The Hostage Prince

by Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple
Release date: June 11, 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

The perfect introduction to fantasy for tweens!

Snail and Prince Aspen are unlikely companions. Snail is a midwife’s apprentice; Aspen is a prince held hostage to prevent a war. Due to a series of misunderstandings, the two find themselves on the run, having adventure after mishap after scary, fast-paced escape. When they reach Aspen’s kingdom, they learn to their horror that their actions have divided the country and plunged it into violence. Every minute counts: it is time for Snail and Aspen to figure out a way to stop the building war — together.

The Hostage Prince is a fast-paced, funny, exciting fantasy novel for young readers, both male and female. And who better to start tweens on their journey than Jane Yolen (“America’s Hans Christian Andersen” — Time) and her son, Adam Stemple!

(updated 2013-06-11)

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