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Fantasy Books for Teens 2022 by Bruce Goldwell

Bruce Goldwell

Epic Fantasy writer Bruce Goldwell has announced the release of 2 new middle-grade and young adult fantasy novels – Starfighters Defending Earth and Dragon Keepers V: Warlock.

Starfighters Defending Earth

The Earth is about to be attacked. The first battles are about to be fought, and the war for Earth's future is just about to begin. Whoever wins will determine the fate of humanity. When the fate of humankind depends on the bravery of teenagers, you need a team you can count on. The fate of the world is in their hands.

“Starfighters is a new teen sci-fi fantasy series. Destined to be the next big hit for sci-fi book fans. This fantasy book series is somewhere in between The Last Starfighter and Star Wars. Are you ready for a space adventure book that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat?”

When an alien force, known as the Thrall, is about to attack Earth, a group of teens from around the world are assembled to defend it.

No one can stand in the way of Billy Bronson and his dream of becoming the best starfighter pilot in the civilized world. He's laser-focused and determined to make it to the top. In a world where everyone is a potential competitor, this is not easy. But what makes Billy's quest even harder is that he lives--and goes to school--in one of the outlying planets where they still haven't been connected to beings from other worlds. That’s about to change.

Billy Bronson is obsessed with Starfighter, the Virtual Reality game that makes you feel like you are piloting your Starfighter. As is every teenager in the civilized world. When he completes a time-sensitive mission in second place, he is surprised to see that he is invited to Nevada to compete to be ranked one of the best Starfighters in the entire world.

But, when Billy gets there, all is not what it seems, Billy realizes that the alien known simply as Harvey has taken it upon himself to train up his group of Starfighters on Earth, without the permission or the consent of the Galactic Federation. He cannot let innocent people die. The way he has managed to do this covertly is by implementing Starfighter training into the hit game Starfighters.

With the help of Harvey, a member of the Galactic Council, will a small group of rag-tag teens be able to stop the Thrall from destroying the earth?

Starfighters Defending Earth is a YA space fantasy with a teen romance for young adults and is Book One of The Starfighters Book Series.

This sci-fi fantasy series with a group of young teens from around the world obscures the lines between epic fantasy and sci-fi adventures. When two teens from opposite sides of the world experience a seemingly love at first sight encounter, this space adventure includes a friends-to-lovers romance for YA readers.

** The Starfighters book series is a collaboration between the authors, Bruce Goldwell and Lace Brunsden, based on a Movie Treatment written by Goldwell called Star Knights. The treatment was 1st registered with the Screen Writers Guild around the year 2000. The treatment was based on a story that Goldwell came up with while he was homeless. The Starfighters book series is a science fantasy space series with a group of teen heroes that features epic fantasy adventures in space, a dynamic space battle, sibylline space settings, innocent romance, and all set in a galactic realm at the center of the known Universe. **

Dragon Keepers Series

Being a part of the Magi brethren in the last series, ‘Dragon Keepers IV’, to save his beloved Aeem, Merlin must now accomplish the quest that he is assigned before the next full moon. In book V, Merlin will face the most terrifying evil Warlock who imprisoned Aeem and is driven to kill her, to obtain his power. Will the evil Warlock kill his love? Read the book Dragon Keepers V: Warlock.

The book will take you to a fantasy world; a world with dragons, wizards, witches, pirates, an evil warlock, and many others. Readers will be thrilled with how Merlin passes some of the extreme tasks that no magician ever could.

How the Fantasy Series Started?

Dragon Keepers is a popular fantasy genre book series written by Bruce Goldwell. The plot started with an evil sorceress, Lady Oer, who wanted to enter the valley of dragons to kill the mightiest dragon on earth. The witch was once a member of the royal family in the largest kingdom of the land, she desired to become the most powerful witch in the world and overrun every kingdom of that land, but it was only possible in one way. She would have to find the secret entrance of the valley and kill the mightiest and wisest of all dragons.

The main character here is Merlin the Magician, a white-haired wizard and the most powerful magician ever to exist. In book I, Merlin is turning 13 years old which allows him to become an official dragon keeper.

Through the adventure of Merlin, he meets the last Unicorn (a mythological animal) on earth which is dying, to save its life he must travel to the world where Unicorns come from and find the delavae plant to cure the Unicorn. The dragon fantasy series sets a bundle of adventures including, sorcery, witches, fantasy, pirates, and an evil warlock. This fantasy novel consists of seven books in total, five of them are available on Amazon, the remaining two are mysteries.

