Cassie Pennington always knew she was different. But her keen senses, high intelligence, and ability to talk to animals are easier to hide than the pointed ears that she develops on her tenth birthday. She learns that she is descended from a special group of people who are as much in danger as they are gifted – the Brenwyds. Her father, a history professor specializing in the time of King Arthur, recognizes the strength of Cassie’s gifts and the potential for her destiny – both of which put Cassie at risk. So, he begins to train her to protect herself from Brenwyd enemies. But no amount of training can prepare Cassie for the adventure that she is thrown into when a mysterious organization kidnaps her parents – though their greater mission, spurred by an ancient prophecy, was to capture Cassie herself. Narrowly evading them, she sets out for Glastonbury, England on a quest to rescue her parents – with the help of her two best friends, a suspicious new acquaintance named William, and Cassie’s beloved entourage of horses and other animals. Along the way she begins to discover hidden truths about her own identity, as William makes some discoveries of his own about the meaning of grace and the God he thought he knew. Finding Truth is the first book in the Brenwyd Legacy, an epic trilogy about the role of believers in the unseen battle between good and evil.
About the Author
Rosemary Groux is a talented young author with a passion for reading, riding, history and all things King Arthur. She began writing the Brenwyd Legacy trilogy at the age of 14, and finished drafting its third book two years later. She has a heart for animal welfare and has written for Horse Country Saddlery and The Highland Herald. She desires to inspire faith through her writing, and lives with her family on a horse farm in Broad Run, VA.
Meg Syverud is a freelance illustrator/graphic/web designer. She was born in Cincinnati, but grew up in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. In 2010, she graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Given To Me For An Honest Review Rosemary Groux has written a great story that grabs you at the start and takes you along on a fantastic adventure with Cassie and her friends ...... humans and animals. This book is such a magical fun ride and will be enjoyed by everyone that reads it. Children will want to read it over and over. I gave this book 5 stars but it really deserves more. A great book to add to everyone's bookshelf and a fantastic book to be enjoyed by all. I highly recommend this book to all. I look forward to more from Rosemary Groux.
What would you do to protect your family and friends? Cassandra (Cassie) Pennington lives with her parents, father Tyler or Ty, a history professor and archaeologist at the University of Virginia who is especially interested in King Arthur, and mother Leah, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia., along with her dog Kaiser (Kai), cats Smokey and Calico, and her horses. Her best friends and neighbors are the Thompsons, Benjamin, who has known Ty since college, Ben’s wife Hannah, and their twin children David and Sarah. Cassie has always had some unusual abilities, such as keen senses, high intelligence, and being able to communicate with animals, but at age ten she receives a shock—her formerly rounded ears suddenly become pointed! Cassie learns that she is a descendent of the Brenwyds, a race of people who had been given special gifts by God but during the Dark Ages were thought of as witches and began to be hunted to extinction by the Reficul Brotherhood, an organization started by Mordred in King Arthur’s time to destroy the Brenwyds. The Brenwyds are the source of legends about elves. Cassie is just about to tell all this to David and Sarah on her fourteenth birthday when her parents are abducted by the Brotherhood and taken to England. Cassie determines to rescue them and reluctantly accepts help from the Thompsons and a strange boy named William. Will Cassie find her parents? What will happen to them all? And who is this William? This book is identified as “Christian fantasy,” and while it is fantasy with a great deal of excitement, adventure, and suspense, it is firmly rooted and grounded in a Biblical worldview, which is always refreshing. In this first novel of the epic Brenwyd Legacy Trilogy about the role of believers in the unseen battle between good and evil, author Rosemary Groux, who has a passion for reading, riding, history, and all things King Arthur, gives young people an opportunity to discover their identity in Christ, the importance of trusting God and not themselves, and an understanding of the power of grace. The book has already won a Mom's Choice Award®, being named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services and given a Silver for Outstanding Young Contributor. There are a couple of common euphemisms (darn, gosh), but the story is generally wholesome, with a great emphasis on living by faith in the Lord, and strenuously avoids references to magic or other forms of occultism. I really enjoyed reading it, especially as the plot came to its climax, and highly recommend it. It does come to a satisfying conclusion but is not the end of the story. Book 2 of the series will be entitled Finding Secrets.
Brenwyd Legacyis a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.