Quest Kids And The Dragon Pants Of Gold Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the QUEST KIDS AND THE DRAGON PANTS OF GOLD by Mark Leiknes Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Mark Leiknes

Pub. Date: September 13, 2022

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 336

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, TBD,

Comics artist Mark Leiknes delivers a laugh-out-loud story set in a fantastic world of dragons, rock creatures, and golden loungewear.

 The Quest Kids are ready for their first real quest. This time, they won’t oversleep, they won’t be put off by a little rain, and they won’t accidentally burn down the village that hired them. All they have to do is find the Golden-Fleeced Rage Beast, shave it, and make a really nice golden tracksuit to appease a furious dragon. Simple, right?
Meet the Quest Kids crew: Gil, a wizard (well, wizard in training . . . the beard isn’t his); Terra, a 700-year-old elf kid; Boulder, a rock troll who is more of a cook than a fighter; Ash, a flatulent pig-dog-maybe-lizard hybrid; and, Ned, the intrepid and overly optimistic leader with his own personal quest to find his missing parents. With humor, magic, mystery, and at least one acid swamp filled with skeletal alligators, Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold is a richly illustrated saga of fantasy friendship for readers from all kingdoms! 


“Young readers dipping their toes into fantasy realms will find plenty to enjoy here….The illustrations bounce along as quickly as the text, making this a bubbly read, one that quickly grabs attention and doesn’t require much hand-holding…. A rip-roaring good time.” — Kirkus Reviews


My Review


This right here is why I love middle grade books!! It was so much fun to read and to top it off there's illustrations throughout to give you a totally immersible experience. Dragons and magical journeys, you can't go wrong. Full of witty material that will appeal to all ages. I love the friendships and the family they formed together. The story is fun and doesn't miss a beat. I am so happy to have had the chance to read this. I'll definitely be checking out the next book in the series!

Huge thanks to Rockstar Book Tours & Union Square Kids for my gifted copy!


About Mark Leiknes:

Mark Leiknes lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and three kids. He produced a nationally syndicated comic strip for eight years and now he writes and illustrates books that he hopes his kids will enjoy. And most times they do!


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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of QUEST KIDS AND THE DRAGON PANTS OF GOLD, US Only.

Ends September 20th, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:



IG Review


One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post


Ya Books Central

Guest Post


The Bookwyrm’s Den





Week Two:


Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog

Review/IG Post


Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post



IG Review/Read Part of Book Out Loud


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post



IG Review


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