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PFS2012 Character Interview: The Princes Charming from The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom!

Ya'll, I'm about to introduce to you four of my absolute favorite characters of all time. This year I read THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by Christopher Healy and could not stop raving about it. I begged everyone I knew to buy it and start reading it, because I simply couldn't imagine anyone not loving it, not falling in love with the Princes Charming. There's literally something for everyone! It's action-packed, fun, hilarious, and the illustrations just triple the awesomeness of this book. Every time I look at my copy, I pet it or pull it out to reread a few of my favorite scenes. I'm pacing stark tracks in my bedroom floor while awaiting the undoubtedly wonderful sequel! So, without further ado, Chris presents you with some hilarious insight into this fantastic quartet of Princes Charming.

Out of all the villains you encountered—the witch, the dragon, the giant, the bandits—which one was the scariest to face?

DUNCAN: The witch was probably the scariest one to face, but the giant looked worse from behind.

GUSTAV: None. None of them are scary. I’m still waiting for a villain worthy of a beatdown from the Mighty Prince Gustav.

LIAM: I try not to show fear.

FREDERIC: You people are ridiculous. Can’t you just admit they were all terrifying?

You guys have lived together in very close quarters when it was necessary. What’s the weirdest thing about each other you’ve had to get used to while staying together during any length of time?

DUNCAN: The fourth knuckle on Frederic’s left hand.

FREDERIC: What’s wrong with my knuckle?

DUNCAN: Nothing! It’s an absolutely perfect knuckle. Nowhere in the world is there a knuckle that is more knuckle-like. That’s why it was always so distracting.

FREDERIC: Thank you… I guess. Well, for me, the hardest thing for me to get used to was definitely Gustav’s table manners. Or lack thereof.

GUSTAV: Hey, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: No table, no table manners. We ate on the ground a lot. And anyway, none of you had it worse than me. I had to deal with all the incessant blah-blah-blah from Captain Talky McJibber-Jabber.

LIAM: For me, it’s figuring out which of us is Captain Talky McJibber-Jabber.

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done in front of a girl?

FREDERIC: I’ll never live down the time I accidentally ate my fruit salad with a cheese fork in front of the Countess of Shiresford.

LIAM: I don’t usually like to talk about this, but… Well, there was that time I was dueling a female pirate and, um… My pants split.

DUNCAN: I can’t recall ever doing anything embarrassing. What about you, Gustav?

GUSTAV: No comment.

DUNCAN: Come on, Gustav. You have to answer the question.

GUSTAV: I said, no comment.

DUNCAN: Ooh, I bet I know what it is. It’s the whole Rapunzel thing, isn’t it?

GUSTAV: Do you have a death wish?

FREDERIC: Let’s move on!

What is the worst thing you’ve ever woken up to in the morning?

LIAM: A rabid dog-man with a battleax.

GUSTAV: My brothers, standing over my bed with pies in their hands.

FREDERIC: The realization that I was in a prison cell.

DUNCAN: J.P. McWiggins stealing the nuts from under my pillow. He’s a squirrel.

Out of everyone you know, who would most likely have your back no matter what?

FREDERIC: Well, I think we’d all say that we trusted our teammates the most —

GUSTAV: Yeah, sure, we’d all say that…

FREDERIC: No sarcasm, Gustav. My point is that none of us should feel compelled to name our fellow princes in answer to this question.

GUSTAV: I feel no such need. My answer is myself. I’ve got my back.

DUNCAN: Snow, definitely.

FREDERIC: I’d have to say Ella.

LIAM: You know what’s funny… I was going to say Ella, too.

FREDERIC: Um, yeah. That is… funny. Okay, I think we’re all done. Thanks!

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Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes--a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

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I love you all, but, Duncan, I want a t-shirt made in your honor! *squeals* I *died* when Chris said he'd participate in the event, but after having the Princes Charming part of the fun, I can't wipe the big, silly smile off of my face. Thanks so much! READ THE HERO'S GUIDE, PEEPS. It's a must. Comment down below if you're a carrier of the perfect fourth knuckle or know of a sneaky squirrel.


Danielle said...

What a great idea and a lovely interview. Thanks!

Heidi said...

Love it! Can we talk about how much I love Duncan? Because I think this post just made me love him so much more. He's the best! (Though I'd probably strangle him in real life.) Was so excited for this post, and was smiling the whole way through--thanks Asher, Christopher, and The Princes Charming!

Alyssa @ Books Take You Places said...

I LOVED this post. I just finished the book yesterday and I LOVE DUNCAN!! I just laughed out loud at Frederick's last comment. It's rare that I read a book from the library and then feel the need to buy it RIGHT AWAY but guess what I did this morning...I'm so glad you posted this!!

Lili said...

Haha, I haven't read this book yet, but this character interview has certainly made me WANT to read this book! The characters all seem so awesome! Everyone below is talking about how much they love Duncan, haha, should I jump on board and love him too?

Thanks for sharing!

Samanthajacob said...

I become a big fan of DUNCAN.


Asheley Tart said...

Ok, before I commented, I just threw this on my to-read list. This SO sounds like an Asheley book. And with illustrations? I die. Must read.

And this post? Super duper fun. LOVE it.