Miles Arthur considers himself a lucky kid – he gets three square meals a day, goes to a nice high school, and lives in a mansion. Problem is, no matter what he eats he remains undersized, he has no friends and is picked on at school, and his foster father runs the huge estate where he lives like a boot camp. His foster brother, Kay, is older, stronger, and gets treated like a prince while Miles suffers silently. But soon, the hand of fate seems to start favoring Miles and when one unexpected victory is followed by another, he quickly finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime! Join Miles Arthur on his quest as he encounters dark knights, dragons, and other surprises while also discovering himself.
“There is more magic in this world than you or even I dare to imagine.” -Merlin
Miles Arthur and the Quest for the King’s Scabbard is C.E. Zyburo’s first book. Mr. Z to his middle school students, believes “education has become so tunnel visioned that children are no longer allowed to explore their creativity.” According to his Kickstarter campaign, Zyburo will use the book and subsequent series as a platform to promote creativity and literacy for children.
Nothing speaks more to me than a teacher, or any adult who believes in encouraging the creativity and imagination in children. Books were an important part of my childhood and continue to be a major component in my life. So anyone who encourages children to read and develop a love of books receives 100% of my support.
This is a modern-day fantasy story that will take you on a fun-filled ride. It reminds me of the Percy Jackson stories where a teenager finds out he/she really isn’t who they think they are and pretty much right away believes they are from another time. Zyburo does a great job of bringing the reader into the story, making them cheer for Miles to win. There are plenty of funny parts as Miles is a little clumsy and Baldwin, who also goes on the quest, is a goofy sidekick. There are exciting parts when the trio are fighting those trying to stop them along the way. There are also touching moments with Gwen or Guinevere, as they get to know each other better.
If you like Young Adult books and like a little fantasy and adventure, you won’t be disappointed with this one. It will entertain you and make you lose track of time. If you have a young adult in your life give this as a gift. When I wasn’t reading about Miles and his friends, I was itching to get back to joining the story.
I am a middle school teacher and just had my first book published. Miles Arthur and the Quest for the King's Scabbard is a young adult fantasy/adventure similar to the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. It just came out this May and I have had a great response so far. Several of my students have already finished and enjoyed it, and I have had other readers ages 7 to 63 enjoy it as well!
I am hoping to schedule events for this summer at libraries, schools, bookstores, or anywhere else book lovers may be!
I have already done presentations at two schools in Naples, FL, where I grew up. The students and teachers all enjoyed it as my presentation is about more than just my book. I talk about who I am, how I am inspired, and the importance/fun of reading and writing in general!
I have also done several successful signings at an outdoor market in Dunedin, FL.
Miles Arthur and the Quest for the King's Scabbard has been released on Amazon and at BarnesandNoble.com. I have been mentioned on several sites as well:
Visit my website (http://www.cezyburo.com/) or e-mail me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an event!
Hope to hear from you soon!