Black Lightning

Black Lightning

by K.S. Jones


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Life moves on — no matter what...

Following his father’s puzzling disappearance and his mother’s death, ten-year-old Samuel Baker goes through the motions of living in a world turned upside down. He wears an Apache talisman, a long ago gift from his father, in hopes its promise of strength and guidance is true. But what he truly wants is the power to bring his parents back.

Heartless Aunt Janis is elated at the prospect of becoming Samuel’s legal guardian. She is sure an orphan boy will elicit such an outpouring of public sympathy that her husband will win his Senate bid by a landslide. But when Grandpa Tate arrives, things don’t go as expected, especially when black lightning strikes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987976113
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Karen (K.S.) Jones grew up in California, but now lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country northwest of San Antonio with her husband, Richard, and their dogs Jack Black, Libby Loo, and Red Bleu. Black Lightning is her first middle-grade novel. She credits her love of fantasy to the early influences of authors J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells. Her award-winning first novel, Shadow of the Hawk, a Young Adult Historical, released in 2015.

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Black Lightning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PatriciaReding More than 1 year ago
In Black Lightning, by K.S. Jones, readers meet Samuel, whose mother was recently killed in a car accident. Because Samuel’s father disappeared some time ago, the boy is deemed an orphan. Although his mother intends for him to live with his grandfather, Samuel’s uncle’s wife has different plans for the boy. All this leads to Samuel’s running away and eventually ending up in another world where surprises and challenges await him. When Samuel experiences a test of faith in himself, he learns not to give up on his dreams—even when others have told him that something is impossible. Few things make me happier than to find a great read for a middle-grader. The reason should be obvious: there are so few of them. Yes, at times one stumbles upon a good story. But rarely does one stumble across a great story that is also well told, and therefore, appropriate for recommending to middle-grade readers. I was delighted to find just such a thing with Black Lighting. In it, K.S. Jones provides her readers with a suggested and intriguing connection to the Native-American culture. Best of all, the story, which is told as a fantasy of sorts, includes elements with an almost sci-fi bent. If you’re looking for something for your middle-grade reader, check out this Literary Classics award winner, Black Lightning.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Black Lightning by K S Jones Black Lightning is the second book from this new and exciting published author the idea came from an experience in the Sonoran Desert where the author saw Black lightning pierce the sky and strike the ground. She wondered what the significance of this stranger than life fiction could be. This thought experiment has become the center of a great story about love and hope, and overcoming the impossible. The premise is based on the idea that missing people may have a supernatural reason for their abruptly truncated lives. A supernatural reason for all those missing person stories could not only give hope to the characters in the book but the reader as well. The book is a great book to add to your YA section of your library, allowing a strong male character to give inspiration to young readers. Samuel is a young boy faced with accepting the crushing loss of both his parents. Orphaned at a young age he was brought to Arizona to live with his estranged Grandfather. It was a rough start in a new chapter in Samuel’s life. In Arizona Samuel finds the connections he was missing with his long departed and missing father. His father had mysteriously disappeared years before. Just when Samuel thought he could find a place with his Grandfather, his Aunt and Uncle arrived with plans of their own, using their orphaned nephew as a political ploy to gain electoral favor. This is only the beginning of the story, the reader must explore farther to see how this conflict is resolved. I invite you to read this wonderful story yourselves and explore the supernatural world of Black Lightning.