New book: Stanley Brambles and the Lost City, by: Owen SPendlove

New Teen Adventure Stanley Brambles and the Lost City takes young readers on a magical journey thanks to author Owen Spendlove.
Pacific Book Review
Pacific Book Review
LOS ANGELES - Jan. 22, 2016 - PRLog -- Forget Harry Potter, hero Stanley Brambles is back and he’s embarked on a new adventure in Stanley Brambles and the Lost City.

It’s the second book in author Owen Spendlove's Stanley Brambles series and it picks up where Stanley Brambles and the Pirate’s Treasure left off.

Readers are back with Stanley, 13, in his quiet town of East Stodgerton where not much ever happens – well nearly. On top of the daily boredom, Stanley is a teen suffering from the usual issues any 8th grader goes through from puppy love to bullying.

But what places Stanley in the unique column is his ongoing dreams – or in this case – nightmares that he’s been having about a giant, floating crystal.  Spendlove says Stanley’s dream, though, is quite literal (and it may not even originate in his own mind. Something to think about).

“He definitely does have to get to the crystal, and an entire continent’s worth of danger stands in his way. Still though, even after reaching it, the reason for his need to see the crystal isn’t entirely clear. Not yet, anyway,” Spendlove says.

Lucky for readers, Stanley and his friends begin another magical journey but this time it takes them from the jungles of Verduria on Terra to the legendary city of Quetzal’Khan.

“Owen Spendlove has an exceptional talent for storytelling. He takes a subject every child dreams of, going on a wild adventure, and brings it to life for Stanley. Owen captivates his audience from start to finish. He has a humorous style of writing that is entertaining and engaging. Owen writes an action packed story that is light hearted in nature,” says Pacific Book Reviewer Jenn Weiss.

“Too often teen novels have the characters speaking and acting well beyond their years, but that is not the case with Owen’s work; the kids in this book are actually kids.”

In between Stanley’s nightmares and hunting for the crystal, he tackles those stressful teen issues with gusto. Spendlove expertly weaves the magic of this adventure with those everyday teen pangs beautifully.

Spendlove wanted the second installment of Stanley’s adventures to revolve around the search for not treasure, but a weapon (or is it?) and this weapon would be an ancient artifact housed in the Lost City.

“The idea of a heroic adventurer blazing a trail into a savage wilderness and discovering the wonders of some lost city swallowed by the jungle is very exciting and romantic, but not very realistic. For Stanley and his friends, though, I think the idea worked well!” he says.

Stanley Brambles and the Lost Cityis geared toward children ages 10 to 14. If you want to get your kids away from the video games for a while have them pick up a copy of Stanley Brambles and the Lost City.


About the Author

Owen Spendlove loves to read, and is a rabid fan of fantasy and science fiction, and his writing career can be traced all the way back to his fourth-grade creative writing class, when he completed his first sci-fi epic, Planet of the Slugs. It was six pages long, and not very good.

Since that time, Spendlove has refined his craft, and has set out to make his mark on the world of young adult fantasy.  He currently lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his fiancée and their pug, Lily.

Title: Stanley Brambles and the Lost City

Author: Owen Spendlove

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 978-1-4917-7866-1

Pages: 367

Genres: Young adult, fantasy, action/adventure

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble’s, iUniverse and all other online booksellers.

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