Come on an adventure with this motley crew... The Die of Destiny by Frank L. Cole (Review) #5starread #middlegrade #fantasybooks #champtionsquest @ShadowMountn @franklcole

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The Die of Destiny
(Champion's Quest #1)
By Frank L. Cole
Middle Grade Fantasy
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
August 3, 2021 by Shadow Mountain


Opportunity will always be within reach for those clever enough to claim it.

Lucas Silver’s life is about to change. He thinks it’s because he’s made plans to escape from his foster home and make his way to New York, but then he and some unlikely friends find Hob and Bogie’s Curiosity Shoppe and agree to play a game of Champion’s Quest.

When the four kids walk out the front door of the Curiosity Shoppe, they immediately discover they’re no longer in West Virginia, but transported into the game and a wild fantasy world of dangerous goblins, brutish ogres, and a powerful witch.

They must work together as a team, overcome their real-world weaknesses, and believe in themselves and each other if they are to outwit, outplay, and survive their foes in this ultimate quest to defeat a treacherous monster.

Advanced Praise

The Die of Destiny may be one of my favorite reads of the year. I was hooked from page one. With adventure, humor, friendship, and courage, readers will love this middle grade fantasy! By the end, my only question, was ‘Where’s the next book?’”

Jennifer Nielsen, New York Times best-selling author

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My Review

THE DIE OF DESTINY is a fantastic start to this new middle grade fantasy series! Readers will fall in love with this motley crew of characters as they inadvertently join a quest that will test them all, but also forge strong friendships. An absolute delight to read! 

I loved this author's last series, but I have to say that this new one has so much going for it! The characters were all unique and relatable. It was easy to empathize with them, but especially Lucas. I liked the whole adventure and I think it's especially ideal for readers who enjoy quests in video games or who have gotten into D&D. It was just a rollicking good time, even when things didn't go so well.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This is definitely a book that is engaging from start to finish. Perfect for upper grade school, middle grade and young adult readers. Highly recommended!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host/NetGalley, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Book Trailer

About the Author

FRANK L. COLE was born into a family of southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Some of his favorite stories involve ghosts and Bigfoot. Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range. The Die of Destiny is Frank’s thirteenth published book.

He’s an active promoter of reading and using imagination and has presented to more than 250 schools nationwide. As part of his research for Champion’s Quest, he has acquired hundreds of role-playing campaign modules and loves immersing himself in those worlds.

Photo Credit: Heather Palmer Photography

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