Brilliant, Bea Brightman is one of the popular girls.  After attending seven schools in as many years, she’s a master at making friends. That is until her father, a world-renowned archaeologist, moves them to New York City to pursue an ever-elusive coin.  There she meets the mysterious and decidedly unpopular Nisha Lakewood who may hold the key to finding it.

Nisha Lakewood doesn’t fit in anywhere.  The kids at school claim she’s a freak with the power to make children fly.  Yet at home, her fortuneteller Aunt finds her disappointingly normal. But as Nisha approaches her thirteenth birthday, things begin to change. The magic she never believed she had is suddenly showing up when she least expects it and the nosy new girl, Bea Brightman, is on to her secret.

When Bea and Indy, a boy from the neighborhood, decide to pay Nisha’s Aunt a visit, it sets the three off on an unforeseen adventure that includes a prophecy, an unbreakable oath and one incredible coin.

The Third Coin, has been described as “fun, funny, inventive, with delightful characters and plot twists that will surprise you.” According to Kirkus Reviews, it is a “fantasy novel for young readers that blends classic Arthurian legends with a teen drama…the quest-driven plot will keep young fantasy fans engaged.”

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What Readers are Saying:

“Howard offers up an expertly woven fantasy adventure that is well structured, moves along at a good pace, and brings together all the plot threads in an appropriate way.  This is a very well written novel featuring great descriptions, smooth prose and realistic dialogue.  Some of the set pieces will be familiar to readers, but the book brings Arthurian legend into modern times in a way that is interesting, effective and fresh.  The characters here are very well crafted, have distinct voices, and will feel real to readers.  The relationships between the main characters – as well as their relationships with their peers – are believable and relatable.”

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“I was captivated from the beginning. I picked it up on a whim and couldn’t put it down!”

Mary Katherine

“What I really liked about this book was not just the fantasy/adventure plot but the spot-on description of how tough life can be for girls of this age — especially if they don’t fit “the mold…The book is also funny…I laughed out loud at least a few times!”

Vanman

a fantasy novel for young readers that blends classic Arthurian legends with a teen drama…the quest-driven plot will keep young fantasy fans engaged

Kirkus Reviews