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Ronan Truelove barely survived his first encounter with his father and the Bend Sinister. Now, he’s determined to become one of the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect thirty-six pure souls crucial to the world’s survival.
Eager to prove he’s got what it takes, Ronan is sent on his first mission with his friends Greta and Sammy to visit a weird-sounding school and take a series of tests called the Glass Gauntlet. Paper and pencils and nerdy scholarship—where’s the life-or-death challenge in that?
But the Glass Gauntlet is actually something much more dangerous: head-to-head competitions against ruthless opponents. Nothing and no one are what they seem. Who can he trust, and who will kill him? Ronan has to figure it out fast because his enemies are multiplying, and soon he will have to pass the ultimate test: facing his father again and standing up to those who threaten not only him and his friends but also the world.
Hardcover, Paperback & e-book 272 pages
Published 18 August 2015 by Two Lions/Amazon
The mark of a great fantasy adventure is it keeps you guessing as to what happens next. THE GLASS GAUNTLET has all of that and more.
Greg Pattridge, Always in the Middle (gpattridge.com)
There is always a fear when going into the second book of a series.... This book surpassed all my expectations by miles.... I love this series and where it's headed. I highly recommend this book.... I can't wait to gets on my hands on the next one.
Emily Ann Walsh, Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover (dontjudgeread.blogspot.com)
Just like the first book, this sequel brims with edge-of-your-seat action.... The characters truly feel their age, and their desire to prove their selves is clear. The dialogue is full of humorous quips.... [and] he plot takes several new twists, and readers might find themselves shocked on more than one occasion.
Samantha Randolph, YA Books Central (yabookscentral.com)