Study Guide

The Paladin Prophecy Friendship

By Mark Frost


The Friends theme song taught us that friends will be there for you when the rain starts to pour. They've been there before. And you'll be there for them, too. Well, in The Paladin Prophecy, Will doesn't have to deal with any rain—but he does have to deal with giant walking statues, invisible demons, and crazy computer spy programs. His roommates are there for him during all this, proving that they're good friends. But what about Will? Will he return the favor when his friends need him? So far, he's the one attracting all the trouble, so we'll have to see how things play out in future installments.

Questions About Friendship

  1. What do Will and his friends have in common?
  2. Why do Will's parents not want him to make friends? Why doesn't Will try to make friends until he gets to the Center?
  3. Does Will have trouble making friends?
  4. How would the outcome of the story have been different if Will hadn't made friends with his roommates? What if he had made friends with Lyle instead?

Chew on This

For someone who has never made friends before, Will has a pretty easy time of it when he finally decides to buddy up. It helps that he is charismatic and takes charge, making himself a likeable person to follow.

The bad guys, like Lyle, are abandoned by their friends when the going gets tough. Never make friends with a bad guy.