New Young Adult Novel Introduces Engaging Cast of Characters

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E. G. Carter releases new novel, Carlousia: The Passing of the Guard

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Stories of young men coming of age are as varied as the young characters themselves. From Madeleine L'Engle's “A Wrinkle in Time” to Lois Lowry’s “The Giver”, teen fantasy writers have taken their young heroes from Camazotz to utopia. In his new novel “Carlousia: The Passing of the Guard” (published by iUniverse), author E. G. Carter introduces young readers to a new hero and a new world.

In “Carlousia”, readers meet Eddie Caskitt. The worries of making friends, and starting a new school have been weighing him down. But after spending just a few minutes with the kids of Drayton Woods, Eddie realizes that the adventurous summer he was hoping for might just happen after all. Eddie hopes all the fun he anticipates will ease the pain of knowing his grandfather is dying.

With his last bit of strength before he passes away, Eddie's grandfather whispers that he has left something for Eddie in his barn—and that the tall tales he has been telling Eddie for years are true. With the help of a magic bracelet he finds inside a secret hole in the barn, Eddie and his two new friends, Dan and Scotty, enter a portal where they are suddenly thrust into roles guarding the world of Carlousia. With one slip or miscalculation, they realize the balance of time and a legacy will be gone, and evil will destroy Carlousia and their homes back in Drayton Woods. Now the boys must conquer fear, outwit predators, unfold betrayal, and overthrow evil in a world different from their own—all while pretending everything is normal at home.

“I wanted to provide an epic adventure for young adult readers that taught the values of loyalty, duty, honesty and coming-of-age,” says Carter.

As the three boys in Carter’s suspense-filled “Carlousia” navigate their way through hostile territories, they come to understand the tenants of courage and the power of friendship.

“You can overcome your fears, achieve your goals, without compromising your values and pretending to be someone else,” says Carter, who hopes his novel teaches readers that “you don’t have to go through life problems all by yourself.”

About the Author
E. G. Carter overcame dyslexia and earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia. Now a successful sales executive and entrepreneur, he currently lives in Georgia, where he is hard at work on the next book in the series. For more information, please visit carlousia.com.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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