Monday, June 1, 2015

The Hunter Awakens by J. R. Roper (The Morus Chronicles #1)

The Hunter Awakens
by J.R. Roper

My rating: 5 stars

Publication date: 7/1/2014
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781939769688
Genre: YA Fantasy - Ages 10 - 18
Print Length: 330 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
When thirteen-year-old Ethan Morus is forced to stay on his grandparents' old farm, he expects to find weathered barns, rusty tools, and a creaky house in need of fresh paint. What he doesn’t expect is to hear a legend placing his family at the center of an ancient treasure hunt. Or find burial chambers protected by poltergeists, or a secret lair guarded by an ancient beast. And least of all, Ethan doesn’t suspect that powerful sorcerers are watching his every move.

They've found Ethan and believe he is from a line of treasure hunters who possess a rare instinct to locate powerful artifacts. Whether he has the instinct or not, Ethan is faced with a choice—search the Morus property and find what they want or lose yet another family member.

The Hunter Awakens by J. R. Roper

A great adventure, an incredible fantasy come to life and the daring of one young boy and his pesky sister as they race against evil to save both the world and the ones they love. What started out as time to be spent with his grandparents on their farm becomes a hunt for a powerful and ancient artifact that could change the balance of power between good and evil and Ethan soon discovers he is from a long and proud line of treasure hunters who have rubbed elbows with sorcerers, mythical beasts and both light and dark magic. Ethan must decide who to trust, who to believe and who to fear, will he make the right choices or will he find that going with his gut and his heart is the right path to follow?

J.R. Roper’s The Hunter Awakens is children’s fantasy and adventure at its finest. Fast paced, full of over the top events, just like the scenarios kids make up playing outdoors when they become the super hero, super sleuth and the only one able to overcome all odds to save the day. Descriptive scenes will charm you, some characters range from quirky to sweet to free-spirited. Others are vile, deceitful and bone-chilling in both their actions and personalities. Mr. Roper does not shy away from some of life’s most heartbreaking moments, but he uses them as a way to round out an already amazing tale.

If you are looking for something to stave off this summer’s “boring” moments, The Hunter Awakens would be a great choice to keep kids reading throughout the summer months or any time! (And do NOT be afraid to read it, yourself, go ahead, be a kid again!)

I received this copy from J. R. Roper in exchange for my honest review.

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