Book Give-Away: The League & The Lantern

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We received a copy of the book The League and The Lantern by Brian Wells. My daughter read the book and this is her review.


You would think Jake Herndon was an ordinary boy. But his sort of ordinary life ends one night during a “back – to –school” sleepover at a museum. It all starts when he plays “time to be a man” and he is late for the back to school sleepover at the Museum of Science and Industry. Here he meets T.J. McDonald and Lucy Garcia (a girl that moved from Nepal to the States that speaks English) and the three don’t really become friends at first.

Later, after they start a scavenger hunt, when Jake is in the mine shaft under the museum looking for clues, he notices that there is something wrong. The tiny light that lights up the mine shaft starts quivering; he hears someone coming and then WHAM! Blackout.  A short while after Jake, T.J., and Lucy go on a wild adventure learning about each other, Jake’s mysterious family history, and facts about history itself.

It’s this reviewers opinion that if you liked Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and other titles by Rick Riordan, yet you are looking for something that is a little more fact than fantasy, I definitely suggest this book. Rick Riordan has been my favorite author for years, but look out Percy Jackson fans. A new best-selling author is rising to the top, and you will love Brian Wells new book series, The League and the Lantern!


About Author: Brian Wells

A concerned dad who couldn’t find quality entertainment for his kids. He has worked and produced 15 TV movies for the major networks, and this is his book debut.

Book Synopsis:

The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.


Talking Points:

• Inspires reading – Adventure series your kids will want to read.
• Educational Value – 140 key vocabulary words hidden throughout the story, historic sites are part of the setting.
• Moral Value – Lessons in family, friendship, mercy and compassion. Lead characters are friends who are different races.
• Help Kids – Operates on a buy one – give one campaign to get books into the
hands of kids who cannot afford their own copies.


If you would like to try and win a copy of this book, please *leave a comment* at the bottom of this post.

Give-Away ends May 24.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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The Freedom To Write: It’s only a mountain

I’ve wanted to write a book for decades, I’ve been reading for longer. Sometimes I think I started reading before I could walk. All that aside, I’ve learned that once you become obsessive about reading it’s hard to not pick up a knack for writing.

But Writing is hard work, or at least writing well feels like hard work. I wish it felt as easy as reading a book. But for me, it’s not.

I’ve been told I’m speedy reader. Maybe. But it’s just the way I work. When I have to slow down to read a book it just frustrates the living daylights out of me. So you can bet that if I find a GOOD book I’m gonna want to share it.

I’ve read a number of amazing books the last 6months but there are two I’m going to mention now. The first title I finished this year was “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn. I’m not gonna say anything more about it other than it was wonderful. It is a 5 star book. But that’s just me. It struck a chord.

The other book I just read is Freedom Fight by W. Franklin Lattimore. I gotta tell you – this may be a debut book for Frank but his topic (in my opinion) is so worth your reading time and investment. The characters are compelling and his story and plot spine tingling. He masterfully tackles the delicate topic of spiritual warfare…I couldn’t put the book down and I wasn’t a happy camper when I had to. The ending kept me locked and left me ready for his follow up. Frank takes us into the complex world of the “Otherealm,” a world you have to READ about to appreciate.

If you’re interested, here’s where to find it:

I haven’t written my book yet but I want to write suspense/adventure. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a spine tingling, on the edge of your seat roller coast ride – Freedom Fight will fit the bill!

Whether you are writing a book, trying to finish your degree, waiting for a job promotion or tackling a monumental report…remember: It’s only a mountain – you can climb it…don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!