Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter by Frank L Cole

I knew Frank Cole's name from his books, Hashbrown Winters. I had gotten them for my son and I wanted to get the next Hashbrown Winters book for him at an Authorpalooza. I saw the cover of this new book and I was instantly interested. I couldn't get it at the time but I was happy to see Frank at another signing and I made sure to get my hands on it then. 

Here is the synopsis:

Amber never dreamed her archaeology class would turn into a top secret mission that would take her across the globe, but when her teacher goes missing, Amber realizes it's up to her to protect the Hidden Scepter or risk unleashing an ancient power too terrifying to imagine. 

I enjoyed the book from the beginning. The characters were fun to meet and get to know. I automatically thought that Amber and Joseph would get together at the end, only to find that there would be twists and turns I didn't expect. I was quite thrilled! Trendon was my least favorite character at first because of his sarcasm and laziness but I grew fond of him and liked him by the end. Amber was smart and I loved her photographic memory, where she could go back and find clues in different places she had originally looked past.

I was very interested in the places they visited and the description allowed me to go there in my mind. I wanted to travel to visit those places! The story was intense and the bad guys were truly bad. Overall it was a very fun story and great for kids. I can't wait to have my son read it because I know its a book he will enjoy.

You can purchase Frank's book here: www.amazon.com

You can find his website here: http://www.franklcole.com/