
“No, I—” Alex began.
 
“Thought you might like to try being an adventurer,” the man finished for him. “Excellent career choice I must say.”
 
“N-no,” Alex stammered. “I was just wondering—”
 
“Oh, not to worry,” the man interrupted again. “We don’t charge unless you’re completely happy with the adventure. And our prices are very reasonable. In fact, most adventures build the cost right in, so there’s no need for you to worry about payment at all.”
 
“Yes, but—”
 
“Come along then,” said the man with a laugh, turning away from the counter and walking toward the back of the shop. “We’ll just get some information and see what kind of adventure we can find for you.”
 
“I only wanted to ask about the sign,” Alex said in a rush, afraid the man would interrupt him again.
 
“Yes, it’s quite a good one, isn’t it?” the man replied, smiling fondly at the sign displayed in the window. “I’ve only just put it up today, and you’re the first one to notice it. Now, come along.”

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