Since the death of his uncle, Errol Stone has been nothing but a drunkard; working for the local herb woman to earn him enough coin to drink. When a church messenger arrives with an important message for the local priest, who lives like a hermit in the hills, Errol takes upon him the task of delivering the missive. While trying to deliver his pack to the priest, Erroll is attacked and hunted by assassins. Errol leaves his homeland on a journey with the priest and his helper. Little does Erroll know that he has a unique gift of reading stones, foretelling the future and that he will be entangled in a game of hide-and-seek as he goes on a quest to help save the kingdom?
In the novel A Cast of Stones, author Patrick W. Carr has created story that will intrigue both boys and girls. There is exciting adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and a bit of history all tied into one novel that comes out to tell the story of young Erroll Stone. This story is about how a young boy turns his life around from an immature youth, to learning how to fight with a long piece of wood and going on a journey that will lead him to manhood. Engrossing readers from page one, Patrick has shaped a daring story that will cause readers to continue reading this three book series.
Series: The Staff and the Sword
Genre: fantasy, fiction, adventure, historical fiction, science fiction
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: February 1, 2013
Number of pages: 432
Grade level: 8th+
Other books in the series:
2-The Hero’s Lot
3-A Draw of Kings
About forty miles west of Hagenheim, Germany, Margaretha is currently being courted by Lord Claybrook from England--the man she hopes to finally wed. During this courtship, Colin, an injured stranger also from England, shows up on her doorstep. Colin does not speak German, but luckily Margaretha can speak English and translates for him. Colin warns Margaretha about the danger she and her family are in because Lord Claybrook is not all that he appears to be. At first Margaretha doesn’t believe what Colin is telling her, but when she spies on Claybrook, she discovers the truth. With Colin’s help will Margaretha be able to save her family? Will she be rid of this suitor, Lord Claybrook, and will Colin fall for her or return to England without her?
Melanie Dickerson, winner of Best First Book, National Readers Choice Award, and several other awards for her first novel The Healer’s Apprentice, has once again crafted an exciting and adventurous heroine and novel. This twist on the fairytale The Frog Prince continues the Hagenheim Family Sega series. The story brings forth new thrilling characters and an enchanting tale about a princess turned spy and her adventures in saving her family while falling in love.
Series: Hagenheim Family Sega
Number of pages: 352
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Grade Level: 7th+
Genre: adventure; historical fiction; fantasy; fairytale
Other books in the series:
1-The Healer’s Apprentice
2-The Fairest Beauty
3-The Captive Maiden
5-The Golden Braid (release date: November 17, 2015)
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