Medicus, topping our freebie list today, is must reading for fans of mystery and history. Set during the Roman occupation of Britain in 118 A.D., it follows an army doctor (medicus) investigating missing brothel girls in a puzzler that "explores the salacious side of the Roman Empire" (Publisher's Weekly). Medicus will so enthrall that you will find it hard to resist buying the next 3 in the series. Plus we tantalize further with another 200+ Free Books...
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Of the 15 reviewers for this book, at least 3 publish info about books for middle school boys and girls. Several noted "Secrets," full of adventure, is a perfect choice to entice reluctant readers to discover how exciting a book can be.
The Treasure Hunters Club Book 1
by Sean McCartney
5 Stars - 15 Reviews
Here's the set-up:
A Treasure Hunting Legend...
Four Ordinary Kids...
Two Magical Medallions...
Pursued By An Ancient Evil...
In One Extraordinary Adventure.
Join the Treasure Hunters Club as they look to unlock the Secrets of the Magical Medallions.
...Some Secrets Are Better Left Alone.
When Tommy Reed received a medallion from his famous treasure hunting uncle "Diamond" Jack Reed he didn't think much of it.
Now an ancient evil is pursuing his every move and his treasure hunting club friends, Shannon McDougal, Jackson Miller and Chris Henderson are on the run.
They must unlock the secret to the medallion before evil can hunt them down.
Finding treasure isn't always a good omen. "The Secrets of the Magical Medallions" follows the treasure hunters club as they find powerful, magical medallions. They soon realize that when you find power, there is always someone out to take it, and the four kids in the club find evil hot on their tales. A fun adventure for younger readers, "The Secrets of the Magical Medallions" is a choice pick. --Midwest Book Review
The idea of an adventure that combines Hardy Boys Mysteries with Indiana Jones and National Treasure was the author's inspiration to get reluctant readers to enjoy novels. Hooray for targeting this often overlooked audience! McCartney has mixed mystery and magic in a tale that reaches beyond the backyard. He wisely chose to create a slim volume; the 160 page book will be readily picked up by reluctant readers.--V.S. Grenier, Editor of Stories For Children Magazine
f you have kids who enjoy action-packed reads, they're in for a wild ride with this first book in the Treasure Hunter Club series. The Secrets of the Magical Medallions has been called a mix of The Hardy Boys and Indiana Jones with a little piece of the movie, National Treasure, thrown in. I loved reading The Hardy Boys as a kid and the Indiana Jones movies were some of my favorites so I had high expectations for this book. To author, Sean McCarthy's credit, he nails it here. This is an excellent adventure story. It's really fast paced and will keep readers anxious to get to the next page. Book Dads