Prince Andy and the Misfitsby Karen Gammons
Andy thought he was just an average sixteen-year-old kid... But one day his world is completely turned upside down as he learns the unbelievable truth of his identity: he is the prince of a faraway kingdom called Filligrim in the Valley of the Misfits-a magical place where pixies, elves, wizards, and dragons are just as likely to be inhabitants as humans. He was brought to this world following his birth-the only way to keep him from being murdered by his evil malicious grandfather. Sounding more like a fairytale than reality, Andy at first thinks he must be dreaming. But then his aunt Gladdy reveals even more astonishing news: his mother, the Queen of the Misfits, is in trouble; she's been captured by goblins, and it's up to Andy to rescue her. Still in shock, he makes a decision that will forever alter life as he's known it. He will return to Filligrim and, with the help of six heroic Misfits, will embark on a mission to save the kingdom from the clutches of evil. In Prince Andy and the Misfits: Shadow Man, Andy encounters one adventure after another as he works to uncover a traitor, rescue the queen from goblins, retrieve a stone of immense power, and solve the mystery surrounding the Shadow Man-the sinister mastermind behind it all. And perhaps most importantly, he must ultimately discover if he has the heart to become a true prince.
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In Prince Andy and the Misfits: Shadow Man, Karen does a wonderfully picturesque job of making her readers feel that they themselves have been transported to another land. I found myself enthralled with the characters be it the elves, goblins, or myriad of others who show up throughout the story. While set in far away lands, there are some tried and true messages like good over evil, having a good heart, and most importantly that it is okay to be different...(just like the Misfits themselves); it's definitely what's on the inside that counts. This is a greatly developed story that will leave you wanting more! Author of My Hero, My Ding Lisa Tortorello
Prince Andy and the Misfits: Shadow Man is an imaginative tale of a 16 year old who finds out he's not just a regular boy, but a prince from a far away land. He leaves his normal life behind and replaces it with one adventure after another while trying to save his mother, the queen. This fairytale is filled with all the wonderful creatures that children love: elves, unicorns, goblins trolls, dragons, and even newly created ones. The description of the characters will draw you in and keep you wanting to read more. Children of all ages will find themselves choosing a favorite character. Mine was Snollygob; and I loved the creative way the author had him eat. What kids hasn't wished to be a prince or princess or wanted to meet mythical creatures. This story will appeal to both girls and boys from 4th grade on up. It is a book they won't want to put down. They will be asking for the sequel as soon as they are done with the first book. I also think it would make a great class read along for teachers and could lead to many different writing lessons for the class. Review by Judi Chesshir - Author of "My Finny Fin Fin" & Teacher
As I was reading "Prince Andy and the Misfits: Shadow Man" by Karen Gammons, I thought to myself that I was reading a fairytale with attitude! An all American, baseball loving sixteen-year-old boy finds out that the woman he thought was his mother is actually an elf from a different world. While she lives in our world, she looks like a normal human woman. That's not all; it is revealed to him that he is born of royalty in this other world. It is a fantastic place filled with magic, wizards, fairies, goblins, elves, giants, dragons, and a host of other strange creatures. Andy and his foster mother are recalled to Filligrim because it is on the brink of war. The queen of the Misfits, Andy's mother, has been taken, and as heir to the throne, Andy is recalled home and given the task of finding out who is behind this traitorous act. In this first installment of the series, Andy must learn his way around his new reality, get a handle on how things work in his birth world, try to understand how he fits in, earn the respect and trust of the people, and try to fulfill his responsibility of discovering the identity of the enemy within. It's a pretty tall order for a sixteen-year-old American kid. Will he be up to the task? The book is heavy on political intrigue, sleuthing, and builds to a rousing battle and a cliffhanger ending. The book is well written. Even though it is geared to the junior and teen audience, adults who read fantasy will find this book an enjoyable read. Steve Groll author ~ "Beyond the Dead Forest"
Karen Gammons creates amazing imagery making you feel like you're taking journeys with the characters. She develops the characters in a way that readers can connect with and even relate to them. Prince Andy and the Misfits: Shadow Man chronicles Andy's journey of self-discovery as he develops courage and loyalty to save his mother and to eventually become the prince of Filligrim. Also, this book contains various exciting adventures, a mystery, and a surprise twist. All of which leave readers in great anticipation for the arrival of Gammons's next book.