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. ...more

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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.
Average rating: 3.55 · 155 ratings · 86 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book Knights

3.69 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Eon's Door

3.31 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Free novel and study unit for grades 7 and 8!

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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The Book Knights by J.G. McKenney
"Good Arthurian

I am picky on which legends of King Arthur I like. Too many authors take the names and throw them at whatever story they want to tell. This is not one of them

The story is well-crafted and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was all I cou" Read more of this review »
The Book Knights by J.G. McKenney
"Loved this book so much. So different from everything I have been reading.

Arti is a girl who can read whose parents were arrested for owing and reading books. So the story starts off with her fleeing her house as it burns. Anyone who is found to have" Read more of this review »
The Book Knights by J.G. McKenney
"I received a complimentary ARC copy of The Book Knights by J.G. McKenney from NetGalley and Victory Editing NetGalley Co-Op.

…a wonderfully unique plotline, compelling characters and an interesting and terrifying (reading and books are outlawed *shudd" Read more of this review »
" Teachers and parents can get a free pdf copy of my fantasy adventure, EON’S DOOR, along with a free comprehensive study unit for the book at www.jgmck ...more "
" Teachers and parents can get a free pdf copy of my fantasy adventure, EON’S DOOR, along with a free comprehensive study unit for the book at www.jgmck ...more "
" Teachers and parents can get a free pdf copy of my fantasy adventure, EON’S DOOR, along with a free comprehensive study unit for the book at www.jgmck ...more "
" Knights wield words as weapons, librarians are wizards, and books can change the future. My modern, gender-swapped, dystopian spin on the legend of Ki ...more "
" Knights wield words as weapons, librarians are wizards, and books can change the future. My modern, gender-swapped, dystopian spin on the legend of Ki ...more "
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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”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Any good librarian knows the reader doesn't choose the book, the book chooses the reader.”
J.G. McKenney, The Book Knights

“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.”
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

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