When sisters, Princesses Camari and Mila, meet Prince Denir, they soon find he has a special gauntlet. This gauntlet only works if one has faith in a higher power. Using this gauntlet, Denir turns Camari invisible. When he is called off to war, Camari is left in the predicament of being invisible. This story takes Camari through her quest to become visible again and to return the gauntlet. Along the way she meets two wicked characters and must contend with them. She also meets Prince Isryk and must travel through the Wetlands of Fremil with him and encounter all sorts of nasty insects and other dangerous creatures.
Opening with a verse from Matthew 25, Lenita Sheridan's Young Adult fantasy Guardian of the Gauntlet highlights the importance of personal convictions guided by faith. The characters of Guardian of the Gauntlet are well rounded for the most part, and author Sheridan infuses bits of romantic dialogue with a touch of comedy. It's a fun read, so much so that one may desire a more complete description of the magical settings themselves. (This is only part of the review. You can read the rest on Red City Review.)
Guardian of the Gauntlet is a story for readers of all ages. Lenita Sheridan is an outstanding story teller with a vivid imagination. You are drawn right into the middle of the mild rivalry between the sisters and the bitter-sweetness of young love. Lenita Sheridan clearly illustrates the never-ending battle between good and evil and how easy it is to become so caught up in the struggle that one misses the whole point of life. Just like amulets and trinkets, the gauntlet in itself is powerless. But when it's used by a woman or man who dares to believe, the sky's the limit. What a perfect illustration of all that can be activated by faith. Guardian of the Gauntlet is an amazing way to open a discussion on the amount of faith that is required in order to experience miracles(This is only part of Dinorah Blackman's review. You can read the rest at readersfavorite.com/book-review/24129.)
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Interview with Lenita:
1. What prompted you to write your book?
I was reading Stephen Donaldson's The Mirror of Her Dreams. It was in the middle of a snowstorm so school was closed. (I am a substitute teacher.) I slept in and had a dream about a princess being kidnapped. Being a writer already, this prompted me to start my book, Guardian of the Gauntlet.
2. Is the book autobiographical in any way?
The setting in the first book could be considered autobiographical, but nothing else.
3. Do you have any works in progress? What are they?
Yes, I am working on the third book in the Guardian of the Gauntlet trilogy. It is subtitled "The Wedding Feast."
4. Favorites-food, color, activity, place, book?
My favorite food is homemade macaroni and cheese. My favorite color is teal. My favorite activity is going on Goodreads, and not just to promote my book; lately I've been playing "Fortunately, Unfortunately." My favorite place is Whidbey Island, specifically, the wharf in downtown Coupeville.
5. What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by the places I have lived, Alaska, the British Isles, and the Puget Sound area of Washington state.
6. What would you like your readers to know about you?
I would like them to know I am a Christian, and that my faith has influenced my writing. I would also like them to know that, as a teacher, I have a good idea of what appeals to kids, especially those in the middle grades.
7. If you could give one piece of advice about life, what would it be?
Realize that there is a spiritual side to you and that faith in a higher being is really necessary to get you through life.