In Legend of the Forest Beast by Don M. Winn, Kaye must find his missing tutor, attempt to live down a humiliating nickname, and stop a shipment of valuable jewels from leaving the country of Knox so that the rebel knight Bragwayne cannot finance an army to invade Knox.
The beloved tutor Alchir has vanished! And a dangerous criminal with a grudge against Alchir has just escaped from prison. Kaye is determined to find the tutor and earn a fine reputation as a knight. The search leads Kaye, Reggie, and Beau to a sinister manor house at the edge of a dark forest where nearby villagers live in terror of a deadly monster. As they investigate the mystery of the forest beast, they uncover a terrible plot that could destroy Knox. When there’s no one to turn to for help, can they save the kingdom—and their lives—by themselves?