Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Memes: Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut. I received an autographed copy from the author. Here is the description:
For Finn MacCullen, it's time to Irish up.

With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. "Come along, ye manky beasties," he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. "I've a wee point to share with ye!" Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. "Faugh a ballagh!" "The Spear!" Goblin voices screeched in panic. "The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan!"

"Yeah, you got that right!" Finn yelled back.

When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.
Screaming bored out of his mind, thirteen-year-old Finn MacCullen blew a long sigh as he wandered around the clearing in the woods.
Friday 56:
His feet slipping on the grass, tried to wrench free. He snarled through gritted teeth as he pulled against the master's iron grip on his hand. The world turned crimson as the warp spasm squeezed him. 
This middle grade fantasy is the sequel to Finn Finnegan.


  1. This sounds like a great action story. I like the dialect in the synopsis--enough to add flavor but not so much that it was hard to decipher.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: THE MERMAIDS SINGING.

  2. Haven't read Finn Finnegan, but it did put that old song in my head, 'Finnegan begin again'. :-)

    Happy weekend!

  3. Sounds like he is about to have a great adventure.

  4. Are you featuring Irish stories this month? :D

    A warp spasm sounds painful and no fun at all….

    Linking from Freda's Voice,
    Ricki Jill


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