This is a great book for your middle schooler, and your high schooler!
The Adventurers Guild is by Nick Eliopulos and Zack Loran Clark. This book is recommended for ages 9-12, my son enjoyed it and I was happy to slip some lighter reading into his high school reading repertoire!
Few ever asked to join the Adventurers Guild. . . . Their members often died young. In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone’s only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he’ll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. But just as it seems the boys’ dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild. Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers–hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies–Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf–must prove their worth once and for all. This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.
I love fantasy novels and have no trouble with reading at this level, good for middle school, high school, and even parents!
And then I met the young men, originally friends from Florida, at ComicCon and got Paul an autographed copy! It was great to see them enjoying the spirit of the ComicCon experience!
But wait! The above is a reprint from 2017, I met these guys again (and they fed my ego when they said they remembered me!), and got my own autographed copy!