About the Book:
Title: THE BOOK KNIGHTS
Author: J.G. McKenney
Pub. Date: July 5, 2017
Publisher: J.G. McKenney
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, Goodreads
From the award winning author of EON’S DOOR comes an Arthurian tale like no other.
When her parents are condemned to death by Morgan Fay for the crime of reading, Arti Penderhagen becomes a fugitive. Hunted by Mordred, the sadistic police captain who recites poetry to enhance his physical strength, Arti escapes to the Isle of Avalon, a sanctuary for outlaws. There she meets an old librarian named Merl who tells her about the Grail Tome, an ancient book in Morgan Fay’s possession that can alter the course of history. Can Arti steal the book in time to save her family?
THE BOOK KNIGHTS is a fantasy adventure in which knights wield words as weapons, librarians are wizards, and books can change the future.
Although the name on my books is “J.G.” McKenney, you can call me John. I’m a writer and a teacher. I also consider myself a book knight, but you’ll need to read my latest novel to find out what that’s all about.
My fascination with fantasy and adventure began at a young age when I discovered works like THE HOBBIT and THE CALL OF THE WILD. That early love of reading has matured into a need to tell stories that transport readers into worlds full of wonder and enchantment. It’s an addiction I don’t intend to kick. The problem is I’ll be dead long before I can write all the books I’ve got in my head. There…just thought of another one.
In the winter, if I’m not at work keeping tabs on my Co-op students, you’ll find me at home working away on a manuscript, reading someone else’s book, or walking with my wife and best friend, Wendy. If it’s Friday afternoon, I’ll be playing hockey with the boys.
Summer’s my favorite season because it gives me more time to write. It’s also the time for boating, swimming, and reclining in my zero-gravity chair under the shade of the maple trees next the lake shore. Oh, and walking with my wife. If it’s Thursday afternoon, I’ll be playing golf with…you guessed it…the boys.
I’d love to hear from you. Follow me on Twitter @JGMcKenney or reach out through my “Contact Me” page with your questions or comments. I’ll let you know about my promotions, including when I offer free books!
What books did you read as a child that inspired you to write?
There were many books that I enjoyed as a child that inspired me to become a writer, but two stand out. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien swept me away to another place and time, and reading it changed me forever. It made me realize the power of language and the magic that a great author wielded, and I became an eager apprentice to the craft. I wanted to create fascinating worlds and characters, and take readers on great adventures.
Jack London’s The Call of the Wild helped me realize the power of good characterization and conflict. It made me want to write stories that helped readers sense and feel the struggles of others and the triumphs that come from friendship, love and perseverance.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE BOOK KNIGHTS, US Only.
3 winners will receive an eBook of THE BOOK KNIGHTS, International.
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