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Diane | 9687 comments Post any books set in Tennessee here.

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Jack King (JackKing) | 17 comments (YA time travel adventure story between 1802 frontier eastern Tennessee and modern day Knoxville)

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Jack King (JackKing) | 17 comments Hi, my name is Jack King. I'm a member and an author of a YA time travel adventure novel that takes the reader from Knoxville TN to Washington DC to Baltimore MD to central TN to northwest FL to northern LA to New Orleans and back to Knoxville!

Time Rider Red Attack by Jack KingTime Rider Red Attack

"The intrepid time-traveler TJ Cockrell is back! But this time it’s to rescue his girlfriend, Samantha. Sam’s been blasted into the past by the green book. All around her she sees people stampeding in terror. A White House across the way looks like a shell of the famous building she’s seen on TV, internet, and magazines. What the devil’s going on?

Samantha is catapulted into a fantastical journey. Meanwhile, TJ discovers Sam’s been sent into time. But where? When? Trusting the green book, TJ is hurled back, too. Yet Sam’s nowhere to be found! His own adventure lands him a prisoner of war in Spanish Florida, a captive participant in a bloody attack on a U.S. fort, a member of Jean Lafitte’s pirate crew, and a day watchman for a New Orleans jailhouse.

Meanwhile, TJ’s dad arrives home. Finding both Tege and Sam gone into the past, he must go after them. The chase is on! He lands as a soldier in General Carroll’s militia in Tennessee, who’ll face intense fighting at the center of Jackson’s line in the Battle of New Orleans!

Three travelers. Twisted trails. Will they crisscross before the climactic clash?"

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Jack King (JackKing) | 17 comments Hi, my name is Jack King. I'm a member and author of a YA time travel novel that takes place in Knoxville and throughout the eastern part of the state of TN.

Time Rider Wildertrek by Jack KingTime Rider Wildertrek

"TJ's an ordinary fourteen year old kid with extraordinary problems at home and school. Broken family from his parents' bitter divorce, evil bullies attacking him almost every afternoon, failing grades when he's really a smart kid, boring classes, snobby girls, mean teachers, being cut from basketball tryouts, and few friends. Yes, life is rough for TJ Cockrell.

Then a mysterious green book inexplicably throws TJ into the past. And not just any past, but the untamed forbidding forests of 1802 eastern Tennessee. With savage Indians, wild beasts, bloodthirsty robbers, backwoods ruffians, strange characters galore, and rugged log cabin living. Yup, it's definitely not present day Knoxville Tennessee anymore.

TJ thought his present life was bad news, but his adventures have just begun. Along the way, he fights off killer beasts, bandits and braves, meets the cocky teen-aged David Crockett, gains a world of assurance in himself, finds his first real love, and is befriended by a fantastic frontier family who really has it together.

TJ returns to the present a changed young man; emboldened, forthright, and shrewd. He'll need all of his new-found strengths, though, to set things right in his messed up real world!"


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