Dawn of the Knight: The Lance Rock Chronicles Volume 1.

Dawn of the Knight: The Lance Rock Chronicles Volume 1.

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by Robert L. Beck
     
 

One honorable young man can make all the difference.

In this thrilling and suspenseful action/romance novel, a fatherless Canadian high school boy, Lance Rock, has been raised and trained by the United States government’s former top operative. For his senior year, Lance decides to travel to California in the hope of finding a girlfriend as well as

Overview

One honorable young man can make all the difference.

In this thrilling and suspenseful action/romance novel, a fatherless Canadian high school boy, Lance Rock, has been raised and trained by the United States government’s former top operative. For his senior year, Lance decides to travel to California in the hope of finding a girlfriend as well as freedom from his regimented life. Once there, he inadvertently ends up in the home of a mother and her two teenage daughters. He is forced to use his skills to defend them and himself from the woman’s ex-husband—a crime lord who has been terrorizing the family for over a decade!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044417724
Publisher:
Robert L. Beck
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Series:
Lance Rock Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
409,312
File size:
374 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

I’m a huge fan of cool, operative/secret agent type characters having grown up watching James Bond, Derek Flint, The Wild, Wild West, The Avengers, The Man from Uncle, and more recently, Jason Bourne and Alex Rider. When I was younger, I had read a 1960’s young adult teen spy series titled, “Chris Cool/Teen Agent,” by Jack Lancer, and I loved it. That series only lasted six books and I decided that if I would ever write a book/series it would involve an “operative” type teenage character. Since I’m originally from Canada, I made the protagonist Canadian as well. Being a romantic at heart, I also knew I wanted the book to contain a romantic element as a major part of the story-line. Finally, I didn't want my protagonist working for a government agency. I thought; what would happen if you put a teenage boy with operative type skills in a high school setting? The result is this series. You can contact me on my FB page here:https://www.facebook.com/RobertLBeckauthor.

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Dawn of the Knight: The Lance Rock Chronicles Volume 1. 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish i had a man like lance rock i absoutly love this book and it is not a short story 592 pages i love this book and i will cerntly read it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!!! It had alot of action and romance and it would make a fantastic movie!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really really great. I loved the way Lance can kick some but. I would like to know if there will be more to this story. I wont to know now it all ends. So to the authur please finsh this story. Thank you if you do. I will read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To my awesome fans. Yes there will be a sequel to this book and it will be out sometime in 2014.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would recommend this book to my friends. Hope to read more of lance, Shannon, A.J., and Stacy.
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Loved the book lance is so innocent and honorable yet ka love it!!!!!
Liz_Winn More than 1 year ago
Lance Rock, a Canadian teen, has been home-schooled since he was a child&mdash;but the education he has received is far from ordinary. Scott, his mentor of 12 years, is a former CIA operative. He has trained his young pupil in a broad range of subjects, such as multiple languages, computer hacking, and martial arts. But at 18, Lance is tired of his &ldquo;training&rdquo; and eager to live a &ldquo;normal&rdquo; life like his public school friends. He breaks off his training&shy;&shy;&shy;&mdash;and his relationship with his mentor&mdash;to travel to a high school in California as a foreign exchange student. Here, he meets his host family, Stacy Muller, a single mother, and her two teenaged daughters, Shannon and A.J. There&rsquo;s also an assortment of new classmates, including Reina, a sultry female exchange student from Japan. Once lodged with the Mullers, however, he quickly comes to realize that this semester will be far from the &ldquo;fun&rdquo; he was seeking. His new school happens to be crawling with bullies (most of them from the football team). He also discovers that his host family is being terrorized by a group of mystery men&mdash;and Stacy, his host-mother, wants to keep their predicament under wraps! How will Lance, former homeschooled student, face up to the social protocol of public high school? And who is the gang tormenting his beloved host family? Beck&rsquo;s novel traces Lance&rsquo;s high school experience, from taking on the high school goons, to defending his host family&rsquo;s household from sadistic strangers.<br /> <br /> To be honest, I really wasn&rsquo;t quite sure what to think about the story. I wasn&rsquo;t sure if the author was poking fun at the martial arts genre, or writing a serious story. Some of Lance&rsquo;s good-guy gestures are so grandiose as to be borderline satirical. After he frees the student body from the tyranny of the football team, the rejoicing he describes that follows is equal only to &ldquo;Moses free[ing] the Hebrew slaves from Egyptian bondage&hellip;&rdquo; (164). Then there&rsquo;s Reina, Lance&rsquo;s classmate, who also specializes in martial arts and affectionately refers to him as &ldquo;Lance-san&rdquo; and &ldquo;Samurai-san.&rdquo; However, these complaints aside, I actually found the novel to be rather fun in a mindless, corny sort of way. So, my verdict? An entertaining read, but far from serious literature. Recommended for Ages 16-18.
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This book read too much like a biography. I got bored in the second chapter.