Monday, September 10, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - The Guardians of Elijah's Fire

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. 

The Guardians of Elijah's Fire
 By Frank L. Cole

Goodreads Blurb:
Just when they thought they were safe, Amber, Trendon, and their classmates get yanked back into the action. With the Tebah Stick in enemy hands, Amber becomes a target, and it seems even her closest allies can't be trusted. Now the gang will have to travel through enemy territory to protect a deadly ancient weapon that could cause the earth's utter destruction.

This thrilling tale ups the action and doubles the danger. Bestselling author Frank L. Cole delivers an addicting read for adventurers of all ages.

This is the sequel to last year's debut, The Guardian's of the Hidden Scepter, which I also reviewed and which was recommended by my beloved James Dashner. Needless to say, I have been waiting for this sequel! It did NOT disappoint.

Much of what I loved about The Hidden Scepter is still true of Elijah's Fire:
  • young, brilliant, and brave characters
  • non-stop, Indiana Jones-style storyline (which is doubly true since it's an archaeology adventure)
  • biblical myths, hidden treasure, booby traps, and faceless beasts
  • kidnapping and world traveling 
  • and ALL things awesome! 

These books are just a joyride of mystery and anticipation! Boys, girls, and MG-loving adults will enjoy every page of them.

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Happy Monday!


SA Larsenッ said...

This one looks good, Shannon, and it's actually one I've seen before.

Freya Morris said...

Ooo I've not heard of this - looks cool! Thanks

Carolyn V said...

I sat by Frank once at a writer's conference (although I doubt he would remember me with the 20 of us all there). He was so funny and a very nice guy. I'll have to pick up this book of his. ;)

Meredith said...

I used to love adventure stories when I was in middle school. I'll have to check these out!

Juju at Tales of said...

Oh how cool.

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like a great book.

Barbara Watson said...

Glad you're back! Been missing you but understand about needing time for other things.

This book sounds fantastic, and since I haven't heard of it, I love learning about new titles too.

Michael G-G said...

My youngest adores Indiana Jones, and goes around telling people he's going to be an archaeologist. I'll have to read this and see whether he'd cotton to it as well.

Old Kitty said...

Happy happy Monday indeed!!! Yay and welcome back lovely Shannon - it's so nice to have Marvelous Middle Grade Monday here again!! Take care

Joanne Fritz said...

Any MG book that compares to an Indiana Jones adventure must be a lot of fun. We missed you, Shannon!

Heather said...

Wow, recommended by James Dashner hmmm? Sounds like I'll have to check this one out.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Welcome back, Shannon!

I'll have to show this one to my 10 yo. He might be interested (even though it's not based on a movie!).

The Golden Eagle said...

This sounds like a fun MG book. Putting the first novel on my TBR. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds great Shannon! I remember this from when you reviewed the first book.

And so glad you're back.

Christina Farley said...

Happy Monday! I need to check out Elijah's Fire for my oldest boy. He'd love it.

Deb Marshall said...

Oh. My. Was not familiar with this series. I shall get me to a bookstore and remedy that. Thanks, Shannon.

Speaking of your beloved-saw his latest at the bookstore on Sunday. A prequel to the others. Suweet!

Kelly Polark said...

Ohhh! Indiana Jones-like adventure! That is awesome!!!

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