Book Review: Guinevere At the Dawn Of Legend

When presented with the opportunity to read Book 2 in the Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers I was excited. We home school so I used it for our my 7th graders reading class. Guinevere At the Dawn of Legend is geared towards middle school children or ages -12 so it was perfect for my 11 yr old son.

Book Review: Guinevere At the Dawn Of Legend

Excerpt

His one desire…To be a knight.

His future queen…At times reckless.

Best friends…Bound by Friendship and Loyalty.

When their adventure turns deadly & dangerous, Guinevere & Cedwyn find themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle.

Not only are they in danger, but so are the kids of Cadbury Castle.

Renegades–foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess–steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves. Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to rescue the children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more danger.

As the plan quickly unravels, Cedwyn chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight into reality.

Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make the ultimate sacrifice?

My Thoughts

I absolutely enjoyed reading this with my son. When I realized it was the second in the series I was worried we may have missed vital information. However in the very beginning there is a recap of sorts so you have the information you need from the previous novel.

Some of the choices the main characters made were not what I would have done but on the other hand my son thought they did good. This lead to god discussion and I was able to use some as writing prompts for him. The book also opened up the discussion for Merlin and King Arthur so this lead to a lesson on that. It is a book of adventure and good overcoming evil. The end is a little open ended but this left my son wanting to read the next one.

The story was fast paced in that it seemed to go from one situation to the next but it did not overwhelm. My son and I both have short attention spans and the book was crafted in a way that it kept both our attention without over doing.

About The Author

Cheryl Carpinello is an author, retired high school English teacher, and Colorado native. Book Review: Guinevere At the Dawn Of Legend  Since retiring from teaching, she’s been able to devote her time to writing and traveling. Although she may be away from teaching, she is still a teacher at heart and especially enjoys meeting with kids and talking with them about reading and writing. Cheryl hopes through her books she can inspire young readers and reader’s young-at-heart to read more.

 

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October 15th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Be sure to stop by the launch day post for Cheryl Carpinello’s blog tour for her book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend where we interview the author and you have the chance to win a copy of the book. http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com

October 16th @ Write Like Crazy

You’ll go nuts today over at Mary Jo Campbell’s blog where author Cheryl Carpinello talks about finding stories within stories as you write. Also you can enter to win a copy of the book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend. https://www.writelikecrazy.com/

October 19th @ Lori’s Reading Corner

Visit Lori’s blog where you can read Cheryl Carpinello’s post about where her search for the Legend of King Arthur has taken her. http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com/

October 19th @ Jill Sheets Blog

Visit Jill’s blog today where Cheryl Carpinello talks about the continuing popularity of the King Arthur Legend. https://jillsheets.blogspot.com/

October 19th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

You’ll want to stock up your bookshelf once you visit by Veronica’s blog, where she reviews Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend by Cheryl Carpinello. https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/

October 20th @ A New Look on Books

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October 23rd @ A Day in the Life of a Mom

Stop by Ashley’s blog where she shares Cheryl’s guest post about do boys respond to reading and writing differently than girls? And what should parents do about that? https://adayinthelifeofmom.com/

October 25th @ A Day in the Life of a Mom

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October 29th @ A Storybook World

Journey to today’s blog post where Deirdra shares Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post about how the author’s years as an educator led her to writing Tales & Legends, (or why the author writes Tales & Legends for Reluctant Reader). http://www.astorybookworld.com/

November 1st @ Look to the Western Sky

Make sure you look to Margo’s blog today where she interviews the author Cheryl Carpinello, author of the Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend. http://margoldill.com/

November 2nd @ Author Anthony Avina Blog

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November 3rd @ The World of My Imagination

Stop by Nicole’s blog where she shares her thoughts on Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend. theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com

November 4th @ Author Anthony Avina Blog

Stop by Anthony’s blog today where you can read author Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post about whether it is really necessary for kids today to read the classics such as stories and plays from Ancient Greece, Rome and Shakespeare. https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

November 5th @ Coffee with Lacey

Grab a cup of your favorite brew, and join us at Lacey’s blog where Cheryl Carpinello talks about the definition of reading and what medium qualifies as actual reading. https://coffeewithlacey.wordpress.com/

November 7th @ Choices

Visit Madeline Sharples’ blog where she shares Cheryl Carpinello’s blog post about building characters that young readers bond with and how the author uses a combination of traits from my students over the years. http://madelinesharples.com/

November 8th @ Fiona Ingram’s Blog

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November 9th @ For the Hook of a Book

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November 10th @ Chatty Patty’s Place

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November 11th @ Bri’s Book Nook

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November 18th @ David Chuka Blog

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13 Comments

  1. October 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I have a short attention span too. That is why I am very critical about the books I choose and also the fact that I never give up on books even if they don’t hold my attention. I strive through it until then, and all the way hating and grudging through it. Great review!

    • November 8, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thank your for taking the time to stop by. I invite you to stop by my website and take a look at my other books,particularly my Egyptian stories.

  2. DJ Sakata
    October 31, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Glad it worked for you both.

  3. November 1, 2018 / 12:30 am

    This sounds like a good book for my eldest grandson.

    • November 8, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      This is a good one for boys, Tasha. It is really Cedwyn’s story. Another one would be The King’s Ransom, book 1 of my Young Knights of the Round Table. I encourage you to stop by my website. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. November 2, 2018 / 7:17 am

    I can see this being a favorite amongst my oldest children. Great review.

    • November 8, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Cia. I encourage you to see my other books at my website.

  5. November 3, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Great review, I’m glad that both you and your son were able to enjoy this book together. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  6. November 8, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review “Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend’ and for hosting us.

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