Review of The Guardian

I am thrilled with this 5 Star review from Reader’s Favorite. 😁

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The Guardian by L.M. Nelson is an inspiring tale about courage, perseverance, and love. A tragic car accident changes Camryn and Toby’s lives forever when they are magically transported to Gelnoff, a place that desperately needs their help to free it from the clutches of the firebeast, and restore balance to the elements. With the title of the guardian, and help from various druids and other mythical creatures, Toby and Camryn must journey across this strange place where they have found themselves and gather elemental stones in their quest to defeat the firebeast. They must survive and surpass all of the challenges that lie ahead of them, including pesky trolls and harpies doing the firebeast’s bidding. Will Camryn and Toby be able to succeed in their quest and return home? Or will they be stuck in this mysterious land forever?

In a thrilling tale, The Guardian by L.M. Nelson feels like a cross between Bridge to Terabithia, The Spiderwick Chronicles and a little like Lord of the Rings. It has wonderful themes of determination, adapting to new situations and friendship. These are all relatable themes that a younger age group going through their own coming of age struggles will relate to. It will also help them to find the will to discover a new perspective on seemingly unpleasant situations in their own lives. The characters develop really nicely along with the plot, perfectly written for young adults. I admire all of the creatures that come to Toby and Camryn’s aid and how beautifully it is presented as well as having riddles to contend with. The riddles I feel fit in perfectly with the magical and mysterious vibe of the world Camryn and Toby are in. It adds to the overall enjoyable factor of the book. I enjoyed the tale and the plot twist.”

16 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About…L.M. Nelson, Author.

Here’s part two of my interview with Rachael Ritchey. This was a fun interview to do. Thanks, Rachael!

Rachael Ritchey

We’re here with L.M. Nelson, but before I finish off this fun interview we started on Monday, here are the most important links of the day:

The Guardian as well as L.M. Nelson’s other titles can be purchased on

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Now on to the weird, the odd, the fun that is today’s interview!

Sixteen things you (probably) didn’t know about author L.M. Nelson

My first job was…highlighting petition signatures at the Oregon Secretary of States’ Office.

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would likely be…in the medical field or doing something with photography. I’d love to be a full time writer too.

I collect…Ok. Don’t laugh. I collect cows, you know the knick-knacky, plushy, black and white kitchen cows. I also collect shot glasses (although I’m not much of a drinker), Minions, and Futurama figurines.

My favorite…

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Going Live!

The ebook version of The Guardian is now live! It is currently available for purchase through  Smashwords and Amazon, but will be available through other vendors and in paperback before the end of January.

I’ve worked on this project for quite awhile and am excited to finally share it with everyone. Thanks for your support.

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An Excerpt From The Guardian

The Minotaur slapped a giant animal corpse onto a stone platform, raised his battleax above his head, and cleanly decapitated the corpse. The animal’s head fell to the ground.

Its lifeless eyes stared at Camryn, making her stomach turn. “That is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.”

“A hearty meal is hard to come by these days. We must make do with what we have.” The Minotaur ripped a slab of meat off the corpse and tore it apart with his teeth. Then he cut two steak-sized pieces and gave them to Toby and Camryn. “You must eat. We have a long journey ahead and much to prepare for.”