I’m reminded of this song I used to sing in Sunday School, but sing “I’m on The King’s Highway”!
Debut Days never get old! October 1, 2015 brings a new series and book number ten that I’ve released in 2015; available in print or eBook formats!
The King’s Highway is book one of a new trilogy –Days of Dread–by Christian author Caryl McAdoo. Classified as a mid-grade dystopia, it’s written to bolster the faith of young believers that in all circumstances, God is with them and watching over them and will keep, guide and provide for them through the terrible days such as the world has never known.
This is a story of survival. It’s…well here, rather than me telling you, let me share a review or four 🙂
The King’s Highway is a C. S. Lewis-type story, using symbolisms of the Bible. I loved the book! Loved the characters’ personalities! It held my interest, and I didn’t want to proof, just to read for enjoyment. It has just enough building to the climaxes with their adventure along the King’s Highway, with added depth that keeps the reader pondering about God, Jesus, and angels. –Lenda Selph, a New Boston, Texas proofreader and lover of good books
Oh my dear Caryl!! Thank you so much for sending me a copy of The King’s Highway! As you know I devour books and I can’t remember when I have enjoyed reading one as much as this one. If I really like a book, I can read it in a day. I read this book twice in two days. I couldn’t quit reading. It has to be right up there with my all-time favorite books. If anyone is thinking they won’t read this book because it is labeled mid-grade, I would encourage them to reconsider. You will miss a blessing. Anyone who is reading age from the mid grades to senior citizens (that’s me) will love this book. The characters in the book are delightful. I was right in the story with them following them all the way from their home in Irving to Red River County, anticipating every danger. A fun, fun book!! –Louise Koiner, a Clarksville, Texas beta reader
“The King’s Highway” by Caryl McAdoo begins with a normal morning for three school age children. As their mother leaves for work and they get ready to head off to school, the unthinkable happens throwing their world into a tailspin like a jumbo jet falling from the sky. Assisted by a dog and an old man, the three siblings seek safety with relatives in the country. As their two week journey takes them through experiences no children should encounter, they begin to wonder if they will make it to their destination. After recent events, is there no safe place left on earth? This first novel in the Days of Dread Trilogy fits the mid-grade classification in that the chief characters are mid-grade children. It is so much more than a dystopian story since it fits so well into the quest genre. Just as C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” are much more children’s novels in that they are dearly loved and read by adults worldwide, even so “The King’s Highway” takes the adult reader hostage and keeps them enthralled to the very end, a point when they will want more story. This book is so well written and edited that the critical eye of this reviewer found not one typo or mistake. For sure, every detail in the world Caryl McAdoo depicts fits perfectly with the projected future environment after another world war. It is to be dearly hoped that the author isn’t being prophetic in the scenario depicted in this book. Here’s looking forward to the next book “The Sixth Trumpet” due out hopefully before the Lord returns. I read this story in an advanced reader copy and am under no obligation to provide a positive review. –Cassandra Wessel, multi-published author and avid reader
I loved the story! The Kings Highway is an extraordinary view of how one teen reacts when placed with the responsibility of caring for his siblings as all chaos breaks lose in his town. Airplanes have fallen out of the sky and all electrical usage is no longer available. Jackson is left with no other choice than to travel with his siblings from their apartment to the grandparents’ house over 100 miles away. Jackson, questions his beliefs due to the events that take place. Loved the storyline! The book will keep you intrigued up until the last page and excited for the next book to come out. This series is unique, creative and well thought out. –J. Raymond, a Jackson, Michigan reader
Jackson watched him disappear then turned his attention to Al. “So, what’s your story? You a pampered rich kid or what?”
The guy ducked his head then lifted one shoulder in a rather half hearted gesture. “Others might enlist me into such a category during earlier times, but any pampering or wealth unquestionably vanished five days ago with the EMP.”
McKenzie almost choked, coughing and gagging. “The what? Are you saying that you know what happened?”
“Yes, ma’am, certainly. In my estimation, an EMP is the only logical explanation as to why everything electronic ceased to function at precisely the same time.”
Cooper held his head back, mouth wide, ketchup packet open and hanging over his pie hole. “What’s empty got to do with anything?” He then squeezed the whole packet of red condiment, and it dropped in globs between his lips. He then tossed in a sardine.
Al put on quite a superior I-can’t-believe-you-didn’t-get-it expression. “Cooper, E-M-P. You know. It’s Starfish Prime all over again.”
Right back, McKenzie gave him one of those stop-being-a-smart-alec looks Jackson knew so well. “Good grief, lighten up, Einstein. He’s only nine! Now how about you tell us exactly what you’re talking about. Except this time, leave out the riddles and sea creatures. What do those initials stand for?”
“Acronym. They’re an acronym for Electromagnetic Pulse. Someone must have set off a nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere, probably somewhere over Kansas—at least that’s the logical place. I can only presume the outage extends coast to coast. Nothing else makes sense.”
I just know you’re going to fall in love with the dog, a Great Pyrenees named Boggs who loves the siblings running for their lives. Jackson (15), McKenzie (13) and Cooper (9) are on foot, traveling from their home in Irving, Texas to their grandparents’ in Northeast Texas. They pickup a few extra travelers on their way. I hope you love them all!
BIO: Award winning author debuts her new Christian mid-grade, book one in the Days of Dread Trilogy THE KING’S HIGHWAY. The prolific, bestselling novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.