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Knight School [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Mayne
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It started as a game...

At Ellison High School the student body’s favorite sport is waging medieval warfare with their rivals over a hidden fortune. To win, they have to battle for control of the forest and obey a code of conduct to keep their war from spilling into the outside world.

The woods between the schools are filled with dangers and dark secrets. Central among them is Venn Maddox, the youngest student to ever lead a clan in the game. Brilliant and manipulative, some think he’s a sociopath who may have killed to protect his own secrets.

New kid, Marv Whitlock, already dealing with his own troubles, finds himself in the middle of the decade old conflict and has to use his wits to avoid being one more pawn.

Bestselling author Andrew Mayne, brings you Knight School, an adventurous cross of Friday Night Lights and Game of Thrones.

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  • File Size: 671 KB
  • Print Length: 394 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482708736
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BPFTRT4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Genre Mix March 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been trying to think of a simple way to compare Andrew Mayne's new book 'Knight School' to books by other authors, and I just can't do it. It has the flavor of many of the popular modern YA novels, and I'm sure people will compare it to the work of Rowling or Riordan, but it's not that. The world Mayne works in is our world. Marv (new kid protagonist) isn't facing ogres or aliens, just people with sticks who wants to beat the snot out of him. The grittiness of this, just to one side of plausible, reality brings to mind crime novels and film noir perhaps most reminiscent of Rian Johnson's film 'Brick' due to its High School centered setting. At the same time the tone reminds me of the gritty, semi-realistic novels of my youth: 'Julie and of the Wolves', 'Hatchet', or 'Bridge to Terabithia'. The characters deal with real issues of trust, class, control, uncontrolled rage, and possible murder all while ostensibly playing a game.

It's an engaging read and short enough that I finished it in just a couple of sessions, and that brings me to my only gripe: it's too short! It has a cliffhanger ending that I found disappointing. It doesn't take much away from the overall quality of the book, but if you're like me, and cliffhangers drive you up the walls maybe wait for the sequel.
(Dear Mr. Mayne, If you don't write a sequel expect me to show up at your house one day demanding to know what happens next. Yours, A. Wilson)

Cliffhanger notwithstanding, this is a great book, appropriate for teen readers and interesting enough for adults with a taste for adventure stories.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter minus the Magic March 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Imagine if all the hours you and your friends spent playing Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers, Pirates and Ninjas, and Cylons and Humans was more visceral and more real. That's what happens to Marv when he transfers schools. No longer does he just have to worry about being at the cool table, getting picked first for basketball, or catching the eye of an attractive classmate, he has to worry about being at the planning table for the next skirmish, getting picked to attack an enemies stronghold, and whether or not the attractive classmate is looking kiss him or cave his skull in with a hidden cudgel.

Shortly after Marv's father passes away he is forced to transfer schools, and on his first day learns that there is more to this school than initial appearances would suggest. He is quickly introduced to Venn an unquestioned genius of questionable motives, who is in charge of a group determined to claim a prize set up by a student from years past. What follows involves castles, sky fortresses, underground bunkers and daily battles in the forest behind the school.

Knight School is a great story for teen and pre-teen readers, and those who remember their years as teens. A great read by an author who keeps bringing inventive and interesting narratives.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Film treatment please March 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I've never finished a book start to finish as quickly as I did with Knight School. It was a very interesting story that kept pulling me back for more. As other reviews have said there's a bit of a cliffhanger ending, but not so big that it warrants a sequel. It was a good ending point. I think this story would make for a good movie, hope a deal can be made for film rights.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great page turner! March 26, 2013
Format:Paperback
Andrew Mayne has done it again. A page turner on yet another cool topic. Its a quick read with much action. You cannot put it down, with twist and turns at every encounter. Appropriate for young and old alike.
I really like his writing style. Its quick, slimmed down, without undue long narratives. I cannot wait for his next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down March 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's nice to pick up a book and not being able to put it down until you've read it all. Mr. Mayne has once again created a story line with depth that leaves you wanting more. If you have never read a book by this author this is a great one to start with. Read and enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging page turner... March 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A character driven story that kept my interest. Very enjoyable and I would recommend. I look forward to more books by Andrew Mayne.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mayne's Best Work Yet March 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Andrew Mayne has crafted another yet another fantastic story. He sets your mind to spinning in circles trying to figure out the mystery, and delivers dynamic action and believable characters you can actually care about. I've loved his previous books as well, but in my opinion this is the best one yet. Worth well more than the $0.99 price.

Please, Mr. Mayne, GIVE US A SEQUEL!!! TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High School rivalry taken to a new level March 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Start with a protagonist who is new to school and is dealing with a major loss in life, add in a little psuedo medieval style warfare with a rival school and finish it off a touch of hidden treasure and you have another great book from Andrew Mayne.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazily good
This is one of those books that are painful to finish, because it reminds you that all things (no matter how good they are) come to an end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Pigou
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Great by Mayne...Almost
I am a self-professed Mayne-iac. I have read every book by Andrew Mayne and have found him to be a consistent performer when I want something quick and entertaining to read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Danny Norbury
2.0 out of 5 stars Did Andrew Mayne Die?? and someone is ghost writing his stuff now?
I pray this is aimed at young adult readers.

this is the first of the author's books I did not enjoy. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid
Mayne is very good at coming up with fast paced and interesting plots with characters that you actually care about.
Published 5 months ago by Matthew Bader
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read!
I really enjoyed this book. Engaging lead character, good pacing, all in all it was an easy to read, entertaining book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Roger G
5.0 out of 5 stars Knight School by Andrew Mayne
This the first book that I have read by this author. It is very well written, and I hope to read more of his works.
Published 8 months ago by Ginnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Up all knight
Extremely good read, another great story from Andrew Mayne has left me thirsting for more. This story really did keep me up all night, truly worth the time
Published 8 months ago by Brian Evan Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book to date
Knight School is the story of two rival schools that are in the same town, but share a much darker secret: the secret of Nazi gold buried in the forest. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Logan Nance
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
This writer has a real gift for writing. I always look forward to reading whatever he's put out. Get this book. (For young adults, mainly.)
Published 9 months ago by N. Place
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Not Mr. Mayne's best work, but very original and fun to read. Look forward to another "A Chronological Man Adventure" novel.
Published 9 months ago by Jon M. Millsap
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