The League and the Lantern


Author: Brian Wells

A concerned dad who couldn’t find quality entertainment for his kids. He has worked and produced 15 TV movies for the major networks, and this is his book debut.


The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago.

The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.

Talking Points:

• Inspires reading – Adventure series your kids will want to read.

• Educational Value – 140 key vocabulary words hidden throughout the story, historic sites are part of the setting.

• Moral Value – Lessons in family, friendship, mercy and compassion. Lead characters are friends who are different races.

• Help Kids – Operates on a buy one – give one campaign to get books into the hands of kids who cannot afford their own copies.

Social Corner:

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This book is being reviewed by my 15 yr old son, Boo.  He says that this book was an easy read, for him (I will also have my 11 yr old son read it as well and possibly my 9 yr old son, we shall see).  He got through the book fairly quickly and the book disappeared into his room where he has hidden it from the other boys.  His favorite part of the book is near the end (I will not ruin it for my readers) of the book.  He stated that there were no negative parts of this book.  If he (Brian Wells) makes another book, he is anxious to read that one, as well 🙂  It is fun to introduce children to the wonders of books…just to see where their minds and imaginations can take them.

You can “like” this post or any of my other social media posts to be entered to win this great book (facebook, pinterest, twitter, google+).  I will be drawing a name on May 18, 2016.


Here are the winner guidelines for you to use in 2016:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


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