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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Amarias Adventures (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593174322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593174323
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amy Green is a native of Indiana and has recently written for "Evangel," "The Secret Place," "Devo zine," and WBCL radio. Her sci-fi version of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego appeared in "Clubhouse magazine," has seen one of her plays published in Plays magazine, and blogs about the craft of writing. A professional writing major at Taylor University, Green exhibits a sincere passion for serving others, defending truth and teaching the Bible through her writing.

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I love it when lessons can be learned through others' actions and stories.
Angela Knight
This is one book I think many youngsters would enjoy reading as well as adults.
Rebecca Graf
It had a good flow to it, with great character development and lots of action.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Angela Knight on August 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
As this tale began in a land called Amarias, I wasn't certain where it would take me. A "youth guard" that led to death, ordered by a corrupt king? The first chapter had me wondering, with the introduction of Captain Demetri, then other characters in chapters to follow. The real story began in chapter two, with characters and questions. Then these people unexpectedly became a team, whether they wanted to or not.

I love it when lessons can be learned through others' actions and stories. Jesse, crippled for many years, finds that he can still be an important member of a group, even though it wouldn't be easy. Rae discovers that bravery does not give excuse for thoughtless stubbornness, Tristan learns to step in as a leader, while ill Parvel leans on direction given through the God he followed. And Demetri? We meet him again at the end.

As the three youth travel through cliffs, deserts, and a capitol town, planning to return home in victory, they first must face scorpions, desert vultures, snakes, and the eventual knowledge that their quest wasn't what they'd first thought. Our protagonists learn lessons of life, friendship, family and respect, and they start to learn the meaning of prayer.

Amy Green may have penned this work with 10 to 12-year-old readers in mind, but as the mother of readers in this age group, I find the story engaging myself. My daughters loved the book, but unlike many books written for this age level, this is a story that could be appreciated by boys and girls alike. (On a side note, it may not be a perfect comparison, but this series reminds me a little bit of Andrew Peterson's "Wingfeather Saga." Seeing as I am a huge fan of Peterson's books and music, this is a saying a lot.)

When we first purchased this book, we hadn't realized that the sequel was also in print. I have already ordered it, and we anxiously anticipate its arrival.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jwitt33 on September 3, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I got this book free of charge from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

From Goodreads: The Amarias Adventures begin when 15-year-old Jesse befriends a band of young warriors and risks his life to find a cure for their poisoned leader, Parvel. Though Jesse has a crippled leg, he is asked to join the remaining warriors--part of an elite fighting force known as the Youth Guard--on their mission for the king.

I thought this book was a very good MG/YA read, a good action-packed book to get kids reading. It was well written and easy to read, with a main character you could really care about. It did have very strong Christian overtones, but since that doesn't bother me, I was okay with it. It had a good flow to it, with great character development and lots of action.

Basically, Jesse, a 15 year old boy with a crippled leg and a prominent limp, is living with is aunt and uncle at their tavern because his parents disappeared and he had nowhere else to go. He works hard there, but he always dreams that there is more out there for him, an adventure just waiting for him. His friends are gone, having been accepted to join the Youth Guard, who work for and protect the king, but because of his disability, he was left behind. Enter 3 Youth Guard members: Parvel, who has been hit by a poisoned arrow, Rae, the only female, and Silas. Parvel feels that they were led there for a reason, and he convinces his fellow members that they should continue their quest and take Jesse along with them. Rae is vehemently opposed to this, but Silas agrees with Parvel, so Jesse joins them on their adventures. There is some violence in the book, but nothing out of line for an MG book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dii TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 1, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Jesse has had a difficult life, crippled long ago in an accident, orphaned and living with his aunt and uncle, he longs to be like other boys his age, he has great dreams, a huge heart and a strong sense of right & wrong. When three young travelers come to his uncle's inn late one night, obviously on the run from someone, Jesse risks his own life to help them. These young people are part of the legendary, elite fighting force known as the Youth Guard--on their mission for the king. Jesse joins them and bravely helps them on their treacherous mission, often being the one to see reason and a way out of the troubles they encounter. Will these young warriors complete their mission or will they die trying as a sinister plot against them is revealed. Will the old smuggler in the desert save them or turn against them?

Quest for the Scorpion's Jewel by Amy Green is a fast-paced adventure with younger readers in mind! Jesse is a wonderful role model who can cleverly keep his head under pressure with an admirable sense of loyalty. Each character plays their part well, with scenes that are vividly expressed and easily pictured in the reader's mind. A perfect summer series read for anyone who likes the feel of a "long ago tale!"

I received this book from NetGalley and Warner Press in exchange for my honest review.

Author: Amy Green
Series: #1 in Amerias Adventures
Published: July 1, 2011
Publisher: Warner Pr
# Pages: 172
ISBN: 1593174322
ISBN-13: 9781593174323
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
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