Not every eleven year old can defend his mother with a sword...! The Rapier Robber's attack on Chateau St. Croix brings acclaim to Jordan and Julien. Their parents experience a startling surprise. Their sons have been practicing with their rapiers! The robbery also helps the boys realize how careful they must be to protect the secret that only they know-the swords can take them through time. Jordan and Julien St. Croix return for their second adventure in The Reluctant Prince. The boys are eleven year old cousins born on the same day. They accidentally discovered the swords' secret during their first adventure, The Enchanted Rapiers. Now, the swords beckon them into the past once more. Jordan trips across a cryptic clue while searching for something to read. That leads them to a hidden room filled to the brim with unknown objects. They explore the treasure trove. The cousins discover something startling. They are described in a diary from 450 years in the past! The discovery throws them headlong into their second trip through time. Far in the past, they meet some unusual people. First, they find a small boy who needs love and encouragement to grow into the person he must become. The cousins also must mold Tyson, the Baron's son. He cannot become the next Baron St. Croix until he learns humility. Finally, they encounter a very lonely ten year old prince. This young man must learn independence and strength of will as he faces the possibility of becoming the next King of France. Swordfights and chivalry abound as the cousins charge from one exciting scrape into another. Permettez a l'aventure de continuer!