Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall is the debut novel of
teen author J. R. King! J.R. King's twelve-year-old antihero turned
hero, Arianna Kelt, is a reformed thief and wizard seer. Now you
wouldn't think being a wizard seer would be such a big deal, but it
is a big deal to the Wizards of Skyhall. For you see, those
particular wizards are sworn to protect the citizens of Earth from
all the things they shouldn't know about--namely wizards, warlocks,
and all the creatures of the magical realms that no humans should
Certainly Arianna would like to blame all her troubles on
donuts--the vile, corrupting food that has caused her problems more
than once--but she couldn't. Well, not quite. The truth was she got
nabbed sneaking a piece of cherry cobbler, and just when she thought
her luck was running out, she saw the wizard, and of course, seeing
the wizard got her into a whole new barrel of problems.
Full of humor, action, and adventure, you'll be rolling on the floor
with laughter, sitting on the edge of your seat, and turning pages
so fast the Law Gnomes will be out to get you too. Enter Skyhall and
become a wizard if you dare!
About the Author
J R King completed writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of
Skyhall" when he was 12. He spent the next several years finding a
publisher and working to perfect the novel. He is now at work on "Arianna
Kelt and the Renegades of Time." "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of
Skyhall" is being published all over the world and is being
translated into multiple languages.
Notes From the Publisher
We knew "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" was a very
special book as soon as we read it. We were even more amazed when we
found out the author at the time was only 12 years old. This is a
great story full of humor, action, and adventure, and a story that
will you'll remember long after you finish it. We invite you to read
"Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall" and see for yourself why
publishers all around the world are so excited about this book.
Notes From the Author
I've always loved reading. My favorite books are filled with
humor, action, and adventure. I've been writing stories and reading
them to friends and in school for as long as I can remember. When I
was in the fourth grade I started writing even more stories, and my
teacher encouraged me to write a book. I started several books, but
it wasn't until I started writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of
Skyhall" that I really put my heart into it. "Arianna Kelt and the
Wizards of Skyhall" is the first book in the Wizards of Skyhall
I finished writing the book when I was twelve. My sixth-grade
teacher encouraged me to try to get it published. I tried and tried
and in six months time I had several interested publishers, but the
problem was they didn't know I was a kid. When I got another letter
from a local publisher, I decided to tell them I was only twelve.
They were so nice that that's the publisher I decided to have as my
publisher. The publisher worked with me for over a year on the book.
My whole point in writing "Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall"
was to create the kind of book that I loved reading. I wanted it to
be a really good book, and I worked very hard to make sure it had
everything I think makes a good book. I hope when you read it you
think it's cool. If I've succeeded, I hope you'll spread the word.
Tell your friends.
My favorite part of the book is how the wizards protect the people
of earth from all the bad things, and how the wizards can step
through portals to travel to other worlds and dimensions. I like how
Arianna was a bad kid who becomes a force for good. As I wrote about
Arianna, Meilan, Ranth, and all the rest, they became like good
friends. The growing friendship between Arianna, Meilan, and Ranth
is strong and an important part of the story.
I hope you like the wizarding universe I created. I tried to make it
as real and complex as our own with strange new worlds and places to
visit around every corner.