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Running Through A Dark Place – the first of four sequels to Children of the Knight that will complete the story is available NOW from Amazon. This book is bigger and more daring than the first, and still just the beginning of an epic and controversial crusade to transform the country and give more rights to kids. A fable, yes. But it would be so cool if it wasn’t, and America would be a far better place if she truly valued her children, instead of just saying she does.
One reviewer who read the pre-release copy had this to say:
“From the moment I opened Michael Bowler’s Running Through a Dark Place, I didn’t want to stop reading. Alas, I was periodically required to halt; Nature, of course, periodically called my name and, more overwhelmingly, I experienced a frequent compulsion to pause long enough to share my delight—to text my sister, “I’m reading an epic tale”, or to message a Facebook friend, “Michael Bowler is a genius with plot twists”, or to scribble furious notes on a nearby scrap paper, detailing the message of choice and change in the name of equality for children. Give in to the urge, as I did, to read Bowler’s compelling story of modern-day King Arthur and his youthful Knights of the Round Table, as they crusade for justice. And I strongly suggest you keep paper and pen, as well as fortifying snacks and drinks, close by your side. You are going to need them.” – Kris
Here’s the back cover blurb and a snippet of the amazing Foreword by author Mia Kerick:
King Arthur and his extraordinary young Knights used ‘might’ for ‘right’ to create a new Camelot in the City of Angels. They rallied the populace around their cause, while simultaneously putting the detached politicians in check. But now they must move forward to even greater heights, despite what appears to be an insurmountable tragedy.
Their new goal is lofty: give equality to kids fourteen and older who are presently considered adults only when they break the law. Arthur’s crusade seeks to give them real rights such as voting, driving, trading high school for work, and sitting as jurors for their peers charged with criminal behavior.
Understanding that the adults of California will likely be against them, Arthur and his Knights must determine how best to win them over.
However, before the king can even contemplate these matters, he finds himself face to face with an ally from the past, one who proves that everything isn’t always what it seems – even life and death.
The Knight Cycle Continues…
“By virtue of its very title, Running Through a Dark Place is a testament to change and second chances. The process of growing and changing and finding oneself can be dark and terrifying. It holds potential to make a human being feel as if he is scrambling—terrified and alone— through a dimly lit city street, in fear of his life. But Bowler understands that when you have successfully run through the dark place, having been given as many chances as you need to arrive at the light on the other side, you will acquire redemption. You will find what is right.” — Mia Kerick, Young Adult Author
SPOILER ALERT: If you plan to read Children of the Knight (this second one will make little sense if you don’t), BE WARNED not to read the “Look Inside” or Kindle preview on Amazon. This book picks up exactly where the first one ended, and there will be MAJOR Spoilers revealed.
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