Swords for Hire accomplishes no easy task: it manages to impart a rollicking story with wit and humor in just the right places. It is the story of Parmall, a country caught in very trying times as their king is abducted and a usurper is put upon the throne. There is, of course, the obligatory damsel in distress (this is the chivalrous age of knights and rescues) who is beautiful and outspoken. Naturally, the false king tries to force her into marriage, from which Sam Hatcher and Rigby Skeet must rescue her.
While this is a tale told often, and sometimes not too well, Swords for Hire does a great job of imparting a fresh spin on the old plot and making it funny, besides. This is no mean feat by anyone’s standards.
Who will like this book? If you like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you will love this book. In fact, anyone with a sense of humor will like this book.