Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Here it is, folks. The long awaited cover for GIDEON'S SPEAR, the sequel to FINN FINNEGAN. All I can say is "WOW!"

This just says there's good stuff inside, don't you think?
Gideon’s Spear
(The Adventures of Finn MacCullen #2)

For Finn MacCullen, it’s time to Irish up.


With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. “Come along, ye manky beasties,” he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. “I’ve a wee point to share with ye!” Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. “Faugh a ballagh!”

“The Spear!” Goblin voices screeched in panic. “The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan!”
“Yeah, you got that right!” Finn yelled back.

When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy.

And woe to the foe he meets along the way.


Finn Finnegan
(Book One of The Adventures of Finn MacCullen)
“Overall, a great choice for adventure-loving readers who prefer their battle scenes with a hefty dose of ancient weaponry, ground-fighting skills, and just a touch of magic." --School Library Journal


"If Lloyd Alexander had written The Ranger's Apprentice, the result might have been something like Finn Finnegan. Fantastic!" --Mike Mullin, author of Ashfall and Ashen Winter
"Finn Finnegan brings classic adventure into a modern day setting for a great read.”

--Dee Garretson, author of Wildfire Run and Wolf Storm



Title: Gideon's Spear (The sequel to Finn Finnegan)

Author: Darby Karchut

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

ISBN:  978-1-937053-94-9

Release Date: 2/4/2014

Formats: Paper, e-book

Goodreads TBR:

Congratulations, Darby.


  1. Awww, thanks so much, Bev, for being a part of this! Hugs!

  2. You're welcome, Darby. I wouldn't miss it. Looks like another winner. :)

  3. Absolutely, C Lee. All boy with a touch of magic.

  4. If this story is as good as the first one, Beth, it will keep the reader turning pages, unable to put it down. :)

  5. I forgot to add: And I have no doubt in my mind that it is another winner for Darby.