I am so excited to be able to give away the final book in the Adventurers Wanted series. This is a series that I have been wanting to start and now finding out that it is over sort of makes me excited but sad. I am excited to be able to read this in a binge but sad that if’s it’s awesome I will miss it! 🙂
If you read this series you are in luck because I am giving away the last book! The book is set to release on October 3rd 2017! I am so happy to be able to share it with you.
Slathbog’s Gold (Adventurers Wanted #1)
by M.L. Forman
Hardcover, 406 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Shadow Mountain
Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon’s hoard? If so, apply within …
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter’s bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.
Upon entering Mr. Clutter’s shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves.
Alex becomes the eigth man in a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red – and evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the Oracle in her White Tower.
Alex’s adventure takes him to distant and exotic lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.
Slathbog’s Gold is the first book in an exciting new YA epic fantasy series and heralds the arrival of a major new talent in the genre.
Alex woke in darkness. He knew that he was awake because of the pain. It felt as if he’d fallen down a long flight of stairs, hitting every step on his way down. He tried to sit up but the pain was too much, and he slumped back to the ground once more.
Where am I? he thought. How did I get here?
Even thinking hurt, but now that the questions had started there was no way to stop them. He tried again to get up and failed. All at once his body moved without his even thinking about it. He scrambled to his knees, looking around wildly. He knew he was trying to find someone, but who?
“Vankin,” Alex said softly.
Yes, Whalen Vankin should have been close by, but why? Who was Whalen Vankin? Why should he be close? Alex tried and failed to find a face in his mind, the face that went with the name Whalen Vankin. His failure troubled him. His mind wondered for a time, going completely blank, and then a new question came: an important, urgent question that he had to answer.
Who am I?
For a moment the question didn’t make sense. He thought about the answer for a long time, slowly forming the words in his mind before speaking.
“I am Alexander Taylor, adventurer, wizard, dragon lord, and . . .”
“Say it again,” a voice inside his head demanded.
“I am Alexander Taylor, adventurer, wizard, dragon lord . . .”
“Again, louder,” said the voice.
“I am,” Alex started but stopped as a new pain ripped through his brain.
“Again,” the voice demanded.
“I am Alexander Taylor, adventurer, wizard, and dragon . . .”
“Again, again, again,” the voice screamed over the growing pain.
“I am Alexander Taylor, adventurer and, and . . .”
The words came slower and the pain in his head pounded like a giant hammer every time he spoke them. Alex didn’t know why, but he had to keep repeating the words.
“I am Alexander Taylor, adventurer, wizard, dragon . . .”
Each time he said the words the pain grew. It felt like pieces of his brain were being torn away, and he put his hands on his head to try and protect himself from the pain. He continued to try to say the words, all of the words, but with each attempt he knew that something was forgotten, something was lost.
“I am Alexander Taylor . . . I am Alexander . . . I am Alex. . . I am . . .”
His mouth continued to move but there was no more sound coming out. The pain was so bad that he hardly noticed when he fell back to the ground and curled himself into a ball. Darkness closed in around him once more. When he woke again all of this would be forgotten, but there would still be one question to answer.