Welcome to my stop on The Ancient Tripod of Peace blog tour!
by Kalen Cap
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: March 13th 2018
Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret societies.
Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to make like-minded friends in high school. But her dadâs job is jeopardized when relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her new teachersâ eerie dislike of her troubling.
His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery.
With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexiâs inquiries and Gilâs codes capture their teachersâ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these societiesâ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil and Lexi are in danger.
The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Capâs Teen Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting secret societies, and spirited protagonists, youâll enjoy this novel.
âIf you worked out more, youâd sleep better,â Brandon said, grabbing a protein shake from the fridge.
âYouâre right. I should do that - workout more. Would you give me some pointers?â Gil asked.
âUh, sure. But, Iâm only here through Tuesday,â Brandon said. âCollege will be busy after that.â
âIâm all skin and bones. Any advice would be better than none.â
âAdvice will only help if you actually do the workouts,â Brandon snapped.
âReally? Thanks for the tip. That oneâs real helpful,â Gil said.
âSorry,â Brandon apologized. âAnd youâre not just skin and bones, brainiac. You got your straight-A mind going for you.â
That surprised Gil. His brother neither apologized nor complimented often. âWere you at the gym?â
âNo. Did a little jogging along the lake shore.â Brandonâs face reddened, beads of sweat rolled down his cheeks.
âYou all right?â Gil asked. That mustâve been some cardio. Though impressive with weights, Brandon was slower when it came to aerobic exercise. His struggles with it only made Gil admire him more, since Brandon did the cardio anyway.
âSure. Itâs just warm outside already is all. Now, spill it. Who are you trying to gain muscle for? Who is she?â Brandon asked.
âUh, no she. I want to be fit for me. Iâm not looking to date.â
âGood idea. Focus on school and then, the right girl will find you. Geeks are in, at least, thatâs what they say. I could have avoided a lot of problems if I focused better during high school.â Brandon gulped down a green concoction that made Gil queasy simply looking at it.
âYeah. Mom says to focus on school, too. Oh, guess what? Mom knows one of my high school teachers, called him an odd duck. Said she worked on a fundraiser for his bird sanctuary.â
Brandon spewed the protein shake across the counter.
âDude! That was classic! What gives?â Gil couldnât help snickering, although his brother looked like he might be truly sick.
âAh. Nothing. Went up my nose is all.â Brandon grabbed a dish towel and wiped up the mess. âSo, you said this bird sanctuary guy is your teacher? Whatâs his name?â
âSome old guy named Saffron.â
âNick Saffron is not old.ââIf you say so. Heâs at least in his fifties, older than Dad. You know him?â
About the Author
Kalen Cap is a writer living in Columbus, Ohio. Active in animal protection and environmental causes, he often brings such concerns into his fiction writing.
After having a number of poems and short stories published, as well as original plays produced locally, he took up novel writing.
Check out the author's dream cast here: http://www.thebookcaster.com/the-ancient-tripod-of-peace/
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4/23/2018 12:53:46 pm
Thank you for telling me about this book.
4/23/2018 01:31:30 pm
Sounds like a good read.
4/23/2018 02:00:11 pm
This sounds like one that will keep me interested and I like the cover too.
4/23/2018 10:35:59 pm
Sounds really great.
4/23/2018 11:23:48 pm
4/25/2018 07:08:12 am
Thank you for hosting the novel this week. I appreciate the supportive comments.
4/29/2018 12:27:02 pm
Great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it!
5/6/2018 11:47:35 pm
This sounds like it has a lot of twists to keep you interested!
5/9/2018 02:42:31 pm
Neat cover! Thanks for the chance.
5/12/2018 12:44:04 am
Sounds like a good read.
5/13/2018 06:52:10 pm
This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!
5/13/2018 10:41:16 pm
This looks like such a fun summer read, I think I'd really enjoy it! :) I love the cover as well!
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