J R King completed writing "Arianna Kelt
and the Wizards of Skyhall" when he was 12. He spent the next year and a half
finding a publisher and working to perfect the novel. His book was published in
2006 when he was just 14 years old. He is now at work on "Arianna Kelt and the
Renegades of Time."
From the Author
I've always loved reading. My favorite books are filled with humor, action, and
adventure. I've been writing stories and reading them to friends and in school
for as long as I can remember. When I was in the fourth grade I started writing
even more stories, and my teacher encouraged me to write a book. I started
several books, but it wasn’t until I started writing "Arianna Kelt and the
Wizards of Skyhall" that I really put my heart into it. "Arianna Kelt and the
Wizards of Skyhall" is the first book in the Wizards of Skyhall trilogy.
I finished writing the book when I was twelve. My sixth-grade teacher encouraged
me to try to get it published. I tried and tried and in six months time I had
several interested publishers, but the problem was they didn’t know I was a kid.
When I got another letter from a local publisher, I decided to tell them I was
only twelve. They were so nice that that’s the publisher I decided to have as my
publisher. The publisher worked with me for over a year on the book.
My whole point in writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" was to
create the kind of book that I loved reading. I wanted it to be a really good
book, and I worked very hard to make sure it had everything I think makes a good
book. I hope when you read it you think it’s cool. If I’ve succeeded, I hope
you’ll spread the word. Tell your friends.
My favorite part of the book is how the wizards protect the people of earth from
all the bad things, and how the wizards can step through portals to travel to
other worlds and dimensions. I like how Arianna was a bad kid who becomes a
force for good. As I wrote about Arianna, Meilan, Ranth, and all the rest, they
became like good friends. The growing friendship between Arianna, Meilan, and
Ranth is strong and an important part of the story.
I hope you like the wizarding universe I created. I tried to make it as real and
complex as our own with strange new worlds and places to visit around every
J R King
About the Book
Don't miss the exciting debut of teen
author J. R. King. J R King completed writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of
Skyhall" when he was 12. The book was published when he was 14.
In the tradition of Artemis Fowl and Harry Potter, Arianna Kelt and the Wizards
of Skyhall is an amazing work of fantasy fiction full of action, adventure, and
humor. Perfect for the young and the young at heart.
From the moment Arianna Kelt sees a wizard, her life changes forever. For you
see, being a wizard seer is not a good thing because it means the law gnomes are
going to come after you and before you know it you're going to be on trial in
the People Court. Wizard seers everywhere beware!
"Full of humor and adventure. A recommended read for fans of Eragon, Artemis
Fowl, and Harry Potter." --The Bookshelf
"A delightful book by a young author with a promising future. Great things are
ahead for this young author. Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall gets our
--Evergreen Library System
"Along with an infusion of exciting high fantasy and humor, King creates a
setting that is detailed and complex enough to inspire many sequels. This highly
entertaining novel is certain to keep readers happily turning pages. Recommended
Reading." --Traman School of Arts
"King expresses the woes and adventures of Arianna Kelt with a deft hand. A
fresh and entertaining story by a gifted teen. Recommended Reading."
"The appealing and credible character at the heart of King's debut novel will
draw in readers, as she struggles to find her place in the world. This
fast-paced tale is as witty as it is charming. Librarian's Choice." --Waldorf
from Reagent Press and RP Audio!
Author: JR King
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Reagent Press
$18.95 US Hardcover