I am glad to share Aldo Fynn’s first Prince Iggy book today here in the Land of 1000 Wonders! I love the cover.
Title: Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer
Author: Aldo Fynn
Publisher: BOA Press LLC
Release Date: November 2013
Length: 172 pages
Series?: Prince Iggy series
Genre: Children’s Literature/MG, Fantasy
Source: Mother Daughter Book Tours
All Iggy Rose wants is for the kids at the Naysayer Academy to like him, and one special girl in particular. But instead, he gets teased and taunted. Every day, he eats alone in the cafeteria and gets beaten up after school on the playground. But when a cruel prank leads to Iggy’s escape from the academy, a wild, unimaginable adventure begins.
Why is King Naysayer offering a hefty reward for Iggy’s capture? When Iggy joins forces with an eclectic cast of characters, he discovers the answer. But before he can escape from the kingdom of Naysayer, Iggy must first reclaim what is rightfully his. Does this sad, lonely boy have the courage to battle the biggest school bully, a mean headmistress, and a greedy, cruel king? Will Iggy finally believe in himself and discover his true destiny?
This book is a wonderful journey, and a great children’s read. It’s all about a boy, a boy named Iggy. He is a student at the Naysayer Academy in the Kingdom of Naysayer…and it’s unlike any kingdom I’ve ever read about or seen in film. In the Kingdom on Naysayer, the king is indulged in a way as old as time: threats.
The king has a Tower of Torture that he heralds at every opportunity, and all follow in his stead to keep the king hopping happy, especially the Naysayer Academy headmistress, Miss Spitfire.
Iggy is the runt of Naysayer Academy, picked on by all, especially his roommate Teddy. But after a disastrous visit from the king, and the loss of one of Iggy’s personal items, Iggy is tormented by his schoolmates – moreso than usual.
Iggy is stuck in a rather odorous place, with no way and no hope of getting out, and a stranger appears. It seems Iggy is more than just the runt of Naysayer Academy, or so this stranger says, but it will take a band of good people to prove such.
By the end of the book, Iggy has gained a considerable amount of confidence and bravery, compared to the Naysayer Academy runt he started out as. A great read with quite an adventure: a captain, a professor, a poet, and a magician (of sorts), a white elephant, a band of rats…and the constant threat of unheard of tortures!
*****About the Author*****
Aldo Fynn enjoys writing wacky, fantastical stories. Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is his debut novel. It’s the first book in theAdventures of Prince Iggy Series. He’s also written two wacky, laugh-out-loud picture books. He lives under his desk and promises he won’t come out until Book 3 in the series is complete. Which is a shame because his desk is based in Los Angeles, where it’s sunny and 70 degrees most of the year.
There are TWO #25 Amazon gift cards (or PayPal cash) and copies of the books up for grabs in this giveaway.