Gideon's Spear

Publisher: Spencer Hill Middle Grade

For Finn MacCullen, it's time to Irish up. With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. Come along, ye manky beasties, he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. I've a wee point to share with ye! Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. Faugh a ballagh! The Spear! Goblin voices screeched in panic. The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan! Yeah, you got that right! Finn yelled back. When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.

About Darby Karchut of Colorado Springs, CO

Award-winning author Darby Karchut has long been fascinated by mythology and hero stories from around the world. Drawing from extensive knowledge of world cultures, she blends ancient myths with modern urban life to write stories that relate to young teens today--snark and all. She currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, where she teaches at a junior high school. She enjoys running, biking, and skiing the Rocky Mountains in all types of weather, and owns more backpacks than purses.

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Age/Grade Range: 9-11 / 4-6

Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9781937053949 1937053946 2014-02-04 240 English 0.00 x 6.00 x 9.00 in $9.95
E-Book 9781937053956 1937053954 2014-02-04 240 English 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 in $4.99

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