Bryan Givens was born in Dallas, Texas, and some of his earliest memories are of traveling to other places by reading: Narnia, Middle Earth, Treasure Island, Mars. As he grew older, he traveled to many other places, both in person and through the magical medium of books. Also, he’s had a long fascination with folktales and with exploring his Irish heritage. For his day job, he teaches history at Pepperdine University in California.

Titles by Bryan Givens

  • by Bryan Givens

    After the happiest summer he could remember, Jack is suddenly summoned to heal the Jarl of Cork, an important ally of the king. If Jack can’t find a way to help him, war would consume all southern Ireland.

    But Jack is reluctant to get involved because he doesn’t know what is causing the illness. And worse—much worse—the Jarl is a Dane, just like the ones Jack’s father had fought against for so long.

    Will Jack help an enemy to help his country? Will he listen to the Jarl’s plea?

  • by Bryan Givens

    In Jack and the Giant’s Bargain, book two of the Adventures of Jack series, Jack finally begins to feel at home in the village of Lismore after rescuing his little sister from the clutches of a goblin. Then Jack receives an unexpected request from his best friend’s uncle to help him resolve a problem with his mysterious business partner—a partner who is unnaturally tall and who seems to have magical powers. Jack reluctantly agrees to go, but he quickly realizes that it will take all his wits and courage to escape the giant’s bargain…

  • by Bryan Givens

    Jack dreams of becoming a great warrior like his father, even though he’s not sure he’ll ever be big enough. But when his father doesn’t return from fighting the Viking invaders, Jack knows he has to step up to protect his family. After he has to move to a different village, he meets new friends, makes new enemies, and discovers strange new places. And when an unseen menace threatens his loved ones, Jack must rely on his wits and courage to unravel the secret of the Hollow Hill.