Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Keeper of the Black Stones by P.T. McHugh #Book Tour ~ #Review

Title: Keeper of the Black Stones
Author: P.T. McHugh
Age Range: 10 and up
Paperback: 369 pages
Publisher: Glass House Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981676804
ISBN-13: 978-0981676807

Jason Evans, a shy, introverted high school freshman, thought that his mundane life was all there was – girls, golf, physics, and the occasional bully. Until he found out about the secrets his grandfather had been keeping from him … a set of stones that allowed them to jump through time … a maniacal madman who used the stones to shape history to his liking … and Jason’s role as one of the few people in the world who could stop that man.
Against impossible odds, a fourteen-year-old boy must take up his legacy, learn everything he needs to know within one short day, and travel helter skelter into the Middle Ages, to join Henry VII’s fight against Richard III, end the Dark Ages, and stop the man who now holds his grandfather captive. In this romp through history, Jason and his friends must race against time to accomplish not one, but two missions.
Save his grandfather.
And save the world.


I never thought anything exciting would happen to me. The sky was blue, the football jocks were arrogant, and my best friend was absolutely crazy. To be honest, my life was a little boring. Until things, well, changed.

And then suddenly, I was meeting Anne Frank before she wrote her diary. Consulting with Churchill on political doctrine. Crossing the Potomacwith Washington. I even shined Napoleon’s shoes in the streets of Charleroi, once, though it’s not a story I like to tell. I’ve been in too many places to name, and done things I never thought I would do. All in the name of saving history, and saving the world we call home.

I realize that these boasts won’t be taken seriously, but I must remind you that at one time the earth was flat, the atom unbreakable. And the thought of reaching the moon was just as ridiculous as the idea of jumping through time. 

I know, because I was there.
My name is Jason Evans. I’m ten days shy of my fifteenth birthday, and this is my story…

About the Author:

PT McHugh didn’t start out as a storyteller. He was, however, born into a family of that encouraged imagination. He became a fan of history in school and then went to college to become a construction engineer, to build a world of straight lines, angles, and equations.
He was just as surprised as everyone else when he realized that he believed in magic, and might just know the secret of how to jump through time. Since then, he’s been researching the possibility and learning everything he can about history. Just in case the opportunity arises.
PT was born and raised in New Hampshire and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Bob, daring to dream of alternate worlds and cheering for his beloved New England Patriots.

His latest book is the YA fantasy/time travel, Keeper of the Stones.

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This book was written very well, and had a great time-travel concept that I enjoyed. I did have a few times that the history was on the boring side, but I am not into history, so that is more it being me, than boring for others, lol. I didn't connect with the main character very well personally, mainly because he is a 14 year old boy, so I can see now this book is written for very young teens, or older children, like 10 or so.

That being said, it’s a very interesting story that I think will capture the attention of the younger generation for sure. So my review is going to go more for how I see the story for kids, and not for myself personally.

So for any parents out there looking for a great story for their older children or young teens then this is a book you should pick up for them. I would if my child was of that age for sure.

So for the age group its meant for, and the great writing, and awesome story, I give this 5 stars out of 5 for that. Not my personal favorite, but great for the younger crowd for sure. I do highly recommend it for sure.

I was provided this book for my honest review from the author.

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