- Available in: ebook and paperback
- Published: September 22, 2014
The campaign to save California’s children was only the beginning. Now King Arthur and his Round Table of teenaged knights set their sights on fixing something even bigger – the entire country. How? By targeting America’s most sacred document – The Constitution.
Native American teens Kai and Dakota, despite harboring secrets of their own, join the team, and swear undying loyalty to Lance. They carry the hope of their people that the crusade will better the lives of Indian children, who are the most neglected by government. This new campaign will take the young people to The White House, the halls of Congress, and beyond in their quest to change the prevailing opinion that children are property, rather than human beings in their own right.
But an unseen nemesis stalks Lance and Arthur, and ratchets up the attacks on New Camelot, promising to kill them and destroy all that the king has put in place. Lance, Ricky, Kai, and Dakota become the enemy’s favorite targets, and barely escape with their lives on more than one occasion. Who is this mysterious stalker, and what is the motive for these attacks? Lance has no idea, especially since he’s never intentionally hurt anyone.
“You were right, little boy, death is coming for you, but slowly, and only after it takes out the people you love.” That chilling promise haunts Lance, but also strengthens his determination to protect the people he loves at all costs. Or die trying.
The Knight Cycle continues…
“There’s something to be said about a continuing series with a revolving cast of characters. It never gets old. It always stays fresh. That’s what makes Michael J. Bowler’s THE KNIGHT CYCLE—an anthology of five, full length, YA novels—something truly special…[Bowler’s] not a fan of labels but he broadens the scope of his story by branching out to all different races and nationalities, encompassing everybody as the story goes on. All ethnic groups, ages and genders are represented from Latinos (Lance, Ricky and Esteban) to Native Americans (Dakota and Kai) to African Americans (Justin and Brooks) to Asians (Techie) to Caucasians (Chris) to women (Reyna and Jenny) to middle age and older (Arthur and Merlin). Bowler leaves no one out. Anyone who picks up this series will be able to relate to one or more of the characters. They’re all human, and they all make mistakes, but they do so together, as a unit, as a family, and that’s what makes Bowler’s take on adolescent angst stand out from all the rest—it’s inclusive. Everyone’s welcome at the Round Table.”
“I recommend this series to those who like a coming of age story that is intense and fast moving. I can’t put these books down. I have read three within a week and I am about to start the last in this series.”
– Neil in Morgan Hill on Amazon
“This superb continuation of Lance’s story had me riveted as more than a few hours of sleep were lost as I had to continue reading to figure out what happens next. Wonderful writing, amazing characters who are distinct, unique individuals, well-laid out settings, heart-pounding action that makes sense, and a call out to society to stop fu**ing up in how children are “handled”….this book has it all!”
– Only God Writes Trees
“And The Children Shall Lead is as wild a ride as its series predecessors. Included are plenty of action, mystery, adventure, and even some US History, but I tune in most to the romance, because, as I said love is what I see. I highly recommend And the Children Shall Lead to all romance readers, as well as to those who enjoy witnessing the thrill of the chase, human rights activism at work, and skillfully devised, witty slang-packed repartee amid courtly formality.”
– Mia Kerick, author of the One Voice series
“I encourage anyone who had children, who cares about kids, who THINKS about the youth of America to read this book – to read this series! You CANNOT walk away unaffected!”
– J.g. Murphy