Alexander Taylor is an orphan who lives with his uncle’s family and has a fairly normal life. One day after work Alexander finds a sign on a bookshop that reads: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” Alex finds the sign extremely peculiar, and goes inside the shop to investigate.
After going to the shop Alex is quickly roped into going on an adventure by Mr.Clutter, the man who owns the shop. After meeting up with an elf named Arconn, and a dwarf named Thrang, Alex is readily accepted into the adventure as the eighth and final man. While Alex does not know anything about this new world, he can’t help but feel like it is home.
Alex meets up with other members of his group and finally gets to hear what the goal of this adventure his. His group’s quest is to kill the infamous dragon, Slathbog the Red, and take his gold. To Alex, killing a dragon seems nearly impossible with only 8 people, but this whole thing is technically impossible, so who is he to judge. Along the way Alex faces wraiths, and trolls, and many other magical creatures. Can Alex make it out this alive?
I would give this book and 8.5 out of 10. It is a thrilling and captivating book that manages to take you from the real word and transport you to a land of magic and adventure. This book is the first in a series of five. The fifth book has not been released yet, but it should be published soon. I hope you give this book a chance, because it really is a whole nother world.