My rating: 4 of 5 stars
S.C.A.R.S is a fantasy story for children in their early teens. Gavin and Roly are quiet lads who are the victims of bullies at school. Gavin enjoys the tales of King Arthur and medieval style heroes.
One night he hears a voice calling and following the voice, he finds himself in a strange land where others call him Gawain and he is a knight. He rides off with a group called the Host of Red to try to defeat an evil enemy. But the enemy is strong and only Gawain is left after the battle. He reaches King Bercivorn who tells him of a quest he must go on to save the people of Unor.
Each night Gavin slips from his world to the next as his adventure as Gawain takes him onwards to find a weapon to defeat the enemy. Each day he returns to his world as Gavin. This is a tale of friendship and strength when the world about you is full of evil.
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Dragons, knights and a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of the universe into a fantasy medieval world …
Gavin is an ordinary boy with problems like everyone else, when he finds himself in an extraordinary situation and facing the fight of his life. People are calling him Gawain and sending him on a medieval quest. How has he found himself on a horse when he has never ridden one before? How come he has a sword in his hand and terrifying creatures bearing down upon him? He seems to have slipped through into another universe. But can he win the battle of Good against Evil, and can he save the land of Unor ̶ and more importantly, can he save himself?
PLEASE NOTE: This is a children’s novel.
About Julia Ibbotson
Julia Ibbotson is an author and academic, and lives in the middle of the English countryside in a renovated Victorian rectory with her husband, an orchard, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. Her four children are now grown up and she has four grandchildren. She was a school teacher for many years, teaching English and Drama, and trying to get kids to read lots and to write stories. She especially enjoyed reading out to her classes books that she loved herself. Then she became a senior university lecturer, researcher and writer. She loves travelling, choral singing, walking, sailing and swimming.
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Thank you, Rosie Amber, for a lovely review to kick off my book tour! BTW, I love your website!
Thank you very much, we certainly love all things books here. I hope you enjoy being a part of it in the future too.
Loved this review. I’m sure this book will appeal to lots of kids.
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Thank you so much, Noelle and theowllady!
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