Seventeen-year-old Breslin Black grew up in the royal family; in a kingdom where a mystical Naming ceremony determines everyone’s destiny. Where every thirteen-year-old receives a definition of their name, one that sets the tone of their life to follow. For centuries, royals have received Namings that mean powerful; leader; protector. Until one. Princess Breslin. Her Naming’s results? Rattled her royal lineage and worse, fractured the once sweet relationship she had with her father the king.
For years, Breslin vowed to prove to him she’s more than her Naming. That he can trust her; love her. But nothing she did made any bit of difference.
Until her brother Colton is Named. Until he too receives mind-numbing results, sending the kingdom into a panic as a once unshakeable tradition begins to unravel. Her father, desperate to conserve order and peace, approaches Breslin for help. This is her chance. She agrees, promising to follow him blindly.
But as Breslin submits to her father’s plans, she discovers things about the Namings that have been overshadowed for centuries. Dark secrets. And if they’re not exposed, the future of the kingdom could crumble. Breslin’s loyalty is now put to the test. If she departs from her father’s plans she risks never healing their relationship again. But if Breslin ignores what she uncovers, she could be responsible for the kingdom’s demise.
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THE NAMING OF COLTON BLACK is another amazing book from Robin Puelma. This fantasy story is sure to capture the imagination of middle grade readers. Breslin’s transformation throughout the story is AMAZING. Text book if you ask me. I was sucked in at the beginning, and Robin Puelma cranked up the tension beautifully to it's heart-pounding climax! -- Amazon Reviewer
This book was the perfect blend of adventure and family. I felt like Breslin and her brother were relatable and enjoyed every second reading about them. I felt drawn in from the very first page. It was hard to tear myself away! My only regret is that there isn't more story set in this world to sink my teeth (or brain?) into. -- Amazon Reviewer