The Kings of Clonmel - John Flanagan More great light fiction with lots of swordplay and battles.

Swordfights, swordfights, knife fights, bow-and-arrow-fights, punching fights, horse fights, swordfights, and mace-and-chain fights!

to paraphrase a recurring line in the book "there's only one way to settle this... Trial by Combat!"

Plus extra witty banter!

anyway, if you can't tell, this is a winning formula for me. Not every book has to be Plato (but some of them are)...