Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

And the winners are ….

– Nessa — 52
– Barbara — 27
– Susan — 26
– Teresa — 26
– Raven — 20

Send your mailing addresses so I can get them to Zondervan and they can get the books on their way to you. Thanks to Pam Mettler at Zondervan for ,aking this contest possible!

Ending Midnight, Monday

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 45
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 23
– Raven — 20
– Teresa — 20
– Mama Zen — 6
– Alice Audry — 5
– Melissa — 4

The only way we’re going to have an upset now is if someone decides to go back and comment on all of the contest posts they missed and put a post up on their own blog about the contest. There is no way they can make up all the missed Tweets, but someone could easily get 24 points today — and that’s without any commenters.

Be here tomorrow (Tuesday, June 15th) to see who won.  If you’re on the winner’s list, EMAIL me your mailing address so I can forward it to Zondervan and their publicist can get the book to you.


I’m fine.  Amoeba is fine.  We got in late last night without incident — beyond traveler’s exhaustion, that is.

Today the sun shone bright and beautiful and I chose to tend my container garden, clean my house, read a “couldn’t put it down” novel, make a nice steak dinner, and bake banana bread.  I could not bring myself to walk into this room, sit down at my computer and blog.

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 40
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 21
– Raven — 14
– Teresa — 9
– Mama Zen — 6
– Alice Audry — 5
– Melissa — 4

Contest: Chosen Ones, Alister McGrath

Chosen Ones

by Alister McGrath

The Aedyn Chronicles
Book One

Pam Mettler of Zondervan has offered a
of, Chosen Ones, to five of my readers.

For Contest details click here.

First Wild Card did a tour of this novel a few weeks back.  Here is their presentation:

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The)

Zondervan (April 13, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***


Alister E. McGrath is one of the most respected Christian theologians of this century. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. McGrath currently serves as Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King’s College, London.

Visit the author’s website.

Product Details:

List Price: $14.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310718120
ISBN-13: 978-0310718123


Browse Inside
Chosen Ones (The Aedyn Chronicles)

Great description. Compelling narrative. Sibling rivalry. Good vs. evil. Believable characters. And even though you’ll think you know where the plot is going, the ending will surprise yet satisfy you.


Current Contest Stats

— Nessa — 22
— Susan — 13
— Raven — 10
— Alice Audry — 5
— Mama Zen — 4
— Melissa — 4
— Barbara — 4
— Karen FL — 2
— Jim — 2
— Teresa — 2
— Kelley — 2
— Bing — 2
— Brian — 2
— Claire — 2

Ella Reads

I was not feeling well yesterday — horrid headache — and could barely take care of myself.  I had no energy to watch Ella.  I was certain she would get into some horrific trouble.  At one point I heard her out romping on the deck and trying to catch the Hummingbirds.  I figured that meant the end of my garden, expecting whatever she hadn’t eaten to be trampled.  Imagine my surprise when everything was just as I left it.

Ella said, “Why would I want to eat vegetables when you had rhubarb jelly?”  Since Amoeba loves the rhubarb jelly, I feared Ella had just worn out her welcome, but she didn’t eat much of that, either.  I am missing a half-box of ice creams bars, though.  I mentioned that to Ella and she shrugged and said she might have eaten one or two, but certainly no more than six.

Then I went into my office and found my computer on and the web page for online stock trading.  My credit card was right there beside it.  I was immediately worried.  I figured that she’d given my investment portfolio a whole new look and I’d own stock in a half-dozen peanut farms in Georgia.  Ella swears the computer is exactly the way I left it.  In fact, she said she spent most of yesterday on the couch.

I was immediately worried.  Was she sick?  I checked and she had no fever.  That’s when she reached behind the couch pillow and pulled out my book!  I said, “Hey, I’m reading that!”

Ella had my copy of Chosen Ones from the Aedyn Chronicles by Alister McGrath. She opened the book and settled back against the pillows. “You snooze, you loose,” she said. “Now you will just have to wait until I finish.”   I was going to argue when it dawned on me that reading would keep her out of trouble while I install a padlock on the freezer and hide my credit cards!


If you are in the contest for a copy of Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath, your comment on this post is worth 2 pts.


— Raven — 9 pts.
— Susan — 5 pts.
— Nessa — 2 pts.
— Jim — 2 pts.
— Karen (FL) — 2 pts.
— Mama Zen — 2 pts.
— Melissa — 2 pts.

If you think these totals are wrong, please contact me and point out the comments or actions I’ve missed.

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