J.G. McKenney

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For EON'S DOOR, J.G. (John) McKenney received the 2012 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award, and was also a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. THE BOOK KNIGHTS, an exciting new Arthurian fantasy adventure, is available now.

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J.G. McKenney A dystopian YA fantasy entitled The Book Knights. The Legend of King Arthur meets Fahrenheit 451, with a female protagonist on a quest like no other.
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The Book Knights

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To help out grade 7 and 8 Language Arts teachers looking for resources to share with their students during the Covid-19 pandemic, I'm giving away free copies of my fantasy adventure, Eon's Door, and a comprehensive study unit for the novel. Just visit my website to download the book and unit. Stay safe. We're all in this together. 
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J.G. McKenney and 3 other people liked Lydia's review of The Book Knights:
The Book Knights by J.G. McKenney
"The book is my shield. The pen is my sword. The ink is my blood.

WOW! What a great read! And immensely captivating, to say the least!

In a world where reading is forbidden, Arti and the new friends she gathers through fate and Merl's help, will try the" Read more of this review »
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"Received through GoodReads First Reads for reviewing - thank you.

Really enjoyed this. A different take on the Arthurian Tales in the modern world but with corresponding characters. "
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"I truly enjoyed McKenney's reimagining of the Arthurian mythos. I cannot wait for my 12 yo. son to read this! I loved the shift in protecting a kingdom is down not to swords and shields, but books, and words, and pens! This book will reinforce so man" Read more of this review »
" Alyson wrote: "I read a lot of fantasy. What makes your book different from other fantasy books?

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“We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul”
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