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Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
Tour Begins October 15th
His one desire…To be a knight.
His future queen…At times reckless.
Best friends…Bound by Friendship and Loyalty.
When their adventure turns deadly & dangerous, Guinevere & Cedwyn find themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle.
Not only are they in danger, but so are the kids of Cadbury Castle.
Renegades–foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess–steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves. Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to rescue the children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more danger.
As the plan quickly unravels, Cedwyn chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight into reality.
Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make the ultimate sacrifice?
Print Length: 150 Pages
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Publisher: Bublish, Incorporated (May 2017)
Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend is available to purchase on Amazon.com.
I love middle-grade high fantasy novels, simply because they aren’t as complicated as adult high fantasy novels, but are still truly enjoyable. This book had a lot of detail and took place in a large world.
Guinevere and Cedwyn are on an adventure, but while they are traveling to a town, an injured man on a horse appears. He is there to warn Guinevere of raiders that have come to her castle and kidnapped all the children. Guinevere and Cedwyn must cut their adventure short and go back to the castle to try and help the children.
I must admit, even though this is advertised as a middle-grade novel, it reads more light a YA book. The scene where arrows are taken out of the injured man is a bit graphic for middle schoolers, and some of the other scenes just seem a bit intense for that genre. Sure, the characters might be young, but the content is a bit above what I would have been reading at 10-12 years old.
That being said, if you have a middle-grade reader that would not be affected by slightly graphic scenes, this would definitely be for them! It moves quickly so it would hold their attention, and it even has discussion questions in the back so they can practice collecting their thoughts at the end of reading! I would suggest that they start at the beginning of the series because this book plops you right into the middle of a scene. This is definitely not a series of standalones.
For non-middle grade readers, this book is REALLY short. You would definitely be able to read the first book of the series and this one in a single day. This book might still be enjoyable to upper YA or NA readers, but it might leave me wanting more. I definitely wanted to continue with the series right away after finishing this one!
I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Awards for Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
2018 Gold Global eBook Award—Juvenile Fiction
2018 Gold Global eBook Award—Children’s Literature
2018 Bronze Evvy Awards—Fairytale/Folklore/Mythology
2018 Bronze Evvy Awards—Juvenile Fiction
Short-Listed for 2019 Chanticleer Int’l Awards
2018 Honorable Mention Purple Dragonfly
100 Most Notable Indies for 2018
2018 Wishing Shelf Finalist
2017 BookLife Quarter Finalist
2017 Apple eBook Children’s Official Selection
About the Author
Cheryl Carpinello is an author, retired high school English teacher, and Colorado native. Since retiring from teaching, she’s been able to devote her time to writing and traveling. Although she may be away from teaching, she is still a teacher at heart and especially enjoys meeting with kids and talking with them about reading and writing. Cheryl hopes through her books she can inspire young readers and reader’s young-at-heart to read more.
You can find Cheryl at –
Writing Blog: http://carpinelloswritingpages.blogspot.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-Carpinello/e/B002GGGZY6
Twitter Home Page: https://twitter.com/ccarpinello
Linkedin Page: www.linkedin.com/pub/cheryl-carpinello/25/671/a02
Google URL: https://plus.google.com/110918922081424857545/
Blog Tour Dates
October 15th @ The Muffin
What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Be sure to stop by the launch day post for Cheryl Carpinello’s blog tour for her book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend where we interview the author and you have the chance to win a copy of the book.
October 16th @ Write Like Crazy
You’ll go nuts today over at Mary Jo Campbell’s blog where author Cheryl Carpinello talks about finding stories within stories as you write. Also you can enter to win a copy of the book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
October 19th @ Lori’s Reading Corner
Visit Lori’s blog where you can read Cheryl Carpinello’s post about where her search for the Legend of King Arthur has taken her.
October 19th @ Jill Sheets Blog
Visit Jill’s blog today where Cheryl Carpinello talks about the continuing popularity of the King Arthur Legend.
October 19th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf
You’ll want to stock up your bookshelf once you visit by Veronica’s blog, where she reviews Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend by Cheryl Carpinello.
October 20th @ A New Look on Books
Stop by Rae’s blog and take a glance at author Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post the importance of reading and understanding myths, legends, and mythology.
October 22nd @ A New Look on Books
Come by Rae’s blog and get a new look on Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
October 23rd @ A Day in the Life of a Mom
Stop by Ashley’s blog where she shares Cheryl’s guest post about do boys respond to reading and writing differently than girls? And what should parents do about that?
October 25th @ A Day in the Life of a Mom
Check out Ashley’s blog again where she shares her opinion on Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
October 25th @ Fiction Thoughts
Stop by Emilie’s blog where she shares her opinion about the book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
October 28th @ Leonard Tillman’s Blog
Stop by Leonard’s blog where he shares his thoughts on Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
October 29th @ A Storybook World
Journey to today’s blog post where Deirdra shares Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post about how the author’s years as an educator led her to writing Tales & Legends, (or why the author writes Tales & Legends for Reluctant Reader).
November 1st @ Look to the Western Sky
Make sure you look to Margo’s blog today where she interviews the author Cheryl Carpinello, author of the Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
November 2nd @ Author Anthony Avina Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog where he shares his thoughts about Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend and read an interview with the author.
November 3rd @ The World of My Imagination
Stop by Nicole’s blog where she shares her thoughts on Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
November 4th @ Author Anthony Avina Blog
Stop by Anthony’s blog today where you can read author Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post about whether it is really necessary for kids today to read the classics such as stories and plays from Ancient Greece, Rome and Shakespeare.
November 5th @ Coffee with Lacey
Grab a cup of your favorite brew, and join us at Lacey’s blog where Cheryl Carpinello talks about the definition of reading and what medium qualifies as actual reading.
November 7th @ Choices
Visit Madeline Sharples’ blog where she shares Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post about building characters that young readers bond with and how the author uses a combination of traits from my students over the years.
November 8th @ Fiona Ingram’s Blog
Stop by Fiona’s blog where she interviews a character from Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
November 9th @ For the Hook of a Book
Make sure you stop by the book blog For the Hook of a Book and catch their review of Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
November 10th @ Chatty Patty’s Place
Stop by Patty’s blog where she spotlight’s Cheryl Carpinello’s book and also does a giveaway of the book for one lucky reader.
November 11th @ Bri’s Book Nook
Stop by Briennai’s blog where she shares her thoughts about Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.
November 18th @ David Chuka Blog
Stop by David’s blog where he interviews author Cheryl Carpinello about her and her book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend.