Today, I have a great middle grade book tour for you. I'm excited to share this one with you. Jack Templar Monster Hunter is a great book! Today I have a guest post, giveaway and a review of this book for you. Below you will find the guest post and the giveaway! Enjoy.
Hi, Jack Templar here.
I’ve been asked to share a few thoughts with you here on Breath Of Life. I assume if you’re reading this that you are either already a monster hunter or well on your way to becoming one. I say this out front because if you’re not a monster hunter and you just happened across this website by accident, then you should go away right now.
You heard me. Go on. Press the back button, the off button, any button really. Because if you don’t, you run the risk of being dragged into this world of vampires, zombies, demons, werewolves and every other type of scary monster you can think of. The choice is yours. If you’re smart, you’ll just walk away.
Still here? OK, don’t say I didn’t warn you. When a demonic mugwump shows up to chew off a few of your toes, don’t blame me!
I wanted to share with you today one of the important lessons I learned my first night as a monster hunter. If you read my book where I described that night in detail, you know that all kids, both man and monster, are protected under the Rule of Quattuordecim. That means that unless your pick up a sword and fight, you’re off-limits until sundown of your fourteenth birthday. (Quattuordecim is really just a
fancy Latin word for fourteen.)
I’ve realized that this Rule (which is the result of an ancient truce between man and monster) is similar to how parents try to protect us kids from things they know are going to be hard and dangerous.
Sure, they know there will be a time when we have to stand up on our own two feet, but parents want to hold on until the very last minute to protect us.
I know, I know. This can drive you CRAZY.
I grew up an orphan but was raised by my Aunt Sophie who was like a mother to me. I used to hate it when she tried to shelter me from things. But now that she’s gone, there’s nothing I wouldn’t give to have her tell me to be careful or to slow down one more time.
Now that I spend every day either hunting or being hunted by the scariest monsters in the world, I kind of wish I had listened to her.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be prepared to join the fight when duty calls (especially since you chose to read this, the fight will likely come to you).
I’m just saying that when your parents and other people who love you are trying to slow you down a little and telling you to take your time to get ready for the big challenges, just give them a break.
Understand they’re just trying to help you. They know what I know now…once you take that step and join the fight, there’s no going back.
Thanks for listening. And, if you ignore my advice, if you ignore my warnings and read Jack Templar Monster Hunter, then I’ll see you on the front lines of the coming Creach War.
Do your duty, come what may.