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Ranger Nader & The Sunstruck Phantom by Kam Karem


Ranger inherits the title of "Forest Keeper," a magic ax, and the family feud with Gilgamesh of Epic fame. The crazy demigod-king has returned to destroy the Forest and the world and Ranger has to stop him.

Long Listed by The Green Earth Book Awards and a Finalist in the NIEA, IAN & Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

'If Harry Potter were a Lebanese-American teen in the future, descended from Ancient Phoenicians, the plot for “Ranger Nader” would be the perfect blend of these stories.' BookLifePrize.

'Five Stars! A superbly plotted magical adventure, stylishly and flamboyantly written.' The Wishing Shelf.

What Our Readers Think

This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: Ranger Nader & The Sunstruck Phantom
Author: Kam Karem

Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 15
Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 8/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 9/10
Of the 15 readers:
14 would read another book by this author.
13 thought the cover was good or excellent.
13 felt it was easy to follow.
14 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 9 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.
Of all the readers, 6 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’.
15 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
14 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers’ Comments
‘I loved this adventure story. It was exciting and run to read. I will try to find other books by this author.’ Boy, aged 11
‘The best character was Ranger. I loved his axe. He was brave and clever. I understood all of this book and I liked that so much happened. There were also a lot of twists I didn’t see coming. Good book.’ Girl, aged 12
‘An excellent book for a class reader for 11 yr olds. The characters are relatable, the writing style is accessible, and the adventure is well-plotted. The children in my class enjoyed it very much.’ Male teacher, aged 60
‘I think the author did a good job at describing the setting. Also, the characters were interesting and fun to follow on the adventure. Amazing picture on the cover too!’ Boy, aged 12

To Sum It Up:
‘A twisting, turning adventure perfect for 11 year old and up. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

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