Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot is a thought-provoking book. Eighteen-year-old King Lance of New Camelot is working with his knights to make the world a better place for the children of the future. With so many things polluting Earth, Lance and many other kids are worried about the future of the planet. If pollution continues as it has been, then the Earth of the future will be hard to live on.
Lance and his knights are trying to find ways to make everyone work together to put a stop to this contamination. They propose some new laws to Congress that would help stop a lot of the pollution. However, this will not be easy; the people who are making the most money from businesses releasing harmful toxins into the atmosphere are out to stop them by any means necessary. Will Lance and his knights make it to Congress to propose these new laws, or will Lance's life be threatened? Find out in Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot!
I really enjoyed Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot. I enjoyed how the author, Michael J. Bowler, was able to turn issues like global warming and pollution into a storyline that was action-packed and fun to read. I also liked the knights’ motto: do what is right rather than what is easy. If more people lived that way, then maybe pollution wouldn’t have become so bad in the first place.
A part in the book that I really liked was when Lance had to save Billy. He had to make a pretty big sacrifice for him, but it ultimately furthered their goals.
At times, I felt the book lost me and the action slowed a bit. It would have held my interest better in those parts if the pace had stayed consistent.
This is a stand-alone book, but there are five other books in The Knight Cycle series. I would recommend this book to students ages 11 and up, as well as to anyone who has read the other books in this series.