I know Jen & Tina want reviews down here too.
This is book 2 of the series - The Youngest Templar by Michael Spradlin. Book 3 won't be out until October. This is from the mid-evil times - Richard the Lionheart. Tristan is a squire for the Templars who is sent off on a mission and runs into all sorts of problems. At the end of this book, he is facing off with his enemy again and even I look forward to the next book! You might want to explain the story of Robin Hood to your young reader if they don't already know who he is. I won't spoil anymore of the book to add on to that comment ;-)
My 11yo ds