When a dragon attacks his village, baker’s boy Will suddenly becomes a hero and is summoned to the Palace. He knows the journey will be dangerous; he’ll meet giants, witches, bandits and a haughty talking cat named Smart. But he’s not prepared for his treatment at the Palace. How could a mere baker’s boy slay a dragon?
A sensible boy would have gone home then, before the King sent him on his first perilous mission: to kill the monstrous Spider of Yoot. But by now it’s too late. Will’s met the King’s beautiful daughter, and he has higher ambitions in mind.