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Zio the Hero

Zio the Hero [Kindle Edition]

Mark Grimston
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Robert and his twin brothers Timothy and Michael find themselves accidentally transported into 14th century England where they find a land of dragons, mystery and magic. The King has lost his crown and the boys must help find it or the throne of England will be lost to an evil Baron. With the help of the clumsy but loyal dragon, Zio, their quest takes the boys across the centuries. Will they find the crown, or will the history of England be changed forever?

About the Author

Marc Grimston was born in Essex and after living all over East Anglia has now returned to the county of his birth. He is a member of a Medieval Re-enactor group in the UK. The children in the story are real but some names have been changed to protect the guilty! The idea for this story came about as a result of a challenge from one of the main characters. Watch out for the next story in the series!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 652 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Fast-Print (17 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SNO1GO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #778,410 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Marc Grimston has always been a story teller, writing poetry and short stories throughout his adult life. When challenged to write a children's novel, Marc reluctantly agreed. Although comfortable making-up stories for his children at bed time, creating an adventure for them to read for themselves, seemed a big step. However, drawing on his experiences as a father and medieval re-enactor, Marc rose to the task of bringing his love of history, and his sense of fun and excitement together in an adventure story all children love to read.

Marc believes in the value of self-worth. With dedication and determination, you can achieve anything. Through his writing, Marc wants to empower and encourage all children to reach and achieve their goals.

Marc regularly visits UK schools to work with them to encourage literacy, story-telling and the belief that all things are possible.

Marc takes walks along the beach, when not writing more thrilling adventures in his home town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing..... 6 Sep 2011
By gilly
What a revelation. The characters are so real. cant wait for the next one. You should of started this years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Book 10 April 2014
I read this and throughout it I was completely engaged in Marc Grimston's amazing world of fantasy and thrill! The book was very creative in the way it mixed magic and reality that was understandable and believable. He should have started writing books earlier and I really look forward to the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ZIO really is a hero! 25 May 2012
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Zio really is a Hero!

The story starts almost immediately with the boys going from no breakfast to eating the Kings venison with none other than the King's executioner! To complete a prophecy our three young Hero's need to find the King's crown or doom would fall upon the land. They needed help and got it! Lots to get to grips with and a story well told. I want a pet like Zio and an adventure like the boys!

Julianne L Alsford aged 12, almost 13 (Southampton).
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a read 13 Feb 2012
What a great book this is, it hooked me in and both me and my partner after i finished reading it couldn't put it down it made me back late to work off my break quite a few times (opps) the characters really came to life and make you feel like you understand them and to know what is going to happen to them. From start to finish you just want to keep reading anyone of any age would love to read this and enjoy every minute.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting tale with many twists 9 Nov 2011
This is not your typical Dragon story, neither is it your typical medieval adventure; there are many twists to the story along the way which make Marc's book a very good read!
The mix of adventure, excitement and well devised characters (both nice and nasty) along with the mix of genres (time travel & fantasy fiction) make this a very creative piece of story telling well worth reading.
It is ideally suited to 7-70 year olds alike.
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