When Megâ€™s dragon, Laddy, flies away from home, she knows she must go on a quest to find him. But she hasnâ€™t counted on her parents, the king and queen of Greeve, sending ten guardsmen along. Fortunately, she is also accompanied by her best friends: Dilly, a lady-in-waiting and a cool head in any crisis not involving heights; Cam, a gardenerâ€™s assistant who knows the exact value of a brick shed filled with sausages; Nort, a skinny guardsman who has never given much thought to crows; and Lex, a young wizard with bad taste in horses, magic carpets, and sorceresses. Of course, Megâ€™s quest goes topsy-turvy once she enters the enchanted forestâ€”and her adventure is just beginning. Whatâ€™s more, meeting up with the dashing bandit Bain again isnâ€™t at all what she expected. Will this princess be able to rescue herself, let alone anybody else? In The Runaway Princess, Meg and her friends defeated a pack of princes. Now theyâ€™re going to need swordplay, magic, and a whole lot of courage to find Laddy and get back home!