About Assassin of TruthsTitle: Assassin of Truths
Series: Library Jumpers #3
Author: Brenda Drake
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Target Audience: Young Adult
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The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.
And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.
Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.
The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.
The most magical time of my life was spending it with my Irish grandmother. She was such an eccentric woman. She’d sing quirky songs, use fun Irish sayings, and tell stories. Many of them were filled with leprechauns, fairies, and other mythical creatures from Irish folklore.
Visits with my grandparents in Massachusetts was the highlight of my young life. I was the youngest of the girls and my sister and our cousin would ditch me often. Lonely, I would sit on the floor beside my grandparents’ bookcase. It was filled with books from my mother’s childhood. I’d read while my grandmother sat in her chair, feet resting on an ottoman, doing a crossword puzzle from the daily newspaper.
On one such day, I asked her how people wrote books. She said a good book comes from a great storyteller. I’d asked her if she knew any stories and she said she did. She told me several stories that day. Her voice changed with each character and her facial expressions were animated. I had so much fun listening to her. All her stories were mystical, full of magic and shenanigans. I remember bits of them, but I wish we had recorded them.
After a while, my grandmother, apparently getting tired of telling me stories, told me that she thought I had many stories in me and that I should write them down. I grabbed a notebook and wrote a very short and horrible story about a bunny rabbit who lost his carrots. In the end, a leprechaun had stolen them because he was hungry after carrying a very heavy pot of gold around all the time. My grandmother said it was the best story she had ever heard. That is how she had formed my love for storytelling and writing books with a bend toward the fantastical.
Encouraging a child’s imagination can lead him or her to follow their dreams. Is there someone in your life that inspired you to read or write?
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