Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OLDENGLEN BY ROBIN MASON & MICHAEL MASON - REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY

 

Oldenglen
by Robin Mason and Michael Mason

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GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy

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BLURB:

The last thing twelve-year-old Jax wanted was to leave his city life in England for a remote and rugged corner of Oregon―but he hasn’t had any say in the matter.

Although Jax hates it there, he is drawn by the deep woods, as if something or someone is pulling him in. The more he explores, the more he senses the presence of a hidden magic. Joined by Sarah, the granddaughter of the land’s owner, he begins to unravel the secrets of the glen.

But when invaders threaten the wildwood and its inhabitants, Jax and Sarah―and a most unusual army―must prepare for war.

Great peril has come to Oldenglen, but who and what must Jax and Sarah confront in the battle to save it?




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EXCERPT

Jackson Wolfe was cranky. It had been a long flight, a bus trip before that, and a taxi ride even before that. Now, far away from England, where he had lived all twelve years of his life—an ocean and a continent away—he was having a bad day. He was hunkered down in the back seat of a battered old car, a black cap perched at an angle atop his head. The long lock of fair hair that draped over his eyes did not entirely hide his fine features, now marred by a dark scowl.

“The new house and grounds are wicked, really different, Jax,” said his father, who had met Jackson and his mother at the airport. “You’ll love it, mate,” he added hopefully as they drove away from the airport. Returning to southwestern Oregon in the United States, the land of his birth, after spending most of his life in England, Mr. Wolfe had flown ahead of them by a few weeks so he could start his new job and find a house for them. Father and son looked alike, both slim and of middle height, although while Jackson was blond, his father was dark-haired. “It’s all a lot bigger than what we’ve been used to.”

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MY REVIEW

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"Oldenglen" it's simply marvelous.
I know that this book is for 8-12 years old, but it's so beautiful written that no matter what age you have, you'll love it.
The narration it's outstanding, the plot flows at a steady pace, the Authors have created a rich story, full of magic, details, with amazing characters, very funny dialogues (my preferred ones are between Jax and his Father) and using a realistic, and painful, topic like the advance of "progress" into wildlife.
Overall the story is, like I already said, marvelous, I wish I had a kid because this will make a great bed time story.
5 magical stars.
Highly Recommended for EVERYONE.

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Robin Mason
Robin is the younger son of Michael Mason, co-author of OLDENGLEN. He was born in England and has lived in Zimbabwe (which was called Rhodesia then) and Canada.

The story behind OLDENGLEN came from the time the family was renting a large estate in British Columbia, Canada, many years ago. As a young boy, Robin grew up with the written word. Michael, a professor of English, would read to him every night, including such works as the Narnia books, the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

OLDENGLEN is the result of that beginning, and the first book in the series known as "The Oldenglen Chronicles". LONE WOLF will be published in early 2016.

Robin is an attorney. He has been married to his wife, Angelina, for nearly twenty-five years and they are blessed with three children. The glen dwells deep in Robin; their home is in a twelve-acre forest, which they share with many four-legged and winged inhabitants.

Michael Mason
Michael was born in 1924 in England, which makes him 91-years-old. The son of an employee of a grand estate in England, as a boy Michael had room to roam.

Graduating from the University of London, and after completing a stint in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, he began his lifelong career of teaching, in schools and universities in England, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Canada. He holds an MA and PhD in English Literature.

Oldenglen is Michael’s first novel. He is also a published poet and playwright and contributor of articles to quarterly publications.

Michael is married to Muriel and they will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in March, 2016. He is blessed with two sons, four granddaughters, three grandsons and one newly-arrived great granddaughter.

Authors and Book Website:http://www.oldenglen.com   

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GIVEAWAY
Robin Mason and Michael Mason will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner.


30 comments:

  1. What a fun book for youngsters.

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    1. Hi, MomJane! It's also fun for older people!! Thanks for stopping by

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  2. On behalf of my father and myself, thank you very much for hosting Oldenglen, Julia. We appreciate your generous words and rating.

    Thus begins the series known as The Oldenglen Chronicles. The next book, Lone Wolf, is due out on March 1st. Book three, Rogue Wolf, will be out before the end of the year.

    Thanks again.

    Robin (Mason)

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    1. Hi, Robin & Michael!
      Thanks for letting me be part of your Blog Tour, I absolutely love "Oldenglen". Congrats to both!!!

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    1. Hi, DanieX! Thanks for stopping by, good luck!

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  4. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Really enjoyed the excerpt, certainly an inspiring bio! ;D

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    1. Hi, Enrique!! Glad you liked!! Thanks for your comment, good luck.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  7. Thank you, everyone, for stopping by, and thanks again to Julia for hosting us. We hope you and your loved ones will be able to read Oldenglen, and the series which it ushers in. And we hope you will join us again if Julia will invite us back.

    Best of 2016,

    Robin (Mason)

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    1. I'd love to have you again!!! Can't wait for Book #2!!!

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  8. This sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing! Awesome cover!

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  10. The glowing review piques my interest!

    --Trix

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    1. There are more reviews and other information on our website, http://www.oldenglen.com/.

      Robin

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  11. I love the book cover, so cool!!!!

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  12. Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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  13. I really enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait to read more. Thank you.

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  14. Loved the excerpt, thank you for sharing!!

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