“The Erec Rex series is the best!”
“No it’s not! Ranger’s Apprentice is way better!”
“Yeah, and there’s more books! There’s Ruins of Gorlan, The Burning Bridge, Icebound Land, Battle for Skandia, Sorcerer of the North, Wrath of the Bloodeye, Siege of MacIndaw, and Erak’s Ransom.”
“Erec Rex has a lot of books too! There’s Dragon’s Eye, Monsters of Otherness, and Search for Truth.”
“See? That’s only three.”
A car full of nine year olds, rattling off book titles like trading card names, warms my heart. The literary battle came to a draw once the birthday party caravan reached our destination. Laser tag and arcade games ensued, but I was left with a glowing feeling, knowing that the Erec Rex series I had signed by my friend Kaza Kingsley and had gifted to my kid’s 3rd/4th grade classroom had found its mark.
Someday, I told my husband, I want to write a whole series of kid’s books that will have children memorizing the titles and boasting to their friends. One step at a time . . .