I’m beyond excited to be taking part in The Secret Of The Sword Book Tour, hosted by Storytellers On Tour. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
The Secret of the Sword
The Grandfather Chronicles (#1)
By Sean R. Bell
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Published: August 19th, 2021
Hardcover ~ Paperback ~ Kindle
An ancient bloodline. A powerful enemy. A hidden sword with the power to save or destroy the Earth.
Ian Dekker is a twenty-five-year-old filmmaker and hockey fanatic living a happy life in Toronto, but little does he know his destiny is about to change forever. The arrival of a mysterious letter from his deceased grandfather draws him back to his home city of Montreal, to his grandfather’s old house, where he follows clues that lead him to an astonishing truth. Ian is a descendant of the Pendragons: the family who, in the Middle Ages, established a vast empire in Western Europe, giving rising to legendary figures such as the High King Uther, whose mentor was none other than the great wizard Merlin. However, as Ian learns, King Uther had a jealous sibling named Morgana, who, after living in her brother’s shadow, turned to darkness in order to gain power and exact her revenge. Merlin and Uther managed to trap Morgana inside the sword Excalibur—but now, centuries later, she is on the brink of escaping her magical prison with the help of loyal followers.
This is where Ian comes in. Just like his grandfather before him, Ian must harness his magic and inner strength in order to keep evil at bay. Armed with only his grandfather’s journal, myth comes to life, and Ian is swept into an adventure that takes him across the world and between realms—from light into shadow—as he accepts his destiny. By his side is his childhood friend, Kate, as well as his mother, Lynn, who both help him navigate the mysterious waters of his family history. Ian’s courage and strength are tested as he searches for answers, meeting cruel enemies along the way who use trickery and possession in order to pursue Ian in his quest. In this story, good and evil have the same destination, and only the legacy of a grandson—fuelled by his grandfather’s love and trust—can save the world from complete destruction.
An amazing start to a series by debut author Sean Bell. We follow along Ian who recently lost his grandfather and is having a hard time with it. He isolates himself for a while before deciding to go back to Montreal due to a mysterious letter from his grandfather to him. We are then looking at two different times which the author has done beautifully. Can Ian follow in his grandfather’s footsteps in the ultimate fight between good and evil?
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the story is written. The pacing is smooth and steady, you need to keep turning those pages as you are engrossed in the story. The characters are likable and relatable. I thought the plot was a fresh take on an old tale. I found myself fully immersed in the story and couldn’t put it down! Can’t wait to see what comes next!
About The Author
Sean Bell is a Canadian author. Growing up, his creativity and interests were encouraged by the loving relationship he shared with his grandfather. An avid reader, he has long been fascinated by epic narratives, fantasy literature, Arthurian legends, and powerful villains. Combined, these influences led to the writing of his first book, The Secret of the Sword, which is part of his forthcoming series, The Grandfather Chronicles. His imagination and dedication to nurturing family values has helped Sean in creating a world filled with magic that readers of all ages will relate to. He currently resides in St. Catharines, Ontario, with his dog Rocky.
Prize: The Secret of the Sword by Sean R. Bell – International
Grand Prize: A Signed Hardcover Copy
Runner-Up: A Signed Paperback Copy
Starts: December 12th, 2021 at 12:00am EST
Ends: December 19th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
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Huge thanks to Storytellers On Tour as well as Sean for my gifted copy! Click on one of these links below to find out more or to purchase the book!
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