Gladius and the Bartlett Trial

Gladius and the Bartlett Trial

J.A. Paul / Sep 15, 2019

Gladius and the Bartlett Trial The whole time I read this I kept thinking how cool of a movie it would make reviewer Run with Gladius on this epic adventure through the daunting pillars of Longwood Forest past the beasts of lore a

  • Title: Gladius and the Bartlett Trial
  • Author: J.A. Paul
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The whole time I read this I kept thinking how cool of a movie it would make reviewer Run with Gladius on this epic adventure through the daunting pillars of Longwood Forest, past the beasts of lore and fancy, to the shadowy Hills of the Moon Feel the creepy twinges of the nefarious tyrant Mulhurt pull and twist at Gladius instincts Crave the raw emotions The whole time I read this I kept thinking how cool of a movie it would make reviewerRun with Gladius on this epic adventure through the daunting pillars of Longwood Forest, past the beasts of lore and fancy, to the shadowy Hills of the Moon Feel the creepy twinges of the nefarious tyrant Mulhurt pull and twist at Gladius instincts Crave the raw emotions as a budding friendship blossoms into young love when Ellie captivates his heart Embrace and experience heartache and humor, fear and courage, doubt and confidence Come along join Gladius on this tantalizing fantasy adventure sure to appease your inner soul J A Paul definitely knows how to craft an epic story line, as well as fully developed characters and dialogue richly detailed in story teller fashion The Paperback Pursuer A thrilling read that I found to be very well written and vividly descriptive TFLReader, Top 1000 Reviewer on I got this book for my 12 year old son He got in trouble a few times for staying up past his bed time to read this book The following is his opinion If you like Fiction, Action, Adventure books, you ll LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEE this book I loved it so much I can t wait to get the second book in the series READ THIS BOOK an reviewer I ve already recommended it to some of the older students and they are pretty excited to read it Carole, an reviewer There were a few sad moments but overall this story was hopeful and encouraging, something I think we all need in our lives Sarah, an Reviewer

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      • J.A. Paul

        All my life I have loved stories, whether told to me as I sat on my grandfather s lap or the one s I later discovered in my school s library So naturally I started writing short stories and have ever since been learning and developing the craft of writing and storytelling.One night after a long bedtime story, one of my sons challenged me to write a real book So I borrowed an idea from a writer friend and asked my boys to choose three things to go in the story They chose a dragon, a tree, and a ruby, and from the seed of that idea, the story of Gladius grew.I set out to show my sons that if you put your mind to something, it can be done Once I started writing the Gladius series, I knew I wanted to create a fantasy adventure novel that would encourage preteen and teenage boys to read .


    492 Comments

    1. Dragons and Trolls and magic. Not writing too much on this, its for the younger readers or teens and I think they would probably enjoy it, maybe get a life lesson or two out of it.


    2. This book was enjoyable enough, but nothing special. I liked the story, but I found the writing failed the story in some places. It might work better for younger audiences. Usually, I love middle grade fantasy. This one was just okay, though.I may read more in the series because the author shows some promise at telling a story, mostly through keeping the pace going. I also think the characters will appeal to middle grade audiences.My biggest issue reading this was that I found quite a few minor [...]


    3. For the record, this review is wrought with spoilers. I sincerely debated giving this novel one star on the principle that I was forcing my way through to the end, but Paul knows how to write a sentence, he just didn’t catch the flow on how to tell a story. All of the reviews tell me this novel is written for young boys, but honestly, what age group? This novel is a mish-mash of wanting to be more adult and acting entirely too childish. “No, this character can’t die like this,” “No, le [...]


    4. Description: Gladius and the Bartlet Trial is the tale of fifteen year old Gladius Oldmont's epic adventure into adulthood. The Bartlett Trial is a journey that all Wiggins must complete at the age of fifteen in order to be considered an adult. So Gladius, filled with his father's stories, believes he is ready to journey into the Longwood Forest and become a legend in his 17th century village and beyond. Besides the usual stresses of the trial, Gladius is also being relied on to win prize money [...]


    5. I love reviewing all different kinds of books, and while I loose myself in them, I have to say I also enjoy getting to know some of the authors who contribute to those pages. I had the pleasure of corresponding back and forth a bit with J.A. Paul before I ever read his book. I liked him right from the start and had a feeling his writing style would be just as engaging. He did not disappoint me!Gladius and the Bartlet Trial is the perfect story for middle school aged children through adults who a [...]


    6. Gladius and the Bartlett Trial is a story about so many things and mainly it's a quest for our main characters. You find yourself holding your breath when things go wrong and smiling at the silly humor throughout. It is captivating and such a fun read for the entire family. It's the type of story different people will like for different reasons, there are so many rich elements that make it timeless and addicting.Gladius is brilliant, at 15 he goes on an adventure during his Bartlett trial to hel [...]


    7. Gladius and the Bartlett Trial is a fun and engaging story that kids, teenagers, and adults will love. It's full of action right from the get-go and hardly lets you take a breath. That's a good thing, especially for kids who may tend to get bored quickly with reading, this book should keep them entranced.The characters are intriguing. Gladius is a wonderful young hero that grows in maturity as the story progresses. Elle is the strong female there to keep him in line with her witty repartee. I ab [...]


