February 5, 2021

Sol Invictus Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SOL INVICTUS by Ben Gartner Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


SOL INVICTUS (The Eye of Ra #2)
Author: Ben Gartner
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Publisher: Crescent Vista Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300

Find it:  Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org 

Siblings John and Sarah barely made it home last time, but in their next time traveling adventure the challenge really heats up. Surrounded by clashing cultures on the ancient Roman frontier, they must fulfill their quest to unite the emperor with his enemy, an Alemanni barbarian, or risk being stuck in time forever.

An action-packed fantasy full of sword fights, chariot chases, fearsome wild animals, and high mountain survival. For graduates of the Magic Tree House looking for a thrilling middle grade page-turner, read Sol Invictus, book two of The Eye of Ra series!


️Gold Recipient, Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence

"Once again, Gartner deftly weaves real-life history into a compelling adventure, offering high-stakes, realistic danger and vivid scene-setting."-Kirkus Reviews

"Gartner has a knack for action and creating compelling historical personalities...Middle [grade] readers who treasure ancient history with a side of adventure will welcome this fantasy story."-BookLife Reviews by Publishers Weekly


Grab book 1 THE EYE OF RA now!

️ Gold Recipient, Mom's Choice Awards; ️ Silver Medal in Children's Adventure, 2020 International Readers' Favorite Awards; ️ Finalist, Next Generation Book Awards; ️ 1st Place in both Children's Adventure AND Grades 4th-6th, 2020 TopShelf Awards


[From Chapter 4, The Chosen]

Sarah instantly recognized those distinct green eyes sunk into that deeply tanned and wrinkled face, the long beard dappled with gray.


The man who had been covered in a rockslide and then taken away by police. The tomb robber. The ancient Egyptian time traveler. Memories of their last adventure barraged Sarah’s brain like an overwhelming lightning storm. Then her survival reflex blared in alarm.

She swung the scepter toward Aten, and the man recoiled.

“Stay back!” Sarah shouted.

“You must go,” Aten said.

“No, you must go,” Sarah replied, shaking the scepter and moving John behind her. Aten blocked their exit.

“I am but a humble messenger sent by the gods.” He put both hands in the air and flicked his eyes toward the ceiling. “Sent by Ra and Khonsu, the gods of the sun and the moon, of light and travel.” He looked down to Sarah and John. “The gods have chosen you. And so you must go.”

“What does that mean?” John asked. “How did you get out of jail?”

“That doesn’t matter,” Sarah said. “Let us leave or I’ll scream.”

Aten grinned. “The gods visited me in my prison cell, where I swore allegiance to them. Yes, I was a thief and a liar, but I have seen the light of Ra and repented. It was they that gave us the power to travel through time. In return for my fealty, they rescued me from that foul place. I will not hurt you, but nor will I fail the gods. You will meet them too someday, when the time is right, and you will see. But for now, you will trust me because I have traveled through the eye of Ra just as you have.”

The hairs on Sarah’s arm tingled.

Ben Gartner is the award-winning author of The Eye of Ra adventure series for middle graders (ages 8-12). His books take readers for a thrilling ride, maybe even teaching them something in the meantime. Ben can be found living and writing near the mountains with his wife and two boys.

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(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card - International.

(1) winner will win a finished copy of SOL INVICTUS - US Only.

(1) winner will win an eBook of SOL INVICTUS - International.



Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Two Chicks on Books



Westveil Publishing

Guest Post


BookHounds YA



Log Cabin Library

Guest Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

Week Two:


Lifestyle of Me



Little Red Reads






Wonder struck





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