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I consider myself very lucky that my three kids love to read. They go through books like crazy and in a world with tons of apps and video games, I’m thrilled when they want to pick up a book. When my oldest son (age 12) and my daughter (almost 10) opened our package containing The Adventurers Guild by debut authors Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, they actually started fighting over who was going to read it first. The books is available right now in stores or you can buy it on Amazon. Go od Read for Tweens: The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
So I made the executive decision that we would read it together as a family. However, my newly turned 12-year-old son kept trying to read the book, so I ended up reading it with my almost 10-year-old and my 7-year-old (who could wait for me).
In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone’s only half-elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he’ll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild.
But just as it seems the boys’ dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.
Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers—hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies—Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf—must prove their worth once and for all.
This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.
About the Authors
Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos are both editors based in New York. Best friends, they take a coffee break together every day and play Dungeons & Dragons every week. Zack fervently hopes that magic is real; Nick desperately hopes that monsters are not. The Adventurers Guild is their first novel.
Our thoughts: This book kept my kids’ attention, as well as mine. We couldn’t wait to read what happened next. The language was very descriptive and we “really saw” the action while we were reading it. Tweens will enjoy reading this on their own (although I enjoyed reading it with my younger kids). We think this is going to be your tweens’ next read.
By Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
The books is available right now in stores now or buy it on Amazon.
Recommended for ages 9-12