I am not sure why the rating is so low.
The story is short, but fun, wonderfully written and easy to read (not going to make a big deal of typos, they happen even to the best).
I think I liked the first book better, but only because I am a huge fan of fantasy and historicals.
This installment features great sportsmanship and that is always a win for me no matter times or settings. Certainly it wasn't not as dramatic, when the boys finished, but it was there :D
Loved it. 5 stars.