I was looking for some light and fluffy airplane reading when I spotted Devlin's Luck
on the $1 table at the local charity bookshop, and it seemed like it might fit the bill. It did, and pretty admirably. I like the middle-aged protagonist, the "Chosen One" being an official position (with a uniform and everything), and the focus on friendship between characters rather than romance. If you're looking to fill a few hours with a basic secondary-world fantasy in which Good is Good and Evil is Evil and Good always wins in the end, you could do a lot worse. (If you want something "gritty" with shades of grey, stay away.) Will probably track down the sequels.