Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WoW: Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. She has a linky widget at her site each week for your post and to make it easy to find posts by other people.

The purpose of the meme is to spotlight books that we are eagerly anticipating. It is fun to take a look at what others are waiting for. I have noticed that it has expanded my wishlist though. Be warned!
Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut will be released on March 12. I am eager to read Darby's first middle grade title. Here is the description:
Finn (not bleedin' Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in a suburban neighborhood under the demanding tutelage of the Knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendents of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandán, a breed of goblin-like creatures.

Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandán, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn's survival. Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of "fighting Irish."
I am a big fan of Darby's YA books and think this one sounds excellent too.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Kathy, for the shout out! :-)

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  2. Nice! Haven't heard of this one yet!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I have to say you picked out an interesting book for this week. Hope you enjoy it! Here is my WoW for this week!

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