This summer, the world was introduced to my brand new fantasy series, Legends of Orkney! The Norse mythology-infused story of a 12-year-old boy who is anything but ordinary has fans across the country falling for book one, The Red Sun.
In addition to releasing the first novel in this six-book series, a new mobile game based on The Red Sun was also released. BattleKasters was toured around the country at seven different fan cons including Emerald City Comicon, C2E2, Denver Comic Con, Comic Con International in San Diego, and New York Comic Con.
But there’s even more to the story.
Now, in partnership with Pop Culture Classroom, I’m releasing The Red Sun Curriculum.
Completely aligned with Common Core guidelines, this new curriculum will give teachers the opportunity to introduce a modern fantasy series to students while staying in line with national standards.
At the core of my books, my game, and my literacy organization is the deep desire to get kids and teens excited about reading. This new curriculum does just that! Students will be able to enjoy the magic of the series while also gaining valuable insight into the process of reading with purpose.
Download the free curriculum and handout for The Red Sun now and get your students excited for their next assignment.
Sam Baron is about to get the shock of his life. First his substitute English teacher claims to have turned his old teacher into a lizard; then a strange dwarf named Rego arrives and claims Sam is from a magical realm called Orkney. When his friends are taken prisoner, it’s up to Sam to save them. Sam embarks on a journey to Orkney through a stonefire to find his friends―but when he arrives, he discovers that an ancient curse has turned the sun a poisonous red and threatens to destroy the land. With only a young witch girl to guide him, Sam must choose: save his friends, or stop the red sun from consuming the land? Drawing on Norse mythology, The Red Sun follows Sam’s journey to uncover the truth about his past―a journey during which he has to overcome the simmering anger inside of him, learn to channel his growing magical powers, and find a way to forgive the father who left him behind.