Moxie's Problem


Fiction - Fantasy - General
294 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2014
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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Moxie’s Problem is a humorous fantasy by Hank Quense. Princess Moxie has a big problem. She’s very homely looking and obnoxious, so has difficulty finding suitors. She eventually finds one and is escorted to him by King Arthur’s knights, Gareth, Bors and Percivale. Moxie is accustomed to giving orders, but tests the knights’ patience with her nonstop nagging. It’s her first time venturing outside the castle and she is overwhelmed by her surroundings. The journey inspires Moxie to become her father’s successor, and the princess hatches a plan to get her way, aware she’ll face opposition. Meanwhile, King Arthur constantly defends England against the Saxons by fighting them both in battle and football matches. Fortunately, he has hemp smoking Merlin to assist him, and Guinevere’s cheerleaders to distract the enemy.

Reading Moxie’s Problem will keep your attention with the many challenges the knights endure, as well as Moxie’s dilemma. Hank Quense writes with a strong sense of humour so you’ll never get bored. He impresses me with his creative version of King Arthur and his knights, which has its setting in 434 C.E. It’s so original with good descriptive imagery, and you’ll meet a cast of colourful characters who’ll make you laugh. Although Moxie is ill-mannered, I understand the problems she encounters, and admire her determination to solve them. She and the knights who escorted her kept me entertained, but I loved the entire story. I like the cover illustration of Moxie. The novel is enjoyable, and I know its sequel will also entertain.