if you like reading The Ranger’s Apprentice and Harry Potter, you’ll certainly like Henry Grim and his story
Henry Grim doesn’t know anything about his past. He was left on the steps of an orphanage. Now he is a servant boy at Midsummer School. He cleans up after and serves the wealthy boys who are planning to pass the exam that will allow them to enter into Knightly Academy for the training they will need to become leaders of the realm. The only problem though is that no one from Midsummer had passed the test for years – is the school cursed?
This spring is different. When the test is announced is it clear that Henry may take it too – he does not have to be a enrolled to take the exam and he’s ready. While the other students of the academy have been whiling their time away, Henry has been studying. He’s been working to learn everything he can during every spare minute of the day and night. Henry is prepared – without missing a moment of his work and chores Henry does it all. He is the only one from Midsummer school to pass. A commoner,perhaps, but Henry is going to become a knight one day.
Once at Knightly, Henry discovers he is one of three commoners – the only commoners ever allowed into the school. Valmont and Theobold are not about to let forget that they are different – and not wanted. Despite their challenges, Henry continues on in his same determined fashion until the undercurrent of prejudice and injustice pulls him under and puts him near expulsion. Poised to lose the only thing he has ever dreamed of, Henry discovers a conspiracy that violates the Hundred Years’ Peace treaty—and could lead to war. The question is can Henry find a way to save his school and country from enemies who want to change everything, and keep his place at the Academy?
The story continues with The Secret Prince – you won’t believe how Henry’s story unfolds and you’ll be left wondering about the power of people to do good or evil. What leads us to our choices?