Heir of the Forgotten Realm

by Michael J. Svigel
119 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by the_narniac

Good fantasy read! Teaches you to face your problem and work at overcoming your fears.


Surprises have always highlighted the annual Spring Festival of Trallia, but up until now they have never been deadly. At the celebrated betrothal of young Lord Lukas and Princess Lilia, an evil dragon suddenly strikes to snatch Lilia from the frenzied crowd while Lukas cowers in fear from the dragon's infernal breath. His uncontrollable fear of fire has cost him the ultimate price: the girl he loves.

[Slight Spoiler Warning]
In an attempt to redeem himself and save Lilia, Lukas must face his fears and pass tests of temperance, wisdom, justice, and courage against overwhelming adversity as he seeks four pieces of armor that alone have the power to defeat the dragon.


The good is good and bad is bad.

Spiritual Content

The pieces of armor that Lukas obtains have special powers that enable Lukas to do certain things. When put in a test of choosing the correct sword among many swords, Lukas could be changed into a sword and hung on the wall with the other swords. They used to be people that failed this test of choice.


Lukas' friend Taro is smoldered by the dragon's fire breath. There's a fight between the dragon and Lukas. The dragons crashes the festival and kidnaps the princess. Nightmares of what happened to him as a kid with fire haunt Lukas' dreams.

Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content

None. Although, when Lukas rescues the princess, he is very relieved and on the way home is noticed whispering in her ear or pulling the hair away from her cheek with his finger. A bad woman tries to tempt Lukas to dance with her, but Lukas refuses. Lukas and the princess kiss when they find each other, dance in the festival, and Lukas clasps a necklace around her neck as a sign of their plans to get married.

Crude or Profane Language or Content



Lukas' journey to save the princess tests his endurance, wisdom, and judgment. But through these tests he becomes a better person and a warrior who faces his greatest fear.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 4.5
Written for Age: 13+

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