Genre: Fantasy, Historical Romance, Young Adult

For Fans Of

"A Knight's Tale," "Robin Hood," "Hunger Games," "Harry Potter," and John Flanagan's "The Ranger's Apprentice."

Book Summary

Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.

Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.

At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.

This modern-day, medieval-alternate-world is spell-binding. Laced with bullies and honorable crooks, this book sucks you in, tickles your fancy, and then spits you out wanting more. Fans are calling it: "rip-roaring," "compelling," and "enchanting to the last page."



"Swashbuckling medieval adventure with a twist, Archer has the feel of an epic saga in the making. Definitely deserving of a place on your bookshelf, it is highly recommended." -- BookViral

"Archer is a boy after my own heart. A little shy, wickedly clever (when words are necessary), and loyal to the bone. I think the best part of this book is how human and endearing all the characters are." -- JD Faulkner, Author of Mirrored Time

"Jacky has nailed the character of a medieval archer and the books are a thrilling blend of action and rich historical detail." -- Kevin Hicks, Professional Archer

"Although targeting a teen boy audience, this story felt just right for me too. If you have a Hunger Games fan in the house, this book can--using a fun story--enhance their knowledge of the lost art of bowmaking!" -- L.A. Rikand, Author of Girl, the Reaper

"Dashing sword fights, arrows that find their mark, a destiny to be fulfilled and a host of unforgettable characters. Well conceived, vividly rendered and, whilst not particularly long, there’s an economy to Gray’s prose that encourages the imagination to find full form whilst she weaves a delightful web of intrigue." -- BookViral


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About the Author

Jacky Gray's first career was engineering and after 23 years writing software for telephone exchanges, she spent 10 years teaching children, occasionally introducing them to the joy of mathematics. She still teaches part time when not roaming the country researching or signing books amid Faeries, Witches and Knights in Shining Armour. But her favourite are the Vikings and Pirates. It's a hard life, but someone's gotta do it.

She lives in the English Midlands with her husband and three children, where she enjoys all live entertainment, watches a lot of movies and some great TV shows like Merlin, Robin Hood, Dr Who, and Being Human. She also listens to a lot of Journey and Queen and reads (apologies to the adverb police) voraciously, especially Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Cornelia Funke, Michelle Paver, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling. But her favourite author will always be the master of history, Bernard Cornwall.

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