    8. Gladius and the Bartlett Trial is a great fantasy book. With so many imaginative and creative elements to it, it made for a very entertaining read. Although the genre is a bit of what I associate with "generic fantasy" - something that started with Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia and was carried on by many authors - it still held a uniqueness that I really enjoyed.This book was greatly written, with wording that never left me bored. I really wanted to know this book. It was a grea [...]


    9. Wonderful! I loved this book “Gladius and the Bartlett Trials”. I’m a big fan of this genre and have read many books in it. While some parts felt a little familiar, even predictable, J.A. Paul delivers a fresh story with a voice all his own, complete with original creatures and unusual characters which is RARE for a fantasy book. It’s ALL been done, it seems! So I did appreciate the imaginative world-building that Paul implemented and the continuous action that kept us from being bored e [...]


    10. Gladius and the Bartlett Trial by JA Paul. I loved the book with the exception of the death of the cat like creature in the beginning. I'm a huge cat lover, and therefore the four star rating. This book is MG which when one considers the target audience it is spot on. Once Flint and Gladius meet up with Elle-she adds the endearing quality to the story-the book gets even better. I thought all the characters were very creative. I'd read another book by this author, and to think he started this boo [...]



    11. I love reviewing all different kinds of books, and while I loose myself in them, I have to say I also enjoy getting to know some of the authors who contribute to those pages. I had the pleasure of corresponding back and forth a bit with J.A. Paul before I ever read his book. I liked him right from the start and had a feeling his writing style would be just as engaging. He did not disappoint me!Gladius and the Bartlet Trial is the perfect story for middle school aged children through adults who a [...]


    12. Gladius is 15 and ready to take his Bartlett Trial, he will be spending one month in the Longwood Forest. His father and brother have huge adventure stories from their Bartlett Trial so Gladius is going to try and out do their stories. He also wants to win some money to help pay the taxes on the farm.As Gladius starts he adventures, he runs into several different creatures, meets some great friends, and decides if he is going to help fight the people fight the tyrant Mulhurt who is intent on tak [...]


    13. What an absolutely delightful read! I admit I’m always a tad wary when reading books geared toward a younger audience as there are few that really crossover well for all ages to enjoy. But when it works, it works very well such as with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, and even Dark Materials to an extent. Books about the transformations of youths done in a creative and inventive way that speaks to many truths of life that all ages can fully appreciate. I do stop shy of placing this n [...]


    14. This is a youth fiction book, set in a different time and place with strange creatures and mystical powers all around. I think it is the kind of book that young people, especially boys, would love. It is not quite so much what I enjoy. Gladius enters the forest to survive for a month on a trial for manhood. Along the way, he meets others who are rebelling against the evil ruler. He gets drawn in and commits to helping them. The good part of the character is the maturity that develops as he faces [...]


    15. 3.5 starsAfter reading “Gladius and the Bartlett Trials” by J. A. Paul, I am of mixed feelings, and at odds. Part of me really, really loved this book… the energy, the dialogue, the characters, the pacing…. Many very positive elements here. But as I read it, for some reason I didn’t feel as fully caught up in the tension as I thought I should be. I never truly felt that everything wouldn’t be “just fine in the end” and that our hero wouldn’t ultimately prevail, if this makes se [...]


    16. I read almost the whole book in one night… it was that good! Right away we are pulled into the action and meet Gladius as he is set to embark on the “Bartlett Trials”, a month long test for all Wiggins when they are 15 to see if they are to be accepted into adulthood in their village. We are introduced to this creative and unexpected fantasy world with very memorable and original creatures and people. I feel like I could definitely see this being made into a movie…I felt like I was watch [...]


    17. Now that I have read this book, I want to kick myself for taking so long to pick it up.Gladius and the Bartlett Trial is a wonderful novel. It follows the journey of 15 year old Gladius Oldmont as he faces the challenging Bartlett Trails to achieve his place in adulthood. Paul brings forth elements of hardship, family obligation, and romance while still maintaining a heavy pulse of adventure throughout the novel.I was very impressed with the writing. It was sophisticated and eloquent yet easy to [...]


    18. I loved it! This is a fun adventure, told well. The characters are well developed, I think, and the descriptions are good. During the climactic scene near the end, I felt almost as if I was there. The ending itself was quite satisfying for me, and I enjoyed the whole thing very much. I fully intend to read book two of Gladius' adventures, wanting to continue the fun!I was given a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.


    19. This is a magical story and it is essentially a children's book. I can see the boys loving this one! But don't worry, any girl with a sense of adventure and a little thing for romance will also like it. There is a magical "storytelling" quality to it. You could imagine sitting around a fire in a campsite telling this story to a group of children.Read the full review here: bit/jis86x


    20. I received this through the First Read giveaways. Its an adventure story with dragons and kings and giant day bats. Aimed at a younger reader this book would be great for children 8-12. A decent read and general all round bit of fun. Four stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


    21. I believe this style of writing is similar to Christopher Paolini and T.A. Barron. Fast Paced and well written, I read two books in this series and know this is a definite adventure book for boys. Girls will enjoy them as well, but the genre is fitting for reluctant boy readers.


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