Friday, 13 February 2015
Review: Knightmare - Rotten Luck! by Peter Bently
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Released: February 2nd, 2015
Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 4 of the Knightmare series, a notorious outlaw is terrifying the locals and the king has ordered Sir Percy to track him down. Cedric and his master head off into the depths of Grimwood in search of the Ghost and his gang. But there are more than just robbers lurking in the fearsome forest... Yikes!
Rotten Luck! is the fourth book in Peter Bently's brilliant Knightmare series which follows the life of Cedric Thatchbottom as he works for Sir Percy the Proud. In Rotten Luck!, Percy and his troupe head into Grimwood forest to track down an outlaw known only as The Ghost and, in true Castle Bombast style, nothing goes to plan...
I love this series and continue to get very over-excited every time a new instalment ends up in my hands. Peter Bently is so funny and clever that there's practically a laugh on every single page, not to mention some great Artful Doodlers illustrations to accompany them. I feel like these characters are my my friends now, and yes I'm including silly old Percy the Proud in that too!
These books are perfect for reluctant readers, keen readers or full-blown bookworms. There's something here that everyone will enjoy no matter their age, and I for one can't wait for book five, Foul Play!, to hit shelves. Cedric is a fantastic character who anchors the whole series, while Percy the Proud, Patchcoat and Roland the Rotten all add to what is a fantastic cast of knights and squires. Long live Knightmare!