As far as young adult fantasies go, Henrietta, The Dragon Slayer is agood read that I think any age, teen to adult, would enjoy. I only hope a sequel is in the works!
The witty dialogue and good story line makes this book hard to put down. I really could not stop reading it and was really tired the next day. It's also very satisfying to read about a girl heroine fighting the good fight. --Jeri
Beth, best known for strong heroines in her stories, this story is noexception. It is a tale of righteousness and overcoming adversityincluding magic. --Robert Mendak "RJ"The book is a beautiful story about friendship, a heroine, and a quest tokill a dragon. Who wouldn't be excited? The entire concept soundedinteresting and I was not at all disappointed.
--Brittany, from GoodreadsBeth Barany has made a world where unlikely friendships rule and being a friend means more than you can know.
--Tami, from goodreadG
From the Author
I was inspired to write Henrietta the Dragon Slayer
(Book 1 of the Five Kingdom series)
because all the fairy tales I read as a kid were always about boys as heroes: Jack the Giant Killer this, Jack and the Seven-Headed Giant that, and of course, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Hey! I wanted to know what about Jill! Where's the girl hero?
That is why I wrote Henrietta The Dragon Slayer. I wanted, and still want, to have my girl heroine fight the good fight and have adventures, and save the day.
Even today I was researching heroic fantasy on Goodreads and found only stories by men written about men and boys.
Again, I ask, "Where are the women and girls who are tough and can lead, and have to make the hard decisions, and yes, still be women?" (Whatever that means!)