A Call to Arms
Gibben Nemesio is in trouble. His parents are dead, his sister is missing, and he's been left the sole provider for his two younger brothers. With a war brewing in the east and no guarantee of surviving another brutal winter, Gib's life is plagued by uncertainty. To make matters worse, he... show more
Gibben Nemesio is in trouble.
His parents are dead, his sister is missing, and he's been left the sole provider for his two younger brothers. With a war brewing in the east and no guarantee of surviving another brutal winter, Gib's life is plagued by uncertainty. To make matters worse, he suddenly finds himself uprooted from his home and drafted into the army.
Forced to leave his siblings behind, Gib reports to Silver City, where he enrolls in the legendary Academy of Arden. An outsider and misfit, Gib struggles to blend in among the highborn city folk. His charming candor eventually wins him a handful of friends—an enigmatic mage trainee with a secret, a young girl who has defied tradition by joining the military, and a prince looking to escape his stifling life. But his new-found comrades may not be able to help when Gib alone overhears a traitorous plot—a scheme so horrible that if seen to fruition, all of Arden will suffer for it. It's up to Gib to convince the High Council of Arden to act, to stop the terrible danger, before it's too late.
Publish date: 2014-10-15
Publisher: Sun and Shadow Publishing
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Arden (#1)
Absolutely loved this Harry Potterish tale and looking forward to its continuation as these sweet characters continue to grow. Still much to learn about who threatens the throne. The cast of characters are so memorable and captivating. Just wish I had a family tree to keep them all straight. Lol
This is young adult novel, so don't expect any sex or many romantic moments. However, closer to the end of the story, there were confessions and a few tender kisses. I would recommend this for my 13-year olds (that's roughly the age of the characters, anyway) without hesitation.The Academy in this b...
This is not what I was expecting. This felt like a cross between Harry Potter (age group, framing device of a school year) and the Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling (fantasy realm with students and wizards and such). It didn't have the depth the other two series have, though there's plenty of wo...