Temple Prince grew up in a small town in the hills of north central Pennsylvania. Weekly trips to the library provided her main entertainment. Favorite subject matter included Greek and Viking mythology and the Wizard of Oz books by Frank Baum. Some of these mythological themes and metaphysical elements crop up in her fantasy writing created for young readers.
Jonathan Pryce and the Magic Stone is the first book of a trilogy that spans three stages of Jon’s life and his otherworldly experiences in a land that is a waystation between the living and the dead. The books explore the development of our inner life, the choices we make, and ecological conservation.\
Jonathan Pryce and The Magic Stone
By Temple Prince
Join the adventures of Jonathan Pryce as he discovers new worlds when two caretaker wizards and a ferret lead him on a perilous journey in an underworld dimension. In the brave Hero’s Journey, Jon experiences a rising ability to confront terror from outside himself and within. Along the way he cultivates new friendships with LIttle People, Sprites, Faeries, and a fierce Shaman. Book I in The Magic Stone Trilogy. Learn more at www.themagicstonetrilogy.com
Jonathan Pryce and The White Dragon (to be released late Spring 2018)
By Temple Prince
Jonathan Pryce and the White Dragon preview: Jon is now a freshman at the college where his father teaches. His family has adopted a little brother, a bright Mexican boy named Emilio who was orphaned by a massive earthquake in Mexico City. Emilio’s imaginary friend wants to talk to Jon. Find out what happens when the imaginary friend turns out to be the Sprite from the Botanical Garden and Jon is taken back to the interdimensional underworld to consult with Magda. In this book we are introduced to Jen, a classmate who becomes very close to Jon.
Jonathan Pryce and the Magic Stone
This book was terrific! Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing. It pulls you in from the beginning, and I enjoyed the author’s “voice” and style of writing. It isn’t as easy to write for a younger audience (in this case early-mid teens) and also be interesting enough to make it appealing to adults, but I definitely think that the author Temple Prince managed to pull it off wonderfully! There was great energy and such creative, fantastical creatures. Jon is a fun hero to follow, and many children will relate to him and his ‘friends’. The interweaving plotlines were well-crafted and not predictable, and although there were some grammatical and punctuation errors, it wasn’t anything that really bothered me. The story wraps up well, but definitely leaves the door open for more in the future. I’d love to read it! Recommend for Middle Grade/YA readers. (5 stars) Eliza Brown – Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers
From the opening pages of “Jonathan Pryce and the Magic Stone” I knew it would be different from the books I’ve been reading lately and I was right! Temple Prince sets the scenes and characterizations in a skillful way that not only pulls us in, but creates great visualizations and elicits emotional investments. I truly cared about Jon’s (and others) fates, and thought that it was a really fun read with dynamic and creative creatures/characters. It is reminiscent of “Alice in Wonderland”, but with a more modern feel… Well written and fast paced. I finished in the course of a few evenings and can see people of all ages enjoying this (older than 12-14 though…) Happy to see the series will continue! Recommend. (4 stars) Gillian Hancock – Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers
Wow, what a crazy fun fantasy adventure book! I’m not one for rehashing the plot (that’s what the summary is for on the book description page), but trust me when I say you’ve never read anything like this before! This is a great book for middle-graders on up, and I thought it had a great combination of creativity, humor, and intelligence. I like how everything came together at the end, but I do almost feel like the ending was very rushed and abrupt… almost anticlimactic. But it does wrap up nicely. The author writes descriptions very well without overdoing it, and I almost felt like I was watching a movie at times. Jonathan (Jon) is a fun and likable character who grows as the story progresses, and I can see many people enjoying this novel by Temple Prince. (4-5 stars) Laura Clarke – Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers