The Blood Guard

The Blood Guard

Book - 2014
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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, and 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 evildoers 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.
Publisher: UK : 2014. Scholastic,
UK : 2014. Scholastic,
ISBN: 9781407136998
Branch Call Number: YF ROY


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Jul 11, 2016

Was a great read although I did start to get a little annoyed during some parts but that might of been what the author was intending. Looking forward to reading book 2

LibraryK8 Jun 06, 2014

A great adventure book with just a hint of magic (running 40 mph is not normal) and plenty of intrigue and secret societies. Those who love illuminati theories will like this!


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LibraryK8 Jun 06, 2014

Ronan Truelove's mom may be a bit eccentric, always signing him up for outdoor survival classes, judo lessons, self-defense workshops, always keeping him busy. But she has crossed a line when she grabs him from school one day and tells him she is part of an ancient group called the Blood Guard and that his father has been kidnapped and they are under attack. After watching her perform impossible acts to get away from bad guys in suits, she gives Ronan a ticket for a train to DC and tells him to meet with her Blood Guard contact there.

But trouble follows Ronan into the train station, where he has to out-run more bad guys in suits (who seem to have impossible strength of their own), runs into an old childhood friend, and barely escapes with his life. Now Ronan has to find his parents, and discover what the Blood Guard it is, and exactly what it is they guard...before it is too late.

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