The Pendant Sage Book One: Picaroons and Pembertons is the first in series by J.A. Knighted. It took J.A. Knighted nearly 4 years to complete book one but confesses to writing most of it in the last six months. Book two is already in production and should be out much faster than book one. Which is good news for us! Once you finish book one you will find yourself wanting more.
In Book One: Picaroons and Pembertons we meet the Pembertons. Well, we mostly meet the young Pembertons – Jade, Penny and Phillip. (little fun fact – the Pemberton children are loosely based on J.A. Knighted’s siblings) The Pembertons are staying for a few weeks, during the summer, with their grandfather. He has always been a surly old man but ever since his wife past away 4 years ago he has become increasingly more surly. So the children do their best to stay out of his way.
In the first chapter we learn that the children had left the gate open and lost Grandpa’s dog. They spend all day looking for the dog out in the hot dessert sun with no success. But when Grandpa returns for the day he has the dog with them. Oh they knew they were in big trouble. Grandpa was extremely upset with them for losing his dog so he gives them a chore. They have to move this HUGE pile of car and tractor parts from one part of the yard closer to the house AND separate it out by sellable pieces and junk. Jade and Phillip were not happy with this chore. They are all convinced Grandpa hates them. But they head off to bed to rest up for the long, busy day ahead of them.
The next morning Penny is determined to get this pile of junk moved before the hot afternoon sun moves in. But she soon realizes Jade and Phillip are just too little to be moving these heavy, hot items. So she makes them a makeshift tent to sit in while she continues the task at hand. Penny is the only one moving the heavy metal junk from one pile to another when she realized Jade and Phillip are bickering in the tent so she takes a break to find out what is going on. But Phillip is already too frustrated. He darts out of the tent running as fast as he can. The girls run after him. But when they catch up Phillip has discovered a sun bleached skull. Penny is screaming not to touch it but Phillip ignores her. He has a strong urge to dig and so he digs. When he’s done digging there is a pirates skill with tattered clothes before them. Inside a pocket Phillip discover a pendant. And so the adventure begins.
The remainder of the book is filled with mystery and adventures. But I won’t spill the details. The children are transported to Eylenda where the remainder of the story takes place. If you want to read more you can order a copy on Amazon.