Eighteen-year-old Simon is the child of a Norman father—a nobleman—and an English lady, and he has been honored with an invitation to act as servant on a royal hunt, attending Walter Thiel, a friend of the king himself. Chamberlain, review of Edge, p. His Calling Home and Breaking the Fall were both nominated for the Michael Cadnum has had a number of jobs over the course of his life, including pick-and-shoveler for the York Archaeological Trust, in York, England, and substitute teacher in Oakland, California, but his true calling is writing. The ride leads to the unleashing of worldwide catastrophic events. When Anita, an intelligent and responsible high school graduate, fails to return home on time one night, her parents and younger brother, Cray, are not too concerned. This time the story revolves around John Little, who encounters Robin Hood as he is being chased by the sheriff and the ruthless outlaw and villain Red Roger. When William dies, the inexperienced Thomas is promoted to ship's surgeon by.
Cadnum tells the story of Jennifer Thayer, a teenager who lies about being raped, in his young adult novel Rundown. In Cadnum's version, Stratton Fields, an architect and member of a powerful family, is cheated out of a job that will revive his career by an enemy of his family. Meanwhile, the family's exploration into Anita's journals and other personal effects reveals a side to the young woman that no one had suspected. His young adult horror fiction has earned praise from reviewers who point to his precise and lyrical use of language. Retrieved Mar 10 2019 from Penguin Putnam, Viking. Feeling isolated from her father and brother, who moved after her parents' divorce, Anna finally breaks down, both literally and figuratively, as she drives to to see her brother.
His daughter Ester, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Eleanor, swears that if her father recovers she will undertake a pilgrimage to Rome. On foot, the embattled Crusaders go to Rome to meet King Richard's envoy there, and Hubert falls for the envoy's daughter. Steven recounts his dream of entering a Golden Gloves boxing competition and his involvement in a robbery that threatens everything. Also a poet, he has received several awards, including Poetry Northwest's Helen Bullis Prize and the Owl Creek Book Award. The medieval time period is my passion, so I enjoyed it just fine.
James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers, St. When they make clear they are loyal to King Richard, and then set out for Nottingham, Prince John sends men to kill them, and another gritty, gripping, and altogether believable battle scene ensues. Instead, scheming Prince John has a new task for the weary Crusaders; they are to escort two young women on a pilgrimage to Rome, a journey that will take them through the perilous Alps, controlled by bands of brigands. Rogers, review of Breaking the Fall, p. Or was the incident merely an accident? Orpheus gets his wish, but he cannot overcome the failings of his human form, and the tragic story ends in profound sadness. But she starts to make mistakes and wants to find a way out of her lie. Instead, scheming Prince John has a new task for the weary Crusaders; they are to escort two young women on a pilgrimage to Rome, a journey that will take them through the perilous Alps, controlled by bands of brigands.
Other critics singled out the author's signature evocative prose and careful characterization. Instead, scheming Prince John has a new task for the weary Crusaders; they are to escort two young women on a pilgrimage to Rome, a journey that will take them through the perilous Alps, controlled by bands of brigands. Hubert must engage in a trial by combat to save Edmund's life. But the group must battle their pursuers sent by Prince John of England as they try to protect their charge, who reveals that she can also fight. Returning home to England, the group encounters political upheaval and treachery while Hubert ponders his life and duties. And once in Rome, even greater hazards await.
This stirring, violent tale of life in the Middle Ages is replete with details of food, garments, armor and battle, bringing to life the adventures and tribulations of the Crusaders. James Guide to Young Adult Writers, 2nd edition, St. Instead, scheming Prince John has a new task for the weary Crusaders; they are to escort two young women on a pilgrimage to Rome, a journey that will take them through the perilous Alps, controlled by bands of brigands. Was Thiel culpable in the death of the king? They accompany her on a dangerous voyage across Rome, whose streets are filled with outlaws. However, their dangerous journey across the Alps is compounded by the men Prince John sends to kill them, as well as by murderous bandits--and further dangers await in Rome, where it is Edmund's turn to fight a joust. It focuses on the Crusades as Cadnum tells the tale of the young Edmund, who is made to serve as a knight's squire.
Library Journal, July, 1993, A. Back on board again, their ship sinks just offshore from Italy, and they lose all their treasure. Edmund and Herbert, newly made knights, return to England expectingto revel in the pleasure of being home. Moore, review of Skyscape, p. Meanwhile, the two squires are knighted by Prince John, who wants to make them his vassals.
Their ship is chased by Saracen galleys, and shortly the returning Crusaders are in a fight for their lives at sea. My son, however, had a hard time with the lingo and quite often told me he didn't know what was going on. Jennifer seeks attention, and for a while her plan works as police investigate a serial rapist and Jennifer is in the news. While In a Dark Wood—a twist on the tale told from the view of the beleaguered Sheriff of Nottingham—is likewise written for the middle school set, Cadnum reached out to an even younger audience with a 1997 picture book, The Lost and Found House. Bonnie, a talented diver at her private high school, is faced with the twin traumas of a concussion that threatens her Olympic dreams and the revelation that her attorney father is arrested for fraud.
A werewolf drama unfolds, complete with midnight rages and even an encounter with a female of the species. The rousing opening scene is a joust to the death between Hubert and a knight, for the chance to save Edmund's life, as he has been accused of theft. Library Journal critic Robert C. About The Dragon Throne Edmund and Herbert, newly made knights, return to England expecting to revel in the pleasure of being home. Hubert wins, of course, but in the melee that follows, a scholar is badly injured. Kliatt, March, 2002, Paula Rohrlick, review of The Book of the Lion, p. In the sequel to The Book of the Lion, titled The Leopard Sword, Cadnum continues the adventures of squires Hubert and Edmund as they attend to the knights Nigel and Sir Rannulf.
However, the book actually begins in Panama, introducing eighteen-year-old William Dwinelle, who is traveling in the company of his friend, Ben Pomeroy, as he follows a route through the jungle along with a number of men hunting treasure, risking his health through exposure to cholera, as well as to bandits, all with the intention of tracking down Ezra, the man who deserted his friend Elizabeth back in Philadelphia. We had to stop frequently for me to define words for him. Edmund and Herbert, newly made knights, return to England expecting to revel in the pleasure of being home. There Prince John is trying to take over the throne and Edmund is in danger of arrest and execution. The story follows Thomas's coming of age as he fights battles and treats the sick and wounded on the ship. He is a former Creative Writing Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts.