From the back cover:
Sydney Morgan is no wimp. A black belt in karate, her defensive moves help keep her tough even when her mom is diagnosed with cancer and her long-lost dad shows up to play nice guy. But when an unexpected gift transports her through space and time to the land of Zarahemla, Syd just might be in over her head.
The Forgotten Warrior was a very entertaining read. It was light and fun, and I enjoyed it immensely. I loved the fact that Syd is a strong female character. Kathi is a very talented writer and keeps the reader enthralled with her creative plot lines and dramatic characterization. From the very beginning, I felt that I knew Syd and sympathized with her character.
At the beginning of each chapter there are snippets from a male character's point of view. I enjoyed them and thought they were a positive addition to the story, however, the font they were printed in was a little distracting.
Also, knowing nothing about karate, it was hard for me to picture the karate moves described throughout the book. In addition, I felt the author explained a bit too much to the reader. Some of the explanations detracted from the story. But overall, it was a very intriguing and fun story to read. I'm excited to read the next installment.
You can purchase The Forgotten Warrior here.
Kathi Oram Peterson is holding a Latter-Day Stripling Warrior Contest. You can nominate a youth girl or boy between the ages of 8-18 to be Latter-Day Stripling Warriors simply by writing down a kind deed or deeds that the youth has done. The entry forms can be found at http://www.kathiorampeterson.com/ under "Events", fill it out and mail it in. Each entry will receive a certificate that says, "_____ is a Latter-day Stripling Warrior." It will be signed by Kathi and the three of the heroes in the book. The grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.com.