The Viking’s Apprentice

Written by Kevin McLeod

What would you do if you discovered nothing was as you thought, and the fate of your friends, perhaps even the world was in your hands?

That’s the reality Peter must face in this award-winning middle Grade adventure, The Viking’s Apprentice.

Campbell’s Cove is a small town surrounded in mystery and intrigue. The history of the Cove tells us of dragons, trolls, goblins and the evil Master who stole children, livestock and, strangest of all, eggs from the Cove every year. Aided by the hideous monster, Tolldruck there seemed no stopping their evil plan.

That was until, centuries ago, a Viking warrior came to Campbell’s Cove and vowed to rid it of all evil, and claim the prize offered by the mysterious church elders. The Viking succeeded and everything returned to normal. The evil was gone, and Campbell’s Cove was safe again… Until now.

Voted #1 ‘Smart Novels to Read Your Kids’

When Peter and George visit Peter’s Granddad’s amazing mansion in Campbell’s Cove for the summer holidays they had no idea it would change their lives forever. Deep beneath them in the caves of the Cove an evil has returned, an evil which threatens to destroy everything they believed to be true about the world.

Peter must learn who he really is, and what he must do to save the children of the Cove. Together with George and his Granddad they go on an adventure that reveals secrets, test friendships and confronts their biggest fears. Can Peter save the children? Can the Master be stopped? Find out in The Viking’s Apprentice.

Author Interview

So, what makes the Viking’s Apprentice series so special?
It’s a number of things that have come together and worked out very well. I wanted to write children’s books that reminded me of the classics children’s best sellers when I was young. I loved the Eyes of the Dragon, by Stephen King and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. These were stories that were written for younger readers with a more grown up approach. The Viking’s Apprentice series mirrors this and takes children on a fantasy adventure they will never forget.
The classic good versus evil battle that runs through the series is something readers have really loved. I also get a lot of positive comments about the fast paced nature of the adventure. All 4 books take place over the course of about a week.
The fact that we have young heroes, both boys and girls, throughout the fantasy series gives readers someone to relate to.
Why should readers give your books a try?
The Viking’s Apprentice is an original adventure story for children, and older readers, that takes them on an unforgettable journey. It brings in magic, dragons, witches and of course Viking’s into a modern day setting that will have readers turning the pages and asking for just one more chapter before lights out.
The readers at Goodreads have voted The Viking’s Apprentice No. 1 in Smart novels to read to your kids, Books for Boys who Hate Reading and Scottish Fiction. When you consider those lists include Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Enders game, Percy Jackson and other great stories it’s an amazing endorsement.
The series has also scored 23 genre number 1’s across Amazon best seller lists. When The Viking’s Apprentice was made free for 24 hours it was downloaded 26000 times making it the most downloaded children’s kindle book in the world that day.
What formats can we buy the books in?
You can buy the books through Amazon on Kindle, paperback and audio book. Amazon are now selling the series as a box set. Check out my Amazon author page for details.
Thank you to all my readers!

The Viking’s Apprentice Series eBook categories:

Children’s eBooks Fairy tales, folk tales and Myths > Norse
Children’s eBooks Literature and fiction
Children’s eBooks genre Best sellers
Children’s eBooks fantasy and magic
Children’s eBooks sword and sorcery


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