Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Review and Giveaway - The Canticle Kingdom

The Canticle Kingdom It seemed like ages since Kate's father went off to war, and she is eager to thank him for the beautiful German music box he sent for her birthday. But when it starts playing a strange, new melody and Kate vanishes into thin air, Captain Edison is willing to do anything to rescue his little girl. When the Canticle Kingdom is attacked and the queen falls deathly ill, Johann, a young blacksmith's apprentice, learns a terrible secret - the kingdom is contained entirely within a music box in another world.. With the help pf his friends, Johann races to bring aid from that other world in an effort to stop the dark power that threatens to destroy them all. Enter a beautiful world full of magic, danger, loyalty, and bravery in The Canticle Kingdom, and discover that even the most ordinary objects and people might be hiding something truly wonderful inside.
My Review: I read this book aloud to my 11yo. My son's only complaint about the book was that I didn't have enough time to read so he read ahead then I had to play catch up. We really enjoyed this story. I was amazed by the imagination of the author. The plot wove and twisted with different stories that all tied up neatly at the end. The author did a fabulous job of keeping me guessing without confusing me (I blame my slowness on the Mommy brain).
I would definitely recommend this book to middle-grade through adult readers. I can't wait to read the sequel.
You can visit Michael's website here and learn more about him and his writing.
Win your free copy of The Canticle Kingdom:
Must be a follower of this blog to enter:
1 entry - leave a comment on this post
1 entry - follow Michael's blog
2 entries - share the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook
4 entries - share the giveaway on your blog
Contest ends June 16, 2010
Open to residents of the United States.


  1. Sounds like such a wonderful book!!!

    I follow Michael's blog.

  2. I'd love to read this book. Please enter me.

  3. Deinitely one I have been wanting to read :)

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  4. Wow, sounds like a great book! I'd love to enter. Thanks!

  5. I have been wanting to read this book! It sounds great!

  6. i'm interested...thanks for the chance to read this book :)

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful book and I love the cover. Would love to win it.

    Cindy W.


  8. Sounds like a great book I would love to read it. I am a follower of your blog as well as Michael's blog. I also put a link on my blog about this giveaway. Blessings Brenda kittycrochettwo@msn.com

  9. Thanks for the entries, my friends. Michael is also doing a fun summer reading program, here's the info - http://camicheckettsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-reading-fun.html

  10. I already follow your blog. I did become a follower of Michael's blog and I did leave a comment on my blog page about the contest. I can hardly wait to read the book.

  11. Thanks for the chance at this wonderful book!
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  12. I follow Micheal's blog
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  13. I follow your blog and would love to win this book. Sounds very intriguing,

    Cait Braxton

  14. Thanks again for the entries. I'll choose a winner and let you know soon.

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