Title: Moxie’s Problem (Book #1)
Author: Hank Quense
Do you enjoy untypical coming-of-age stories? Well you find one more untypical that Moxie’s Problem. Moxie is an obnoxious, teen-age princess who has never been outside her father’s castle. Until now. The real world is quite different and she struggles to come to grips with reality. The story takes place against a backdrop of Camelot. But it isn’t the Camelot of legends. It’s Camelot in a parallel universe. So, all bets are off!
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About the Author:
Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric scifi and fantasy stories. He also writes about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 14 books and 50 short stories along with a few dozen articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a series of two humorous novels that take place in the Camelot era.
He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.
Visit Hank's websites: http://hank-quense.com/wp and http://strangeworldsonline.com/wp
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Moxie's Problem is set in Camelot but not the regular Camelot, this is a outside the box one with witches, sorcerers, football and gasp an homely self centered princess named Moxie. This is a sort of poke fun type of novel set in Camelot with a bunch of characters to get to know. I did find that a bit confusing at first. I really enjoyed the three apprentice knights - Percivale, Borrs and Gareth. Each of these young men have a hobby or like, cooking, accounting, drawing. They are a great team of knights.
Moxie is a spoiled princess but not in the sense that her father has given her love and everything she could want. He has put her away in her own area of the castle with her own maids and servants. She is self centered as she feels she is noble-born and should get her way. After an adventure with the three knights Moxie feels she needs something in her life to keep her busy, she decides she will be Queen and never get married.
Some times this novel reminded me of a Harry Potter theme. The story jumps around between the characters as we follow them on wacky adventures. I do wish we had more Moxie in it as I felt she wasn't the main focus but the three knights were.
I give this book a 3.5 stars out of 5 and will continue to on to Moxie's Decision.
~*Disclaimer: I received the above book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.*~