Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard by E.G. Carter Selected For The Second Round of the Coveted Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest
First Book in the Carlousia Series For Young Adults, Book Is One of 1000 Entries To Advance To Second Stage Of Award Contest.
- Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) February 28, 2012 - Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard, a critically acclaimed young adult book by E.G. Carter has been selected for the second round of the coveted Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. The book advances to the second round of the contest. It is one of 1000 entries to move to this second round, out of 5,000 books. Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard is the first book in the new young adult fantasy series by E. G. Carter. The book also stands on its own as a complete story. The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest reviews new novels in two categories - general fiction and young adult fiction. The second round will narrow entries down to 250 contestants within the young adult fiction category. The winner will ultimately receive a contract with Penguin Group, one of the contest's sponsors. Other sponsors in addition to Penguin Group and Amazon are Publisher's Weekly and CreateSpace.
"I am very honored that Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard has advanced to the second stage of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest," said E.G. Carter. "The book resonates with young adults seeking a fantasy adventure, and it teaches lessons in friendship and loyalty. I look forward to the book advancing throughout the contest process and showing all readers their own ability to obtain their goals."
In Carlousia, readers meet Eddie Caskett. Eddie is filled with relief. The worries of moving into a new neighborhood, making friends, and starting a new school have been weighing him down. But after spending just a few minutes with the kids of Drayton Woods, Eddie realizes that the adventurous summer he was hoping for might just happen after all. Eddie hopes all the fun he anticipates will ease the pain of knowing his grandfather is dying.
With his last bit of strength before he passes away, Eddie's grandfather whispers that he has left something for Eddie in his barn-and that the tall tales he has been telling Eddie for years are true. With the help of a magic bracelet he finds inside a secret hole in the barn, Eddie and his two new friends, Dan and Scotty, enter a portal where they are suddenly thrust into roles guarding the world of Carlousia. With one slip or miscalculation, they realize the balance of time and a legacy will be gone, and evil will destroy Carlousia and their homes back in Drayton Woods. Now the boys must conquer fear, outwit predators, unfold betrayal, and overthrow evil in a world different from their own-all while pretending everything is normal at home.
The book is an extraordinary adventure with three boys taking a wild, coming-of-age journey that intertwines risk, honor, loyalty, and the kind of danger that unfortunately may lead to unimaginable loss of one of their own. It is expected to compete and surpass such popular young adult series as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.
About the Author
E.G. Carter earned his B.S. at the University of Georgia. He is a successful sales executive, entrepreneur and storyteller. Determined to show his two sons that they can succeed in the goals they set, he overcame his own hurdle, dyslexia, and brings us an exciting epic adventure.
Additional information on Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard may be obtained at www.carlousia.com