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A Prince of Earth

(The Histories of Earth #2)

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Second book of The Histories of Earth.

If Timothy Hayfield had known the mysterious secrets his grandmother had kept quiet all these years, and if he'd known the peril that would await him during a seemingly average summer's holiday in Mayfield, then he might have stayed behind.

But who can tell what simple decisions may lead to grand adventures? In the undiscovered corner
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 2013 by Globe Light Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kay
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I think this is a definite improvement over the 1st book, and I liked the first one (which I had won from Goodreads, by the way). After winning the 1st (I gave it 3 stars), the author, Steven J Carroll, was kind enough to send me the next 3 when I had written to him that I was starting a library for my then 2-1/2 year old great grandson.

This book #2, A Prince of Earth, continues the story with Timothy Hayfield's arrival at Wolcott Manor, the old house on the grounds of the "Mayfield School for G
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I liked reading this book a bit more than the previous one. It still did have a few asides in, but not quite as much as the first book. And I felt the storyline was expanded a bit more than the first one.

There was a lot about this book that made me think of the Chronicles of Narnia, but that didn't mean I enjoyed this any less.

It was good to see more of the characters from the first book
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Lauren Stoolfire
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, fantasy
I won a copy of this through the Goodreads First Reads Program.

If Timothy Hayfield knew what kinds of secrets his grandmother, Mattie, had been keeping from him, and the danger and adventure waiting for him during what he thought was going to be a regular summer vacation in Mayfield, then he might have stayed behind.

Who knew what kind of decisions could lead to adventures in the unknown parts of his family's estate. He quickly learns that worlds, kings, and battles hang in the balance if only he
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Betsy
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I was a Goodreads First Reads winner of A Prince of Earth, receiving both Books 1 and 2 of The Histories of Earth series from Steven J Carroll, the author. (The first book, In The Window Room, was sent to provide the background for the second book, A Prince of Earth.) The first part of A Prince of Earth built out new characters in the familiar & charming English countryside setting. However, nothing was typical about the adventures our young hero, Timothy Hayfield, and his new friend, Barbara Ch ...more
BeenBunz
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great sequel to the first installment!!! As captivating and enchanting as ever. Didn't even want to put it down!!! Definitely a guilty pleasure for grown-ups wanting to read a light novel that transports them back to their childhood days. A place for every grown-up kid with bits of Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter mixed in. When is Book 3 coming out.. can't wait!!! ...more
Lisa
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
** In compliance with FTC guidelines, I disclose that I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.**

*Note: after reading #3, I've gone back and amended (read upgraded) my ratings of Books 1 & 2 to reflect the series as a whole and discount the grammar error and typos

I was fortunate enough to win the entire 4-book series from Carroll, for which I am grateful!

3.5 stars here--better than the first, but perhaps that can be attributed to the fact that I read it shortly after finishing
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Wendy
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
"A Prince of Earth" the second in "The Histories of Earth" series by Steven J. Carroll which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is an exciting adventure where three light travellers are flung into the heart of a war on Gleomu. It begins with Timothy Hayfield's visit to his grandmother at Greyford House on the grounds of the Mayfield School for Girls. Although Tim is resistant to the summer holiday, it is anything but boring when he, a new friend Barbara Cholley and his grandmother Matilde (Hardy) ...more
Lacey
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another one sent through the giveaways and I'm glad the author did this so then I don't have to wait to continue the journey. Very well written! ...more
Vermicious Knids
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
The second book of the series, it is still as beautifully written as the first. I found the writing improved from the first book as the adventure story was fleshed out a bit. I was sadly dismayed to see, that the original characters from the first book, are now all grown up and I feel a bit jilted about being left out.

I had some difficulty liking the characters in this book, with the exception of Barbara’s story and character. I found Timothy to be a bit of a tiresome little toady at times, th
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Hannah Woupio
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm going to start off by saying that I got this In a Goodreads Firstreads giveaway, just so I don't forget. Also, the amazing author sent me the first book in the series as well, even though it wasn't part of the giveaway! (I had it marked to-read, and in my 'Books I want' shelf) Anyway, to the book! The STORY, well, the story was fantastic! Magical, and whimsical, and everything. Better than the first one, even though it's mostly new characters and all that. (Also, you do need to read the firs ...more
Heather
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
This is a goodreads first-reads win!

This is the second book in The Histories of Earth series. This book is well written and the characters and story are more developed then those of the first book. I enjoyed the author's commentaries even though I thought they took away from the story several times.

This story continues from the first, but Matilde and Delaney are now old women. Matilde's grandson, Timothy and his friend Barbara are the two children who enter the world of Gleomu, this time. Matil
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Jessica Escober
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads.
The book was a really great improvement from the first one. It was very detailed, and there was a lot of action, which I liked. The plot was very interesting, and diverse. Overall, I really liked this book. This book is about Matilde's grandson Timothy, and his later to be friend, Barbara. Matilde ends up telling them about Gleomu, and they go along with her to king Corwan's celebration. They also meet Delany, King Corwan's wife. Little they
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Andrea
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book free through Goodreads first reads.

After enjoying part one of the histories of earth, I took a little break from it, but now have completed reading part two 'A Prince of Earth'. This book is considerably longer than the first one, but I think I enjoyed this one more than the first part. The book carries on the adventure, and like the first one, it is a good clean, not too scary read to give to an older child/teen.
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Andrea Chairez
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this book in the first readers giveaway. Along with this book, I also received the first book in the series.
I enjoyed both books. I think "A Prince on Earth" is a great book for young readers and will be passing it on to my children to read.
I think the author did amazing job in telling the story and keeping you entertained.
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Glen
Feb 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

A couple of kids go to another world and have some pretty decent adventures, encountering Giants and a Dragon, and a mad scientist.

Pretty exciting. My only caveat is that this world seems a bit generic.



Marielle
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved the adventure
Heather
Feb 09, 2015 marked it as to-finish-later
First reads winner!
Lori
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fine English fairy tale. The writer draws the imagination in. Clear wording and explanations. Creative and knowlegde giving.
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Hi, I'm Steven J. Carroll, a writer of fiction for young adults and pre-teens. I've also been an indie songwriter for many years, which was what honed my interests for writing.

My newest release is book two in a Young Adult, Sci-fi/Dystopian series called CITY OF WORDS. This novel follows the action-packed, suspense-filled journey of Alpha, as he tries to find a way to survive under th
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Other books in the series

The Histories of Earth (4 books)
  • In the Window Room (The Histories of Earth, #1)
  • All the Worlds of Men (The Histories of Earth, #3)
  • Worlds Unending (The Histories of Earth, #4)

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