Hardy Boys Secret Files #18 Medieval Upheaval

Volume 18 of The Hardy Boys Secret Files series is entitled Medieval Upheaval and will be available in paperback as well as ebook the 4th of August 2015. Check back here for more details! 🙂

Update: Hardy Boys Secret Files #18 cover ~

HBSF #18 Medieval Upheaval by Franklin W Dixon

UPDATE: Synopsis from publisher Simon and Schuster ~

A medieval faire brings the past to life—and a mystery to the present—in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files adventure.

Frank and Joe Hardy are excited to visit the King Arthur Faire in Bayport. On Kid’s Day, there are all kinds of special contests and events, like the Medieval Maze and Junior Jester Court Slam. The highlight of the day is the Junior Joust competition: whoever can stay on a mechanical horse and lance a golden ring with their (fake) sword will win seats to watch the real jousting competition later in the day.

To everyone’s surprise (and delight) Joe and Frank’s friend, Chet Morton, manages to lance the ring and beat out town bully, Adam Ackerman. But after celebrating the win at a pizza stand, Chet discovers his ring—and ticket for the grand prize—is missing! Can Joe and Frank figure out who is the rogue knight before the big show?






18 thoughts on “Hardy Boys Secret Files #18 Medieval Upheaval

  1. You do an excellent job of keeping Hardy fans up to date on all of the newest news, Ann! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂 Callie

  2. I hope the story doesn’t fit the title exactly 😮 – Medieval times had a lot of darkness 😦 – & as for “upheaval” – – not a word that paints a pretty picture! 😛 I guess that other word meaning (upheaving means puking) came to mind because the majority of the books they have in this series (except for some near the beginning) nauseates me – I think they wrote our beloved Hardy characters as inconsiderate, obnoxious, none too bright bullies. & that’s not real or cool.

    I hope this series gets back to the good story & mystery & case solving & real personalities of the Hardy characters that was in Mystery Map & The Bicycle Thief. 🙂 That would be so cool!!!!! 😀 😎 I’ll be checking back here for more information as it gets revealed. 😎 Thanks, Ann! 😀 😎

    Appreciating the good things,

      • 😀 Thanks, Hardy Sleuth! 😀 I hope to avoid that 😛 – & hopefully the author(s) of the book will nicely have a story that will help me fulfill that hope. 🙂 😎

        Appreciating the good things,

        • You can read 1st chapters at Kindle and other places to see if it looks like they’ll be better, but then it might be later in the book that isn’t written very well…Most libraries probably have them, although that saves money, it doesn’t help with the annoyance if the book isn’t good. Some books I’d rather not have read. And you shouldn’t have to say that about ANY Hardys Boys or Nancy Drew books, but it sadly applies for some titles. There are plenty of good ones, though. 🙂

          • Thank you, Hardy Sleuth! 😀 Those are good points you made. 😎 Well said & I agree. 😎

            Appreciating the good things,

    • Yep, I’m not a fan of medieval times either. 😥 True. 😦 Not a pretty picture for sure! LOL! 😆 Some of the Secret Files have been super-disappointing – like The Great Coaster Capter – that’s the one you’re referring to about bullies, right? At first, after I read your comment about bullies, I was like “what one’s that?!?!?!” 😛 Then I thought of the taunting about the roller coaster. They wouldn’t do that, so yeah, I couldn’t stand that one, either. And I had high expectations for it, you know, summer, roller coasters, should have totally been fun! You’re absolutely correct, writing the characters like that isn’t real or cool.

      Me, too. 😎 Those two are good Secret Files. 😎 Agreed! 🙂 No problem! 🙂

      • Yep, that’s the one. 😦 I don’t think it makes sense to write good guys as bad guys – why do that?! o_O O_o

        😎 Yep! 🙂 😀 😀

        Appreciating the good things,

  3. I see the update – the cover has been revealed. I’m sticking with my original comments about this book. Although the cover is bright, colorful & the characters are still drawn well, I do have one question… What is that sword sticking in?! o_O Is it cheese? O_o If it is, all they have to do is wait for it to get gushy in the sun! 😛 Unless it’s one of those really hard cheeses. :/ Maybe it’s rock, but with the stories the way they’ve been going makes me think it’s cheese (= cheesy). Still not excited about it. 😎

    Appreciating the good things,

  4. I read the sample from the first chapter….. The character who’s supposed to be Frank Hardy was rude to his brother. Not cool. Also not a real Hardy Boys book – because any time an author writes any of the main characters out of character, they have just negated the connection to the series & don’t count as relevant. I’m not buying it – in either sense of the phrase.

    I like good books with characters written correctly. Frank & Joe aren’t intentionally rude to each other. They’re cool. 😎

    Appreciating the good things,

    • You said it perfectly, Lily. I like the way you put that “negated the connection”. Even though I guess he was just joking it just didn’t sound like Frank.

      I agree. 😎

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