After helping his best friend Zora secure her crown and the kingdom of Tarshish, Sundiata is summoned once more by young Queen Zora. Only this time, it is not the kingdom of Tarshish that is in trouble, it is Princess Tahtahme and the far away kingdom of Nok that desperately needs his help…
Norris Bloom is a retired school teacher and basketball coach. She taught 5th and 6th grade in the United States before relocating to Upper Basildon, England for 6 years where she developed a love of the English countryside and its people. Additionally, she traveled extensively throughout Europe, feeling a kindred spirit to the long ago kings and queens that once roamed the castles dotted throughout Europe. Crowns and Kingdoms is her first series showcasing her love of middle school aged children and medieval folklore. Norris currently lives in San Francisco, Ca with her husband Ken and her dog Mojo. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, music, sports and spending time at her cottage on Lake Tulloch, Ca.
Today as I watch the news, I am reminded why I really wanted to write my series of books. It seems like kids now get bombarded with negativity and evil--anywhere from trashy, reality t.v. to horrendous actions perpetrated by a small population of people. I believe that the good on this earth far outweighs the bad. My hope is that kids of all races, religions and genders connect with some of the good guy/gal characters within my series, inspiring them to live by a modern-day code of chivalry.
Crowns and Kingdoms - Nok
I felt sick as I listened to the emotion in Jemil’s voice as he spoke, and I racked my brain for the best way to put an end to this evil. We stood thinking, gazing at the sea, until I broke the silence and said, “I have a plan. We need Binta to ask Chi to get us into the castle to see Princess Tahtahme as soon as possible. We only have a couple of days before the new moon.”