Middle-schoolers Gregory Guest and Yolanda Torres don't expect to use their strange lenses to return to the King Arthur story. But when their friend from that other world goes missing, they're afraid he will accidentally destroy their own reality. When the Taker and the Keeper travel back through the eerie tunnel, they find themselves in a completely unexpected story and a reality full of new dangers. A fire-breathing dragon seems determined to devour them, and Morgan le Fay is up to no good again. Even worse, according to the famous story, their friend Merlin will die a mysterious death. Must they allow that to happen exactly as foretold? This time, their adventures include an unexpected trek into the hazardous historical reality behind the Arthur stories. They face danger in both history and legend!
“A fascinating tale with elements of Camelot woven into a modern mix of science fiction and fantasy.… Will appeal to tweens because of the fantastical elements, and may even learn a thing or two about how legends come to be.”
Lisa Barker at Biblioreads
Author notes and excerpt: chironbooks.com/Wim&Pat_Red_Monocle_series
The Death of the Good Wizard is the second book in the highly-praised Red Monocle series. (You don’t have to read them in order!)
RED MONOCLE—An adventure series about the importance of stories.
Middle schoolers Gregory Guest and Yolanda Torres face monsters, magic, and personal challenges when they follow an eerie passageway into lands of myth and legend. In their struggle against a mighty evil, they make surprising discoveries about themselves.
International award-winner: "Children's Book Series" category of the 2011 International Book Awards
Red Monocle 1: The Taker and the Keeper is also available as an ebook
Aided by their eccentric science teacher and a magical red monocle, Gregory and Yolanda travel into the King Arthur story to save their real world from a legendary threat.
Red Monocle 3: The Invisible Foe (2012) introduces the African trickster Anansi, who first unleashed stories into the world. In further Red Monocle books young readers will delight in more great myths and legends.
“Three cheers and a heads up for the talented authors of the RED MONOCLE series!”
Midwest Book Review