Author Amy C. Blake visited earlier this year to talk about her novel, Whitewashed. (You can read that interview here.) Today, Amy returns to tell us about her newest release, The Trojan Horse Traitor.
I’m excited to share with you about my latest release, The Trojan Horse Traitor, a young adult fantasy novel about 13-year-old homeschooled pastor’s kid Levi Prince. Levi heads off to Camp Classic, a summer camp on Castle Island in the middle of Lake Superior, and instead finds himself in Terracaelum, a haven for mythical creatures that’s suspended above the lake.
As a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of four, I love to read, and so do my children. We especially enjoy fantasy novels, but none of the books we read have homeschooled heroes. When Levi and Terracaelum entered my mind (I don’t remember exactly what made me dream them up), it was only natural that Levi be a redheaded, homeschooled pastor’s kid like my own children. Camp Classic came into being because we follow a Classical Christian educational system for our homeschool, and I thought it’d be intriguing to incorporate a story from Classical mythology into my plotline. I also thought it would be fun to make my runty main character tackle archery, fencing, canoeing, and wrestling, along with the torments of Latin verbs and History dates during summer break.
Left on Castle Island to attend Camp Classic, thirteen-year-old homeschooler Levi Prince finds himself at the center of an enchanted world of amazing abilities, cloudy motives, and wicked beings that will challenge his very spirit. He begins to form friendships, but life at camp becomes more confusing as questionable activities and uncertain agendas bring about conflict that tests his character in ways he never expected. Finally, faced with a friend’s betrayal, Levi is forced to confront true evil. Will he find the courage to stand his ground, and to become the hero he was always meant to be?
The Trojan Horse Traitor is available in both e-book and paperback formats from Amazon. It’s also available from Barnes and Noble and Books a Million. I’m hosting a giveaway of two paperback copies of The Trojan Horse Traitor on Goodreads. You can enter now through December 14th.
Author Bio: Award-winning author Amy C. Blake is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of four. She has an M.A. in English from Mississippi College and has written articles, devotionals, and short stories for a number of publications. She’d love for you to visit her website at amycblake.com for tips on homeschooling, advice for the rookie pastor’s wife, and helps for the Christian life. You can also find more information on her website about her novels–Whitewashed, Colorblind, and The Trojan Horse Traitor.