Book 4: Gifts from the Gods

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Book 4 begins where Book 3 ends.. Gordon and Grace relocate a reformed assassin on another planet. The children have adventures with the Gods and giants of long ago. Nick and Miranda acquire guardian angels of their own. Lucifer's Rod, the Golden Spear of Lugh and Nuada's Silver Sword all have a part to play in the children's mission to make the world a better place ... More

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About Robin Chambers

Once upon a time –a long time ago – I was born in Bootle (Liverpool 20) in the UK. There was a war on. Later, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis but instead was plunged into the maelstrom of inner city education. In the 1970s I wrote some stories for children to see if I could, and Penguin published them. I thought I would write something really good when I retired from teaching…
After fourteen years of headship in Hackney I came back up north in 1993 and met my wonderful wife Amy. We looked after my increasingly ill parents full-time until they didn’t need us to do it anymore, by which time the first of our two daughters was ready to go off to University and on to the first rung of the housing ladder. We did the sums and I went back to teaching…
In 2008 Amy and I set off for a life by the western shores of the Caribbean. It was only after I survived a murder attempt by three local thugs in November 2010 (skull crushed in two places, seventeen stitches in head wounds) that I realised how easy it is to die without accomplishing a cherished ambition.
So we came back to the UK and I set to work on “Myrddin’s Heir”: the epic story I will leave behind. It took three years to write the first four books - now in the Kindle Store at 99p each. Self-publishing means self-marketing, so here I am. Book 5 was published in April 2014 for the same price…
This is a story for bright children from 10–110 years of age. It’s longer than The L of the R, longer even than HP &… To finish it I need to live another 15 years. I’d like to finish it, because I know how it ends.

About the Series: Myrddin's Heir
The wizard Merlin (or Myrddin in Welsh) is fifteen hundred years old and in need of an heir. Gordon Bennett is born in Chester. He has special powers, and with them comes a mission: to make this strife-torn world a better place. His way is long and difficult, but he is never alone.

Also in Series: Myrddin's Heir


Review by: Jeanne Foguth on May 17, 2015 :
This quote seems to cover quite a bit of the theme: "they could respect difference between peoples. If they did that, the differences wouldn’t matter after a while...” I would love to live in a society like that, wouldn't you?
Indeed, our heroic children (Gordon, Grace, Nick and Miranda plus their alter-egos who may or may not be imaginary) are beset with many types of people as well as magical beings as they learn their lessons, both mortal and magical, but though the stakes keep getting harder, they are up to the task
While Gifts from the Gods could probably be read alone, I would recommend that it be read chronologically, as this will give the reader added depth and the first three books are great reads, too.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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