Beautiful, flaxen-haried Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune she vows never to love another. When she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charm draws the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairy tale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.
Utdrag ur boken:
I said, 'What do you mean ''Westley dies''? You mean dies?'
My father nodded. 'Prince Humperdinck kills him.'
'He's only faking though, right?'
My father shook his head, closed the book all the way.
'Aw shit' I said and started to cry.