'Roland wants to be a knight in armour - but Roland's dad is a blacksmith, and only boys from noble families can even dream of becoming knights.
'When mysterious visitors arrive in the village one day, everything changes. Roland finds himself in the contest of a lifetime, with a real chance to become a pageboy - the first step on the road to knighthood. But how can skinny, clumsy Roland beat an opponent who is bigger, stronger and older - and who doesn't fight by the rules?' (Publisher's blurb)