Clifton Chase is the latest target for bully Ryan Rivales. When he finds a mysterious arrow in his closet, he takes Ryan’s bet to see who can hit the target. Ryan nails the bull’s-eye, but Clifton’s piece of junk arrow sails out of sight and when he finally finds it, something isn’t right. Somehow, Clifton has magically time traveled to Medieval England in the year 1485, where he meets two a dwarf, a mythological bird, and two princes bullied by their tyrant uncle, King Richard III.
The Arrow of Light, carved from wood of the Tree of Knowledge and fletched with feathers from the all-knowing bird of wisdom named Simurgh, has chosen Clifton. He is led by Dane the Dwarf to Droffilic Tower where Clifton must rescue the princes, Edward V and Richard Plantagenet. And somehow, he succeeds! After a near miss rescue mission, the princes are reunited with their sister Elizabeth, and plans to defeat King Richard are set in motion. Clifton is knighted for his valor and presented with his own sword. He can’t believe it. It is Excalibur. After he wakes up from fainting, the group prepares to leave the Great Hall. No one counted on a dragon showing up in the city. But, the dragon didn’t know about Jasper Tudor and his travels to the Far East. He recites a chant in the bell tower, transporting them all to the safety of a waiting ship in the English Channel.
Only after Clifton learns the true meaning of friendship, bravery, and sacrifice can he help the princes escape and find the courage to face his own bully, Ryan Rivales. Befriended by a dwarf, a mythical bird called Simurgh, and a cast of comical characters, Clifton’s epic fantasy adventure through medieval times is the perfect book for boys and girls of all ages, and the young at heart.
If your child aged 8 to 12 is looking for an amazing adventure to read, then I recommend that you check out Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light by Jaimie M. Engle.
The adventure that Clifton goes on is missing nothing. It is a spectacular adventure that deals with life lessons surrounding courage and bullying. The adventure includes everything you could want with a transportation to another time, princes, kings, a dwarf, a mythical bird, and a ton of other characters that keep the reader engaged.
The Arrow of Light keeps the reader wanting to know what happens next. It is the type of adventure book that you just don’t want to put down. With this book, I certainly heard, just one more chapter pleaseeeeeeee.
I felt that I could really sense Jaimie M Engle’s heroes as we read the book. The book has a very Harry Potter, Narnia type of feel and I think, that it will easily become a classic. I certainly think that they could make it into a movie and it would draw the kids in. I am anticipating another book in the series and honestly, it would be a shame to not have Clifton Chase go on more adventures with his readers.
What I really love about what Jaimie M Engle has done, is that she has created a Teacher’s Guide to go along with the book. The Teacher’s Guide is thorough and I really recommend that schools and teachers take a look at The Arrow of Light and the Teacher’s Guide to consider including it in the core curriculum for kids aged 8 to 12 years old.
Jaimie M. Engle did not stop there though….. She also created a The Arrow of Light storybook that is also a coloring book. Yep you read that right. Nothing like encouraging reading and exploring a wonderful adventure by including coloring into it.
I love, love, love the addition of The Arrow of Light coloring book. What a wonderful idea to help encourage kids not only to read, but to be engaged in the story.
I could truly go on forever about The Arrow of Light. This book is one of those that you read and can just feel that you are holding a classic.
I highly recommend that you check our The Arrow of Light. I love this book and will be taking a look at the other books that Jaimie M. Engle has written.
About Jaimie M. Engle……
Jaimie Engle is an award-winning author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction books from the Space Coast of Florida. Her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power. Her first novel, an anti-bullying fantasy adventure, was written after her own son was bullied in school. She took him to archery club, where she imagined a stalking dwarf seeking a magic arrow. Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light was born. Since then, Engle has published several award-winning books and spoken to tens of thousands of kids across the country about their part in bullying.
To find out more about the other and all her books, visit her here….
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