The Aim Behind the Fantasy Series

The author has a very wise intention for choosing the fantasy world, a fantasy genre illustrates a gateway to stories and imagination that is beyond the narrow convention of this known world. The series will certainly allow the readers to escape from the reality and get back to the world of mystery. Through the characters, readers often find crisis, inequality, pain, and loss, those issues are valid and challenging ones that we are confronted with in our real world, whether as individuals or socially. More importantly, using the fantasy world, the author tries to engage more connectivity with those issues and instruct how to avoid them in a realistic setting.

Bruce Goldwell intends to deliver a strong message to the readers without confronting their personal prejudice throughout the fantasy novel, it’s a way to develop readers’ sentimentality, especially the young generation. The fantasy series implies that there is an expectation unfulfilled, things still to do, or some places still to go and this will create a possibility to deconstruct stereotypes and re-evaluate what we think to be our limitations of this world.

The Targeted Readers

It is definite that fantasy attracts readers of all ages, but Dragon Keepers is mainly aimed at youngsters. The characters, voices, plots of dragon keepers, sentence structure, and vocabulary, as well as chapters, everything is focused on middle-grade and young adults. That absolutely does not mean that other ages people don’t find it interesting.

The writer’s interest in young adults is because he believes that encouraging an active fantasy and curiosity in children’s minds will help them to develop problem-solving skills, and nurture their creativity, that’s the key intent of this series.

Each book of the series teaches a different success principle to help young readers learn important life skills. Through the young character Merlin the Magician, readers will know how to lose their worst fears, and how to tackle their responsibilities. Inciting youth’s curiosity and imagination by exploring realms of wonder and speculative fiction will ensure the development of essential skills and be perfect in the real world.

Why should You Love This Fantasy Series?

Everyone loves magic at least a little. In their lives that’s the reason magic, fairy tales still exist. Everyone has problems in their lives, struggling to find solutions in real life, but it does have in a fantasy world.

One of the most obvious thing readers will find from the series is seeing the world in different ways, experimenting with different views, and finding solutions from the adventure of Merlin the Magician.

About the Author

The journey of Bruce Goldwell did not start so happily compared with other writers, he was homeless for 10 long years. During that time, he used to visit bookstores to read self-development books written by famous authors like Bob Proctor, Brian Tracy, and many others. After reading these books, he wished he had learned these success principles when he was young.

Goldwell envisioned writing a story where readers of all ages could learn important life lessons through fantasy, mystery, and magic. People, especially the young age generation, love dragons and magic and for that reason, the author has decided to write a story with dragons along with fairies, witches, elfins, and other magical creatures. The author wanted to share what he has learned and was to the young readers ( middle grade and adults) so they would never end up being homeless.

“Sometimes life teaches us amazing lessons and winning is not always what it seems. Winning is in the eye of the beholder. I feel that helping others is one of my missions in life. Whether I become rich or not is not important to me. My goal is to help make the world a better place. I believe helping others helps make this a better world,” Bruce Goldwell said.

Bruce will be continuing to offer Dragon Keepers as an independent author through the publishing services of Amazon. Because of Ruth and Frank’s belief in Bruce’s mission to help young readers learn success principles via the Dragon Keepers series, he is going to continue to offer his books online to honor the two people that believed in him and the mission of the books.

Praise for the Dragon Keepers Series

As soon as there is a dragon in the story, it’s a fantasy! More than anything, the dragon is an iconic creature of the fantasy series “Dragon Keepers”.

“It is not an easy task to break into a young reader’s imagination successfully. The Dragon Keepers series has the right combination to break into the readers’ minds and leave a lasting impression; adventure from the get-go with a well thought out provoked sense of urgency and suspense by the author’s word choices, well-defined description of the whimsical environments, and the characters within them. Once again, the adventure runs high with the storyline following Merlin and his companions. Definitely one for the bookshelf of a young reader ready for suspense and adventure”. – V.Kimbal, reader

“This is a novel of good and evil, treachery and betrayal with strange twists and turns painted against the dream-like landscape of dragons. Magical action and emotions swirl when Merlin the Dragon keeper enters the scene. With the fire and action of a dragon’s breath, Merlin faces his dark, shadowy enemy. And eventually Black patch, pirates, and others. Thrilling fiery magical action and adventure”. Howard Lipman, reader

“Many Robin Hobb fans despise this series, but I actually adore it. This is the fifth part of the dragon’s story, which began in Live Ships. Once again, outstanding! Although it isn’t my favorite Hobb book, I did love the great world-building and character development in this one! The book’s strongest feature is its cast of characters. Hobb has the capacity to elicit a wide range of feelings in you for his characters, even loathing for some” DREATIVE CO, reader.

The Dragon Keepers series is becoming a popular novel among children and young adults. Fantasy made the impossible possible and the best way to escape reality is fantasy also, fantasy helps youngsters to comprehend reality. It helps to understand things that happened in real life. Readers will be able to deal with issues from the stories that they learned.

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