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This time we’re giving away 3 paperback titles (2 copies each) from Daniel McInerny’s popular children’s fantasy series The Kindgom of Patria.
When Oliver Stoop, age 11, moves with his family to a remote piece of land in Indiana, he soon discovers that someone is already living there – an entire kingdom of someones, in fact. These are the good citizens of Patria, a secret land founded by refugees from the Trojan War who sailed across the Atlantic in a reconfigured Trojan Horse – 3,000 years ago! For Oliver, Patria is a land of wonders – and for the first time in his life, friendship.
There’s young Prince Farnsworth Vesuvius, inventor of the Magna-Pneumatic Whizzing Biscuit Blaster, and his formidable sister, Princess Rose, whose inedible, stone-hard biscuits provide the blaster’s ammunition. But there’s also the rest of the eccentric and lovable Patrian Royal Family, the boy warriors in the Potawatomi Indian Camp, not to mention the Viking kids from the Geat Village, newcomers to the area who only arrived 1,000 years ago. Yet when the noble Knights of the Blue Sock threaten to drive off the Stoops by force of arms, Oliver has to decide where his loyalties lie, and whether he has the courage to undertake the quest that is both Patria’s, and his family’s, last, best hope of peace. Join Oliver now as he discovers a new world of fun and excitement right in his backyard!
In this hilarious and cavity-preventing sequel to Stout Hearts & Whizzing Biscuits, Oliver Stoop enrolls in the boys’ school in Patria, Mastodon Meadow. But almost as soon as he arrives he is caught up in a mystery involving a scandalous and anonymous new student newspaper, the Avenger. And when Oliver and his best friends, Prince Farnsworth and Princess Rose Vesuvius, emerge as the prime suspects behind the mudslinging broadsheet, it will require all the pluck and ingenuity of Vesuvius, Stoop & Co., Detectives, to find the real ink-fingered culprits before they themselves are fingered for the crime!
by Daniel McInerny,
Trojan Tub Entertainment, 76 pages
It’s Christmas in the Kingdom of Patria. And this year, the holiday egg nog is flowing more freely than usual. Sir Amory Swain has proposed to Oliver Stoop’s Aunt Hazel, and a wedding has been set for New Year’s Eve. But just days before this blessed event is to occur, a Blue Sock with the unlikely name of Sir Toby Albright challenges Sir Amory for the hand of the fair Hazel. Sir Toby’s challenge takes the form of a quest, a quest for the priceless collectible figurines belonging to Patria’s founder, Clodnus the Great. In defense of his honor, not to mention his spine, of which Aunt Hazel has begun to question the existence, Sir Amory, with Oliver as his squire, embarks on this mission to find Clodnus’s legendary collectibles. Yet pitfalls abound.
The quest takes Sir Amory and Oliver straight to the Tomb of Clodnus, where it is said a dreadful wyvern now lives, just waiting to devour anyone who trespasses upon his domain. What’s more, Oliver finds himself in competition with his best friend, Prince Farnsworth, who has been enlisted by Sir Toby as his squire. Will Sir Amory and Oliver find the collectibles before Sir Amory and Farnsworth? Will Oliver’s and Farnsworth’s friendship survive? And will Sir Amory ever dance the hokey-pokey with Hazel at their wedding? Come along and see in this hilarious new Christmas novella, the first Patria story told by Oliver himself: THE CHRONICLES OF OLIVER STOOP, SQUIRE SECOND CLASS: THE QUEST FOR CLODNUS’S COLLECTIBLES.
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Explore the Kingdom of Patria below (click image)