The Blood Guard
The Blood Guard
The Blood Guard
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove’s seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure—thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive. Now all those after-school activities—gymnastics, judo, survival training—she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure—dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he’s never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom’s last words of advice: Trust no one. That’s a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan’s not ordinary at all.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Blood Guard is an interesting novel that gets right into the action. It starts out with Evelyn Ronan Truelove and it explains how he hates his girly name. The day came when his mom decided he needed to learn to fight. On the last day of school, his mom picked him up from school early and informed him that his dad was kidnapped.  Evelyn encounters many new associates along his action packed adventure while he is trying to defeat the bend sinister.

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