Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the AmandÃn, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn’s survival. Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of “fighting Irish.”
You’ve read and loved Spencer Hill Press’ YA books. Now Spencer Hill Press would like to introduce you to a book for your sons, daughters, younger siblings, friends, students and other Midgrade Readers. Finn Finnegan is an adventure story that will grip even reluctant readers with goblins, cool weapons, realistic parent/child relationships and subtle themes of responsibility, friendship and racism. Action and complex characters make it a great read for grownups, too. (Go on and try to tell me that Finn’s teacher, Gideon, doesn’t win you over.)
I’ll be posting my review of Darby’s new book as soon as possible. I’ve been charmed by her characters and shared her work with some of the younger readers in my family.
the saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folks.
Elise Fallson says
This sounds like a great read! Off to add it on my tbr list. Congratulations Darby.
Leslie S. Rose says
The Irish in me is jumping up and down clapping my hands. Finn Finnegan is just plain fun to say. I can't wait to read it.
This sounds like a a great story. Thanks so much for sharing it! I can't wait to read your review. The giveaway is so exciting! Thanks so much!
Ramona the Pest and the other Ramona books are the first books I remember loving. 🙂
Beverly Stowe McClure says
Whether you're Irish or not you must read Finn Finnegan. Once you do you'll be counting the months till the next book comes out. I love Finn. His mentor's pretty neat too. 🙂
LM Preston says
Oh this sounds exciting!!!
Bish Denham says
I haven't read her books, but they sound great. As for Irish… I'm married to a half Irish, is that enough? Oh… did I tell you he's also half polish? I tell people he get's mad and doesn't no why. 😀
I haven't read any of her books yet, but I do like the concept.
Lisa Gail Green says
First – I love that quote!!!!
Okay, I'm certainly intrigued by this book! Awesome cover too, btw.
S.K. Anthony says
Sounds like a good read! 😉
we do love us anything Irish!
Elizabeth Seckman says
The series looks good. Loving the Irish feel of the blog today. Feels warm on a cold winter day!
Congrats to Darby. The cover intrigues me. I love the eyes being forefront and the guy in the back.
Lexa Cain says
Congrats to Darby on her wonderful book and her impressive Middle School! I wish her lots and lots of success. 🙂
(You may want to change "now" to "know" in the Al Capp quote. *wink*)
Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author says
I love the use of alliteration. Spencer Hill has some amazing authors in its stable.
C. Lee McKenzie says
I'm very late in doing anything book related today! So sorry. Great to see all of you here to support Darby!
Jemi Fraser says
Sounds like a great story! The name makes me think of Mr. Dressup (fantastic Canadian kids show that was on forever!) Thanks fro the tip and the chance 🙂
Darby Karchut says
Thanks, everyone, for all the warm wishes! 🙂
Natalie Aguirre says
Sounds like a great book. I'd be interested in entering. And good luck Darby with your book.
M. J. Joachim says
Luck o' the Irish, with some corned beef and cabbage as the main course. Ah yes, I remember learning about the Trinity the very same way, and then teaching my catechism classes and kids the same thing too. Thanks for the Irish wish. Right back at you, on that score!
Darby Karchut says
Thanks, Lee, for hosting me today! It's all pretty exciting! Loved your touch of "Irish!"
Al Diaz says
My best to Darby and her book!
Barbara Watson says
I haven't read her books! This sounds excellent. Thanks for the feature.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
SA Larsenッ says
Hee….I received my copy of Finn last week!! Love the voice. Just awesome. Darby is such a sweetheart. 🙂