Champion's Quest: The Die of Destiny by Frank L. Cole ~ Book Review

August 3, 2021


About the Book

Book: Champion's Quest: The Die of Destiny
Author: Frank L. Cole
Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Fantasy
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: August 3, 2021

Opportunity will always be within reach for those clever enough to claim it.

Lucas Silver's life is about to change. He thinks it's because he's made plans to escape from his foster home and make his way to New York, but then he and some unlikely friends find Hob and Bogie's Curiosity Shoppe and agree to play a game of Champion's Quest. 

When the four kids walk out the front door of the Curiosity Shoppe, they immediately discover they're no longer in West Virginia, but transported into the game and a wild fantasy world of dangerous goblins, brutish ogres, and a power witch. 

They must work together as a team, overcome their real-world weaknesses, and believe in themselves and each other if they are to outwit, outplay, and survive their foes in this ultimate quest to defeat a treacherous monster. 

My Thoughts

If you have followed me for a while you know I am always on the hunt for good books for my kids. We love to read but there is so much junk out there I have to filter everything before it comes to their hands. I was so glad to encounter this book.  This book was full of adventure, perseverance, friendship and so much more! It keeps you engaged throughout. If you enjoy the game Dungeons and Dragons then you will relate a whole lot more to it than I did but that being said I thought it was a very good book. It will definitely appeal to your middle school kids. 

I know that after reading it I will be sharing it with my boys. I'm still not sure if I will use it as a read-aloud during our homeschool morning time or put in my older son's independent reading basket for him to read solo and then we can discuss. 

This was my first book by this author and I will definitely look for more. His imagination is incredible and truly transports you to a different world as you are reading it. Overall I thought it was a good book and I recommend it if you have kids that enjoy fantasy books!

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really Liked it!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Shadow Mountain. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Frank L. Cole was born into a family of southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Some of his favorite stories involve ghosts and Bigfoot. Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range. The Die of Destiny is Frank's thirteenth published book. 

He's an active promoter of reading and using imagination and has presented to more than 250 schools nationwide. As part of his research for Champion's Quest, he has acquired hundreds of role-playing campaign modules and loves immersing himself in those worlds. 

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