I bought this book on a whim and expected to get about half an hour's worth of entertainment from it. It's so much better than that though. The dialogue is witty and goes well with the art style, which, by the way, is gorgeous. The plot takes the old "prince and pauper" storyline and gives it an exciting spin. After reading it once, I made my friend read it. And then I bought a copy for my other friend. This book will be a family heirloom starting today.