Heir Apparent (Paperback)

By Vivian Vande Velde

Harcourt Brace and Company, 9780152051259, 315pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2004



In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed--and Giannine seems to be finding them all. Which is a darn shame, because unless she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf's dumb riddles, impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians, and defeat the man-eating dragon, she'll never win.
And she has to, because losing means she'll die--for real this time.

Praise For Heir Apparent

"Consistently entertaining."--Publishers Weekly

"A testament to Vande Velde's storytelling magic."--The Horn Book

"A stylish tale [that] addresses both fantasy gaming and censorship."
--The New York Times Book Review

[star] "Plausible, suspenseful. . . . Hilarious. . . . It's riveting reading for
experienced gamers and tyros alike."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)