Author Jacky Gray's Re-vamped Novel Archer Tops the Bestseller Lists
05/03/2015

The updated first novel in the Hengist series hit number one in the charts. This swash-buckling adventure is available at $0.99 or 99p for the next two weeks.

Online PR News – 03-May-2015 – Warwick, U.K. – With a couple of flashy new scenes, including some cheeky Lady Godiva action, this version looks set to entertain an adventure-seeking audience in the wake of bestselling series like Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.
“Being at the top of a bestsellers chart is so exciting,” says Jacky Gray. “I'm thrilled with this edition. When writing the screenplay for Archer last year, I added a brand new scene which shows why Archer suffers so much torment from his nemesis, Edlyn.”

Archer is a boy after my own heart. A little shy wickedly clever (when words are necessary) and loyal to the bone. I think the best part of this book is how human and endearing all the characters are.

“Archer” is a historical adventure story with a twist, set in a modern-day, quasi-medieval alternate universe. Bestselling Author JD Faulkner says, "Archer is a boy after my own heart. A little shy, wickedly clever (when words are necessary), and loyal to the bone. I think the best part of this book is how human and endearing all the characters are." Although Archer is aimed at teenage readers, several Amazon readers suggest “it has great cross-over appeal.” One reader says, “the detail regarding archery is impressive, so if you have a Hunger Games fan in the house, this book can enhance their knowledge of the lost art of bowmaking.”

Archer’s early life is fraught with torment as he is pursued by bullies, led by Edlyn, a Magi boy with no redeeming features. After a dark incident in the yew forest, he nearly loses the friendship of Patricia, but gains a couple of wise-cracking sidekicks who accompany him on an adventure to meet a master Bowyer. Dull is wasn’t. Suffice to say his audacity was captured in a song.

The story is told in one day – Beltane – during a graduation ceremony to select the May King and Queen. Archer and his friends have to compete in jousting, sword fights and archery contests, but more daunting than this is the prospect of acting and dancing. Edlyn has several tricks up his sleeve to sabotage Archer’s chances, particularly with Patricia. His final mischief backfires as he is lured to the Beltane bonfire to get a taste of his own medicine.
Details of the Hengist series can be found at http://www.hengistarcher.co.uk – buy Archer at
http://www.amazon.com/Archer-Hengist-People-Horse-Book-ebook/dp/B00WZ902HA

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