WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Fall 2016 – Best Book in Juvenile Fiction
Only a gem made from the blood of the first amüli king can save Frendyl Krune’s family from losing everything they’ve worked for—including ending the reign of a pretender to the throne.
[Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Suitable for Readers Aged 11+]
Frendyl Krune wants to be a knight, to serve his family and his people and never fear what may come for him. His goal, however, slips from his grasp when rumors spread that his father possesses a rare and powerful gem. It doesn’t take long for someone to break into his family’s estate, determined to steal the gem.
As Frendyl winds through the Catacombs in search of the would-be thief, he discovers the intruder broke down the magical barrier of the prison and used magic to sneak in and out of the Krune estate without being seen.
To make matters worse, Frendyl learns his father’s control over the city is failing. Talk of revolt scurries through the streets like vermin. If nothing is done, Frendyl’s father will be ousted from power.
To save his family and unite his people, Frendyl joins his Uncle Melroc’s quest for the long-lost gem—the Blood of the Sun. The stone has powerful magical properties, and Frendyl’s father needs it to track down an escaped convict—or so he claims. But, Frendyl’s father isn’t the only one who desires the gem. Others, including a thief on Frendyl’s voyage, will do anything to get their hands on the Blood of the Sun. Anything—including locking Frendyl in a vault of solid rock.
"Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun" by Kira A. McFadden
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the middle grade fantasy series Frendyl Krune. Discover the fantastic world of the Amüli. [DRM-Free]
Books by Kira A. McFadden:
- Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun (Book 1)
- Frendyl Krune and the Snake Across the Sea (Book 2)
- Frendyl Krune and the Stone Princess (Book 3)
- Frendyl Krune and the Nightmare in the North (Book 4)
- The Soulbound Curse (Amüli Chronicles: Soulbound: 1)
- The Soulless King (Amüli Chronicles: Soulbound: 2)
More Great YA Fantasy from Evolved Publishing:
- Two Moons of Sera by P.K. Tyler
- Dream Warriors by D. Robert Pease
- Wind Catcher by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
- The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich
About the Author
Editor: Philip A. Lee -- Some say I was born with a red pen in my hand, so it's no surprise that my penchant for words and stories ultimately led to a career in writing and editing. ~ My literary tastes vary, but I largely gravitate toward genre fiction. I'll read anything sci-fi, fantasy, horror, western, and so forth. Some of my favorite contemporary authors are Dan Simmons, Chuck Wendig, David Brin, George R. R. Martin, and John Scalzi. ~ One of my passions besides writing and editing is the gaming industry. In addition to having a love for games of all kinds-card games, board games, miniatures games, etc.-I've also contributed writing, editing, and game design to a number of different game lines over the years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An enjoyable book for readers of all ages. If you read and enjoyed the Harry Potter books, I think you will enjoy this one. Frendyl Krune is a young Amuli, ready to start his training as a Knight. Instead, he goes on a seafaring adventure with his Uncle Melroc. Plenty of action and magic, with Frendyl doing some growing up along the way. The author does a good job of character development and world building. It is a little difficult to keep track of the characters because of the unusual names, but it just means that the reader has to pay a little attention to them as they read. I will definitely be looking to read more of the this series.
This was a decent book, and OK for kids. Given that I'm not a middle schooler by a long shot, I believe my experience with the book was different than a kids would be. There were points where I was excited for and proud of the main character and other parts where I could see a bad decision happening and felt sad. Frendyl, while being extra normal because he has wings, is still a typical kid for his age albeit a bit more mature. It does reach a partial conclusion however there is a cliffhanger. A great read, a bit hard for me as an adult to get into at first (despite a love for paranormal genres), but definitely something I'd let my children read when they're older. I voluntarily read this book given to me at no charge by candid reviews and all opinions are my own.
Frendly is a young Amuli and is just like a normal kid except he has large female mallard wings and the ability to use magic, when he is several years older. Since he is not the eldest of his family, the best he could hope for is to train to be a knight of another lord. That all changes the night when someone breaks out of the prison below his family’s house. It looks like it was someone with great power and that the only way to stop them is to use the Blood of the Sun, the problem is that it is lost and now has become a race to find it. Frendyl is a great kid and decides to take matters into his own hands and help his uncle find the Blood of the Sun to stop whoever escaped the prison. He is off on a great magical ship that flies, meets some new and interesting people, and has lots of adventures in his quest. But it is clear that they are not the only people looking for the Blood of the Sun and those people would be willing to hurt and kill to get there first. This is a great story filled with lots of action and adventure. It would be great for mid grade readers to adults. Plus there are some wonderful illustrations that make the story so much more real. If you are looking for a great action adventure story for your kids or yourself, look no further. This book will become part of your library. I received Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun from Candid Book Reviews for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.