The Last Knight by Hilari Bell

Need a Hero?

You’ve got one in Sir Michael Sevenson.

Although there hasn’t been a knight errant in over two hundred years, this young noble has decided to revive the trade. He’s found himself a reluctant partner in Fisk, a clever rogue who has been given the choice of serving as Michael’s squire or going to jail for a very long time. Now Michael and Fisk are on a quest to right wrongs, protect the innocent, and make the world a happier place.

It’s not going to be easy. On their first attempt at rescuing a damsel in distress, they break a lady out of a tower, only to discover she was there for good reason: awaiting trial for poisoning her husband. Now the would-be heroes must find Lady Ceciel and return her to justice or be condemned themselves.

This was a good book. Not the best, but still pretty good. It was a humorous, nice read that has an original premise and takes place in a world that I enjoyed reading about.

This is a great beginning to this series. I really liked the characters in this story, so that was a plus. There were a few twists to this story that I enjoyed and I thought it was really interesting how the characters learned different traits as they went about their journey. Fisk learns to trust and sacrifice, while Michael learns to lie and cheat. Their rogue and knight relationship was interesting, original and a lot of fun to read about.

I think the only problem I had with this story was that when Fisk and Michael alternated POV, it was hard to keep track of them. I think if Hilari Bell had just stuck to one POV, you would’ve been able to get deeper into the really cool characters she had created, whereas it was harder to get to know them because of the alternating narrations she presented. 4 stars, good story, but wish we could’ve gotten a little bit more into Michael and Fisk.

pg count for the hardback: 368

Series: Rogue and Knight


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