Angie here with blog tour for Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom.
I loved this book. It was a great way to take the story of King Arthur and relate it to teens. I loved the way the author put together the story, and wait—I’m getting ahead of myself. Here is some information about the book before we get into my review.
About the Book
Title:Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Publication Date (Kindle): May, 2012
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Number of pages: 84
Recommended age: 9+
Summary (Amazon): In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith’s apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man. When an advisor to the king is killed and a jeweled medallion is stolen from the king’s treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder. Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight’s quest to save their friend’s life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities, and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all. Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
The Buzz“The King’s Ransom is a fast-moving story, a tale of knights and castles and villains. As Gavin, Phillip, and Bryan set about to save their friend, the reader is brought vividly into the medieval world of King Arthur. There is just the right balance of action and character development to entice young readers and reluctant readers to pick this book up, as was the author’s intent. I recommend it to all middle grade readers.” ~ Laurie C., Amazon, 5 Stars“The adventures these future Young Knights of the Round Table experience in their quest to save their friend are filled with the fantasy and adventure story elements that children love to read. There’s a villain, secret passages in castles, swordplay, and even a witch. And with King Arthur’s appearance, astonishing secret identities being revealed, and a happy ending, what more could anyone want in a good read?” ~ Tyler T., Amazon, 5 Stars“This was a great book! I liked all of the action and excitement in it. Ms. Carpinello wrote this book really well and it was very appropriate for kids even though it deals with fighting and a wrongfully accused person. Ms. Carpinello described the time period really well, I felt like I was a knight in medieval times! I really love that the story features a bit of King Arthur legends in it! The ending had a couple fo great twists that had me totally surprised!.” ~ Erik @ This Kid Reviews Books, 5 Stars.</ em>
Awards2013 EVVY Finalist and EVVY Merit Award for Juvenile/ Young Adult from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.2013 Ariana Cover Finalist2012 Silver Award Recipient for YA Fiction from Children’s Literary Classics and the CLC’s 2012 Seal of Approval.2012 Finalist E-Book Children from USA 2012 Best Book Awards
About the Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Although a retired teacher, Cheryl Carpinello still has a passion for working with kids. She regularly conducts Medieval Writing Workshops for local elementary/middle schools and the Colorado Girl Scouts. She is not the only one who loves Medieval Times and the King Arthur Legend. The kids thoroughly enjoy writing their own medieval stories complete with dragons, wizards, unicorns and knights! She loves to travel and her other job is with a major airline. Her favorite trip was a two week visit to Egypt with her husband that included traveling by local train from one end of Egypt to the other. Some of her favorite books include The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Once and Future King, and any by the duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
Author Site: http://www.beyondtodayeducator.com/
Author Blog: http:// carpinelloswritingpages.blogspot.com
Facebook page: Author Cheryl Carpinello
Goodreads author page: Cheryl Carpinello
Google+: Cheryl Carpinello
Before we get into the giveaway, I must tell you what I thought of the book. First off, I loved it. I thought it was a perfect size book. Short and sweet. It was just 84 pages, but those pages were pretty action-packed. It was fast-paced and had a lot of moving story. I thought the book would be perfect for children who struggle enjoying reading. The length coupled with the fast pace could hold the attention of just about anyone.
5 out of 5 stars
I thought it was just an awesome book. I loved the way she took a classic story and made it easily accessible kids. Also, there were some awesome twists at the end of the book, that I honestly didn’t see coming. I won’t give any of the twists away, but I will say that I am really good at guessing what will happen in a book and she did an awesome job not giving anything away. The three main characters were very well developed. They all had good background stories and good goals. It was a very happy ending, and I would have liked a little more believability. Still, I like happy endings so all is well. Overall, I loved the book and I totally recommend it.
*** Young Knights of the Round Table Blog Tour Giveaway ***
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash Contest runs: September 9 to October 6, 11:59 pm, 2013 Open: WW How to enter: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. If you have any additional questions – feel free to contact Renee at Mother Daughter Book Reviews.