Monday, July 28, 2014

The Sun Jewel Contest (A Little Jenny Adventure)

Title: The Sun Jewel Contest

Series: A Little Jenny Adventure (#1; prequel to The Ankulen)

Year: 2014

Author: Kendra E. Ardnek

Summary: A prequel short story to THE ANKULEN.
Approximately 3,700 words.

Before Jen got mad at her imagination and abandoned it, she used to have lots of adventures there with her best friends, the Fair Maiden Letitia and Sir Christofer, the finest knight in the land. When another knight challenges his position, well, the natural thing to do is have a contest.
(from Goodreads)

Main Characters:
~ Jenny
~ Tisha
~ Chris

Review: Having read, reviewed, and enjoyed Kendra's The Ankulen, I was naturally very excited when I heard she was working on sort stories to accompany the novel. The Sun Jewel Contest is the first Little Jenny Adventure in which we are treated to a glimpse of Jen's life before she lost her imagination.

Honestly, reading this was like having a mini Hobbit adventure. You've got a majestic and priceless jewel stolen from the dwarves who lost it in the first place due to their own greed. Then along comes an unlikely hero, who stands a lot shorter than everyone else, but in this case it's only because Chris is about eight years old. Pity. He'd have made a great Hobbit.

The adventure starts when Jenny's imagination brings in a not-so-charming knight called Sir Erran who doesn't think Chris deserves the title of finest knight in the land. He's willing to challenge that title, and Jenny suggests a contest to find a jewel no one knows existed. Well, of course, it exists -- Jenny just made it up!

I'd recommend this for anyone who loved The Ankulen, likes a quick adventure, or just enjoys a fun read. Share it with your best friend, your younger siblings, and your grandfather. Your dog might even enjoy hearing it read aloud. *winks*

Advisory: None

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Related Reviews: The Ankulen

Click here to buy The Sun Jewel Contest on Amazon!

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