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Action, adventure, humor, fun and a villain you can root for in this Middle Grade book that all readers of all ages can enjoy.
An incredibly fun and funny story.--Tea and Tomes
One of the reasons the book is so enjoyable is because you never quite know where the plot is going. You are continually surprised. --The Literary Lioness
What a nasty, dreadful, and cruel villain Arkus is. Oh, and don't forget funny. Yes, I said funny! With author Laura Lond's crisp, wry sense of humor, you'll be laughing right along with the scoundrel on almost every page. --The Feathered Quill
Interesting characters and unique twists in the traditional hero/villain stereotypes made for an entertaining reading experience." --Dark Wyrm Reads
The author manages to pack in an epic's worth of action, adventure, and humor. ... It is one of those rare, great stories when you find yourself rooting wholeheartedly for the villain of the piece. --A Myriad of Books
***1st place winner of the Reader Views Literary Award 2010
in the Young Reader category***
Here's the set-up:
Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way.
Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead—“a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains’ plans.”
Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the Sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of “best interests” is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind.
About the Author:
Laura Lond is an internationally published author of several novels and a collection of short stories. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Having worked for 2 years at a literary museum, Laura entered the world of business, working for large international corporations like Xerox Ltd. and Fluor Daniel. After moving from Europe to the United States, she has been self-employed as a freelancer.
Laura lives in Illinois.