Chantel's Quest for the Golden Sword
Unleashed by a vengeful spirit, a force of evil is slowly destroying nature and corrupting minds. Chantel, the Princess of Freedom, is the only one who can save the world from darkness --but only if she can retrieve four ancient relics, each hidden in a far-flung corner of the world.
With the help of a warrior mouse and a fox bat, Chantel begins her search in the Land of the North, where she must find the powerful Golden Sword. Unfortunately, someone else is determined to locate the sword first: the Snow Walker, the brutal Warlord of the North. As she struggles through icy, unfamiliar territory to unearth the magical relic, Chantel makes an amazing discovery that holds the key to the planet's future. But is it too late?
- CM Magazine
CM: Canadian Review of Materials - Published by The Manitoabe Library Association
Reviewed by: Daphne Hamilton-Nagorsen, CM Magazine
" Oliver Neubert has created an engaging first book about the Four Lands, with fantastic characters and a solid story. Highly Recommended. (3.5 out of 4) "
Reviewed by: Sandra Stiles
"I started this book this morning and finished it this afternoon. The character Chantel is very well developed as were the others. I was on the edge of my seat at the end of each chapter. The author did an excellent job with world building. I felt like I was in that very world. I loved the short chapters. My students were amazed that it had 34 chapters. I have a list of them lined up to read it. I am going to have a hard time waiting for the next three. I definitely rate this book a 5!!!"
Reviewed by: The Sunshine Family
" I think girls and boys from 3rd grade on into middle school would enjoy this book and keep in mind there are many struggling readers that want age appropriate story lines and characters in simpler text. This book provides that without dumbing down the material. I give this book a 5 on the Picnic Basket scale and hope for many more to come. "
Reviewed by: Lindsay, from The Picnic Basket
" I can see using this book within the SOL curriculum easily - students need these types of reads as well as the nonfiction, biography, etc. to keep a good mix. I would do some character comparisons with this novel and it lends itself well to prediction activities. "