“A fascinating read that moves fast and features acerbic, clever repartee …  KIA is a storytelling triumph by standout writer Charalambides.” Publishers Daily Reviews

“super-excellent and fast-paced … Black Blade, the outstanding new YA thriller by talented storyteller Alexander Charalambides.

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being a teenager and suddenly being entrusted with the greatest sword in history — Excalibur. And you’re somewhere in England, separated from your school field trip group, and you and your friend Megan are being shepherded around by three dodgy old wizards.


Hildegard Pine holds her frosty breath on the edge of a snow-filled clearing, watching a couple of teen-aged fellow students being led away with bags over their heads, never to be seen again.That’s the grisly consequence of not making the grade at Truman Academy, the chill-inducing location for K.I.A.

Described by reviewers as a “First-rate YA thriller” the story follows lead character Hildegard and her unlikely comrades — Grace and David — from their survival-of-the-fittest beginning at the isolated Alaskan military school to discovery of a startling secret about their own genetic pasts.


my sister, my mother and me, with occasional guests, talking about how our writing’s going, answering questions and musing on life. Ever wondered what authors do? We’re a family of writers writing different genres in different ways.


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