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THE KING'S HIGHWAYby Caryl McAdoo
Christian mid-grade, book one in the Days of Dread Trilogy, The King's Highway. The prolific, bestselling novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars, life’s biggest blessings, believing all good things come from God. Praying her stories give God glory, she hopes each one ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.
Guest blogger, Caryl McAdoo, shares the following information about herself and her new release, The King’s Highway:
The King’s Highway, book one of the Days of Dread Trilogy is a mid-grade dystopia novel that bolsters faith of young believers that in all circumstances, God is with them and watching over them, and will keep, lead, and guide them through the Days of Dread. Book two in the trilogy is The Sixth Trumpet and book three in the trilogy is The Kidron Valley.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE KING’S HIGHWAY:
A mysterious dead man directs the small band on
their journey to a much safer corridor he dubs the King's Highway. [Boggs, the dog also aids the group.]
Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash. It tests the grit of fifteen-year-old Jackson Allison when the care and safety of his younger siblings fall solely to him. No one knows for sure what's happened, but danger lurks if they stay. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW Airport for their grandparents' farm a hundred-plus miles northeast.
Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he's guided by an every-changing cryptic note that leads his growing troupe along the King's Highway. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gang-bangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever get his people to safety in the Red River Valley in far Northeast Texas?
EXCERPT FROM THE KING'S HIGHWAY:
Jackson watched him disappear then turned his attention to Al. "So, what's your story? You a pampered rich kid or what?"
The guy ducked his head then lifted one shoulder in a rather half hearted gesture. “Others might enlist me into such a category during earlier times, but any pampering or wealth unquestionably vanished five days ago with the EMP.”
McKenzie almost choked, coughing and gagging. “The what? Are you saying that you know what happened?”
“Yes, ma’am, certainly. In my estimation, an EMP is the only logical explanation as to why everything electronic ceased to function at precisely the same time.”
Cooper held his head back, mouth wide, ketchup packet open and hanging over his pie hole. “What’s empty got to do with anything?” He then squeezed the whole packet of red condiment, and it dropped in globs between his lips. He then tossed in a sardine.
Al put on quite a superior I-can’t-believe-you-didn’t-get-it expression. “Cooper, E-M-P. You know. It’s Starfish Prime all over again.”
Right back, McKenzie gave him one of those stop-being-a-smart-alec looks Jackson knew so well. “Good grief, lighten up, Einstein. He’s only nine! Now how about you tell us exactly what you’re talking about. Except this time, leave out the riddles and sea creatures. What do those initials stand for?”
“Acronym. They’re an acronym for Electro Magnetic Pulse. Someone must have set off a nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere, probably somewhere over Kansas—at least that’s the logical place. I can only presume the outage extends coast to coast. Nothing else makes sense.”
REVIEW OF THE KING'S HIGHWAY:
"Oh my dear Caryl!! Thank you so much for sending me a copy of The King's Highway! As you know I devour books and I can't remember when I have enjoyed reading one as much as this one. If I really like a book, I can read it in a day.
"I read this book twice in two days. I couldn't quit reading. It has to be right up there with my all-time favorite books. If anyone is thinking they won't read this book because it is labeled mid-grade, I would encourage them to reconsider. You will miss a blessing.
"Anyone who is reading age from the mid grades to senior citizens (that's me) will love this book. The characters in the book are delightful. I was right in the story with them following them all the way from their home in Irving to Red River County, anticipating every danger. A fun, fun book!!" --Louise Koiner, a Clarksville, Texas beta reader
LINKS TO FIND CARYL AND HER BOOKS:
Website (All First Chapters are offered here) Newsletter (Get FREE books for subscribing!)
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PURCHASE LINK FOR THE KING’S HIGHWAY:
Thank you, Caryl, for sharing about The King’s Highway. One of the commenters to this blog post will be randomly drawn to receive a print copy of your book, which you have graciously offered.
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Till next time … keep on smiling.
Thanks for reading my blog! My next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it next spring.