Friday, October 7, 2016

The King's Ransom: Young Knights of the Round Table (Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers Book 1)~ SPOTLIGHT~

 Three Friends...Three Quests...Three Mysterious Predictions.
In this action-packed MG/Tween Arthurian adventure, 11-year-old Prince Gavin, 13-year-old orphan Philip, and 15-year-old blacksmith apprentice Bryan face a ghost, a witch, and an evil villain in their struggle to clear the Wild Man of murder and theft.
Do they have what it takes to be Knights of the Round Table, or will they falter in their quests? Answer the hero's call to adventure with Gavin, Philip, and Bryan. See if you have what it takes to be a Knight of the Round Table.
A Recommended Read and recipient of the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
2014 Gold Award eBook Winner for Juvenile Fiction from Global eBook Awards; 2013 EVVY Merit Award for Juvenile/YA from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.; 2012 CLC Silver Award Recipient for YA Fiction.


A Bit About Myself:
I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds—Ancient Egypt, Medieval Wales, and coming soon, the ancient world of Atlantis.

My husband and I love to travel. Because I'm also a retired airline employee, we were fortunate, in 2008, to spend three weeks in Egypt traveling by local train from one end of the country to the other. In 2014, we spent three weeks in the UK driving over 1700 miles through England, Wales, and Scotland.
The story is set in medieval Wales and follows the legend of King Arthur. Twelve year old Prince Gavin, and his friends Phillip and Bryan will make it their mission to save a friend from being put to death. The three boys believe that the `Wild Man' has been falsely accused of murder and of stealing the jeweled medallion (the king's ransom).

On a single minded quest to find out who the real villain is, the boys will go on a dangerous adventure, which includes sneaking through a secret passage to listen in on the king's conversation, visiting a woman, Seanna, known as the village witch, and ultimately risking their lives for getting involved in the case.

Filled with intrigue, suspense, mystery and non stop adventure, Cheryl Carpinello has written a fascinating tale that will take you back in time when kings, knights and villains were prevalent, and honor, loyalty and true friendship were held high.

I recommend this story to tweens teens and adults alike.