Nov 24, 2014

Paladin: Pawn

A review copy was provided

by Micahel D. Young

This book is FANTASTIC!

Rich is waiting for a package...(love this scene)

What he doesn't realize is that he already has two other packages lying on his dresser that are from his grandmother.

As he opens the first package he finds "a white chess pawn with his initials engraved on it."

As he opens the second package strange things happen and a dark voice calls out a challenge.

Rich is so confused and not sure what is going on~

Later that night his grandmother goes missing.

After days of searching Rich discovers an unusual mural at the back of his grandmother's closet.

And in front of that mural stands a chess board...Rich tentatively places his pawn on the table.

With that movement Rich "unwittingly becomes a Paladin, a white knight, in training."

The challenge has now begun...

Can Rich complete the four tasks given him before "his Nemesis, a dark knight in training," completes his.

Wait until you read what his tasks are and who is helping him and who it might be that is trying to destroy him.

So many FUN SCENES throughout the book! 
This one is for the whole family!

About the Author
Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governor’s University with degrees in German Teaching, Music, and Instructional Design. He puts his German to good use teaching online German courses for High School students.

Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons.

Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

He is the author of the novels The Canticle Kingdom Series, The Last Archangel Series, and now the Chess Quest Series. His also authors several web serials through He publishes anthologies for charity in his Advent Anthologies series. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mindflights, Meridian, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.


1. I am the oldest of eight children, and 17 years older than my youngest sibling.

2. I have lived for significant time on three continents: North American, Europe, and Asia.

3. I’m bilingual, speaking German and English.

4. My father was a pilot in the United States Air Force.

5. I have super flexible fingers—ask me to show you if I meet you.

6. I’ve appeared onstage in roles in over a dozen productions.

7. I’m a die-hard Dr. Who fan.

8. I like to write choral music.

9. I sing tenor II in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

10. I have a young son with Down Syndrome.


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