Author(s): Thomas Lennon; John Hendrix (Illustrator)
Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliestrecruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds ofnumerous magical creatures. Ronan's parents are in jail, but Ronan is convincedthat they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, pooreyesight, and social awkwardness, he's determined to learn all he can in theGarda in order to prove his parents' innocence. To show he's got what it takes,he'll have to confront a fiery leprechaun, a sinister harpy, and a whole worldof monsters hidden in plain sight next to real-life Ireland. Fast paced, actionpacked, and completely hilarious, this is the start to an exciting newmiddle-grade series by actor and writer Thomas Lennon.
"Perhaps the finest young adult novel of all time (inthe ever-burgeoning leprechaun crime-drama sub-genre). Equal parts JK Rowlingand Douglas Adams, which, y'know... ain't a bad thing."
-- "Weird Al" Yankovic
"A touching, funny read for smart kids young and old.Flat-out laughed out loud!"
-- Patton Oswalt
"Actor/screenwriter Lennon (the Night at the Museumseries) makes a spirited debut with this mythology-laden tale . . . thememorable voice and playful sensibility make this an entertaining seriesopener."
-- Publishers Weekly
"As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout."
-- Kirkus Reviews