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And the Children Shall Lead

And the Children Shall Lead

Native Americans Kai and Dakota join the crusade, carrying the hopes of their people that the movement will better the lives of Indian children. Lance heads to The White House, the halls of Congress and beyond in his quest to change the prevailing opinion that children are proper... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780990306368
Barcode 9780990306368
Published 22 September 2014 by Michael J. Bowler
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Bowler, Michael J.
Series Lance Chronicles (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9780990306368
ISBN-10 0990306364
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Michael J. Bowler
Imprint Michael J. Bowler
Publication Date 22 September 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd ed.
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Bowler, Michael J.
Series Lance Chronicles (part: 4)
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 435g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The campaign to save California's children was only the beginning. Now King Arthur and his Round Table of teenaged knights set their sights on fixing something even bigger - the entire country. How? By targeting America's most sacred document - The Constitution. Native American teens Kai and Dakota, despite harboring secrets of their own, join the team, and swear undying loyalty to Lance. They carry the hope of their people that the crusade will better the lives of Indian children, who are the most neglected by government. This new campaign will take the young people to The White House, the halls of Congress, and beyond in their quest to change the prevailing opinion that children are property, rather than human beings in their own right. But an unseen nemesis stalks Lance and Arthur, and ratchets up the attacks on New Camelot, promising to kill them and destroy all that the king has put in place. Lance, Ricky, Kai, and Dakota become the enemy's favorite targets, and barely escape with their lives on more than one occasion. Who is this mysterious stalker, and what is the motive for these attacks? Lance has no idea, especially since he's never intentionally hurt anyone. You were right, little boy, death is coming for you, but slowly, and only after it takes out the people you love. That chilling promise haunts Lance, but also strengthens his determination to protect the people he loves at all costs. Or die trying. The Knight Cycle continues...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Its plot didn't stop running and had some amazingly emotion-filled action scenes. These scenes, in addition to others, made it easy to identify with each of the characters. It is remarkable how Michael J. Bowler is able to bring out the humanity in each of his characters, making them that much more believable. The Lance Chronicles remains a tremendously exciting and thoroughly thought-provoking series for teens and adults alike. --17-Year-Old Jotaf for LitPick Profound love--that of friends and brothers and sons and romantic partners--infiltrates this contemporary and mystical adventure series, that I once likened to an action-filled motion picture. And this constant presence of the characters' selfless devotion to others is why the fourth novel of the series, And the Children Shall Lead, touches me so deeply and will stay with me for years to come. - Mia Kerick And The Children Shall Lead is as wild a ride as its series predecessors. Included are plenty of action, mystery, adventure, and even some US History. I highly recommend And the Children Shall Lead to all readers, to those who enjoy witnessing the thrill of the chase, human rights activism at work, and skillfully devised, witty slang-packed repartee amid courtly formality. - Kristen The myth of King Arthur was always fascinating, but experiencing how he saw modern society and his determination to help today's youth definitely altered my perspective on how our laws effect their lives. Arthur's acceptance and understanding helped all the knights overcome their pasts to create a brighter future for everyone. Watching Lance's growth from a homeless child to the strong, confident young man he became who brought hope to so many was inspiring. - Teresa at Fallen Angel Reviews This superb continuation of Lance's story had me riveted as more than a few hours of sleep were lost as I had to continue reading to figure out what happens next. Wonderful writing, amazing characters who are distinct, unique individuals, well-laid out settings, heart-pounding action that makes sense, and a call out to society to stop messing up in how children are handled.. ..this book has it all! - Elnora Romness

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Author's Bio

Michael J. Bowler is an award-winning author of seven novels--A Boy and His Dragon, A Matter of Time (Silver Medalist from Reader's Favorite), and The Knight Cycle, comprised of five books: Children of the Knight (Gold Award Winner in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards), Running Through A Dark Place, There Is No Fear, And The Children Shall Lead, and Once Upon A Time In America. His horror screenplay, Healer, was a Semi-Finalist, and his urban fantasy script, Like A Hero, was a Finalist in the Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. He grew up in San Rafael, California, and majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University. He went on to earn a master's in film production from Loyola Marymount University, a teaching credential in English from LMU, and another master's in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several ultra-low-budget horror films, including Fatal Images, Club Dead, and Things II, the reviews of which are much more fun than the actual movies. He taught high school in Hawthorne, California for twenty-five years, both in general education and to students with learning disabilities, in subjects ranging from English and Strength Training to Algebra, Biology, and Yearbook. He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to eight different boys with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a thirty-year volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, something that is sorely lacking in this state. He has been honored as Probation Volunteer of the Year, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, California Big Brother of the Year, and 2000 National Big Brother of the Year. The National honor allowed he and three of his Little Brothers to visit the White House and meet the president in the Oval Office. He is currently at work on a horror/suspense novel based on his screenplay, Healer. You can find him at: www.michaeljbowler.com FB: michaeljbowlerauthor Twitter: BradleyWallaceM Blog: www.sirlancesays.wordpress.com tumblr: http: //michaeljbowler.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http: //www.pinterest.com/michaelbowler/pins/ Instagram: StuntShark

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