Knights of the Empire by Cousin Summers is the first book in The Young Heroics series. This story deals with two boys and one of their Grandfathers, however both call him Grampy. Boone and Hudson (they call each other by their last names) have been friends for a long time and they are bored during their summer vacation. Things start to pick up when Boone decides he wants to buy a raft and go down the river to Mexico. Boone’s mom gives the boys a job to earn the money and to help take care of Boone’s eccentric Grampy. This is where there summer vacation adventure begins with the boys taking care of Grampy or is Grampy taking care of the boys? This is a story of legends, friendship, ghost stories, rattlesnakes, and maybe the end of the world. At the beginning of each chapter we get survival tips from Sir Robert Baden-Powell a real life hero that was really useful. Overall this was a fun book and I would read more of their adventures with a little more action involved. I received this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.
Reviewed by Bubba