Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jim Morgan & The King of Thieves by James Matlack Raney & giveaway

My Review

Jim Morgan & The King of Thieves is a exciting middle school adventure. Jim is not a likeable character at the first of the book. He is spoiled brat. The last five years he has been raised by his Great Aunt, Margarita Morgan. While his father is gone on a sea voyage. James is not allowed outside to play. He told he is special, above the servants. He treats the servants badly and even fires them for no reason, because he can.

James father is due home. The whole estate is getting ready for the welcome home celebration. James demands to ride his father's horse and looses controls ruins everything. His father returns in time to stop the horse. He realizes how spoiled his son is. He plans to change that. Before he can he is poisoned by Margarita and others. They plan to kill James too but his father's manservant Hudson steps in and tells him to run.

Now the pampered life James has lived is over. All he has is a small wooden box with a letter from his father and a necklace. It has to do with a secret about a treasure his father has somewhere. So instead of being the new Lord Morgan he is lost in the forest. He is picked up by Gypsies. A old Gypsy woman uses magic to seal the wooden box till it is the right time and understanding for James to open it.

The story continues on with many lessons that Jim has to learn to survive on the street. He has lots of enemies, is box is stolen, his Aunt Margarita and friends would have him killed. She is living in his house. He only has four other children that make him feel welcome and teach him to steal for food. The King of Thieves has taken his box but if he steals enough he can have it back.
He doesn't believe in magic, talking birds even though he has seen it. His goal is to get his box back and learn the secret of his father's treasure so he can return home safely.

It is a well told story. You begin to like Jim and want things to workout for him. You want his father's murder to be caught. His friends to have a better life than living on the street stealing for the King of Thieves. Every time you think that things will be better for Jim something else happens to him. Will he ever get his box back? Be able to open it and read the last letter to him by his father?

I would read more about Jim Morgan and see what happens next in his life. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give a honest review of it.

Published September 28th 2012 by James Matlack Raney 283 pages ISBN:9780985835903

Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves

Young Jim Morgan loves everything about his life: ignoring his old tutor’s lessons, flaunting his new clothes, terrorizing his servants, and perfecting the fine art of snobbery. But the night his father returns from a mysterious sea voyage with the secret to a vast pirate treasure, Jim’s world is thrown upside down.

Now Jim must escape the clutches of his father’s wicked enemies, decipher the magic of a gypsy witch, hide from a shadowy pirate and his talking raven, and outwit the King of Thieves and his army of pickpockets.

If he is to survive, Jim must learn to trust new allies and discover the power and magic of true friendship. And through it all he may, just possibly, uncover a hero hidden within him, and live an adventure beyond his wildest dreams…

Author James Matlack Raney

James Matlack Raney grew up all over the world, including Europe, Latin America and Africa, before winding up in the mysterious land of horses and bluegrass (otherwise known as Kentucky). These days, he calls Southern California home, and spends his time writing adventures…and occasionally living a few of his own.


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James Matlack Raney said...

Thank you so much for the review and for hosting JIM MORGAN on your site! Truly appreciate it!

Amyy Red said...

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