The Summoned King by Dave Neuendorf

My Review:

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The Summoned King by Dave Neuendorf is a fantasy story about a 17 year old student named James, mostly referred to as Jim, who falls asleep in a library and wakes up in another world. He’s been chosen by Maynard the Wizard and is expected to be the new king of Kalymbria.

I truthfully enjoyed Jim’s character. What’s not to like about him? He’s smart, confident, considerate, and seems to be completely comfortable even though he’s been transplanted into another world, Kalymbria. Much of the story centers around James settling in as king, getting to know Julia-his soon to be wife, and devising a plan to fix Kalymbria. I enjoyed the interaction between James and Julia and found it interesting the way they expeditiously clicked. The book contains a little bit of everything including science and Christianity, although not too much for those not interested in those elements.

This is a very smooth and simple read that’s perfect for young adults. Even without an abundance of action, I thought it was wonderful and I actually admired that there wasn’t any explicit content which makes it perfect for younger readers. I believe the second book will have much more action especially with the conclusion of The Summoned King. I’ve heard that the second book is releasing soon and I’m looking forward to reading it.

I’d like to thank the author for granting me a complimentary copy of this book.

3.5 stars rounded up to 4****

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Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book

I thought I’d do a post regarding my breakfast and the books I’m reading this morning. I’ve been working on finishing The Summoned King for some time and should be done with it today. I also started another short Beauty and the Beast book.

The Summoned King

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The Summoned King is a story about a 17 year old student who falls asleep at the library and wakes up in a new world called Kalymbria. It’s quite cool! I’m really liking the story and characters here. James, the main character, is a fellow Hoosier as well as the author Dave Neuendorf which is really neat. I’m pretty sure this is the first book I’ve read by an author from my home state. I’m reading this on my Kindle App.

This is #1 in the series The Kalymbrian Chronicles and I recently found out the second book is on the way.  I’m excited to have discovered this author!

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Beauty and the Beast

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I’m also reading another Beauty and the Beast book by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. This is the classic “Beauty and the Beast” tale and great for children to read at it’s short length of about 34 pages. It’s a simple read with a few illustrations. I’m reading this one on my Kindle App as well.

This week is all about Beauty and the Beast. I’ll be seeing the movie this week after “Guardians of the Galaxy” of course!! 🙂

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So, for breakfast this morning, I kept it simple… Continue reading “Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book”