Carter Roy The Blood Guard

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The Blood Guard

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When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove’s seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too?

His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure—thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive.

Now all those after-school activities—gymnastics, judo, survival training—she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure—dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he’s never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom’s last words of advice: Trust no one.

That’s a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan’s not ordinary at all.

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Carter Roy has painted houses and worked on construction sites; waited tables and driven delivery trucks; been a stage hand for rock bands and a videographer on a cruise ship; worked as a line cook in a kitchen, a projectionist in a movie theater, and a rhetoric teacher at a university. He has been a reference librarian and a bookseller, edited hundreds of books for major publishers, and written award-winning short stories for adult readers that have appeared in a half-dozen journals and anthologies. But this is the first time he’s written a novel. He lives in New York City.

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“Roy’s first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Roy’s first book hits the ground running and doesn’t let up until the end, and his writing is up to the job.” —Booklist

“Breathless action, witty dialogue, and unabashed fun...” —Publishers Weekly

“This is an adventurous tale with a bit of magic and mystery that will thrill middle grade readers.” —The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

“THE BLOOD GUARD sure gets off to a great start.” —Common Sense Media

“This is an action-packed book you never want to put down..” —Denver Post

“This action packed thrill ride will hold the interest of readers young and old to the very last page.” —Monsters and Critics

“Hits the ground running and doesn’t let up until it’s dragged you, gasping and astonished and delighted, over the finish line. Bound to get any kid who owns a flashlight in big trouble for reading under the covers well past bedtime.” —Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher and My Teacher Is an Alien

“Wildly intense and deviously funny, The Blood Guard has real heart as well as characters you’ll fall in love with. This is cool stuff, very cool stuff.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of BZRK and the Gone series

“Packed with breathless adventure, sword fighting, heartless betrayal, and car chases – but what I loved best about this book is that amidst all the fun it’s also pure of heart. I enjoyed The Blood Guard tremendously and cannot wait to read the sequel!” —Sarah Prineas, author of the Magic Thief series

“The kind of witty, fleet-footed, swashbuckling adventure my twelve-year-old self would have gobbled up. Sure to be a hit with middle-grade adventure fans!” —Bruce Hale, author of the Chet Gecko Mysteries and A School for S.P.I.E.S.: Playing with Fire

“I love everything about this thrilling novel—its humor, its action, and especially Greta Sustermann. She is smart, sassy, vulnerable, and completely kicks butt. I can't wait to read the next book.” —Kathryn Littlewood, author of Bliss and A Dash of Magic

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