Storytelling is the most effective teaching method you will ever use.

A captivating story with powerful life lessons

The Apprentice teaches empathy, emotional intelligence, character, and how to make wise choices in one's life and relationships. A free discussion guide is available.

The story at a glance

The Apprentice will capture your imagination from the first paragraph as you get drawn into a story everyone can identify with.

The story follows the unexpected journey of a young apprentice named Hans who is forced to leave home and learn that there is more to life than he thought.

As Hans travels, he encounters people and situations he has never experienced in the small village where he grew up. He finds that working in the big cities is not what he thought it would be.

Each chapter will leave you wanting to turn the page and see what happens next as Hans struggles through the most important journey of his life.

You'll be introduced to the people that impact Hans' life, and you will recognize them as the people you know in your own life. Some you will love and others, well, you decide for yourself.

The situations Hans finds himself in are ones you can relate to, and you'll learn valuable lessons from each one. The end of the book will tug at your heartstrings, and you won't be able to wait for the next book in the trilogy.

The second book, The Journeyman, will be published in the summer of 2022. The final book in the trilogy, The Craftsman, will be published in the summer of 2023.

This is what our readers are saying!

 If you love JRR Tolkien & CS Lewis, you will love The Apprentice. Fabulous Read & Great Message! - I loved The Apprentice! It is a magical read that pulls the reader in and leaves you wanting more. I fell in love with the characters from the get-go and the fairy tale settings drew me in like I was a kid again. It would make a great movie that the whole family could enjoy. 

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 A perfect book for the whole family - Hands down an absolute fun read! The characters grow on you and before you know it, you're laughing and crying as the characters are experiencing triumphs and heartbreaks. It was so fulfilling hearing the lessons Hans picks up throughout his journey ...

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Lessons for all ages - A family member recommended this book to me and my children. It is such a wonderful story of trust and faith. It presents an unmistakable lesson ...

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Great Life Lessons!! - This was a gift from a friend. Very good read, a fast read. By the last page you remember it's a trilogy and then it's an "oh no" moment as you want more. The Apprentice is a great book, the life lessons Hans learns on the journey are lessons every child should have. The characters are well developed. Anxious for the next book in the series.

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The benefits of using the free
Discussion Guide:

  • It teaches the reader to ask appropriate questions when reading a text creates greater retention skills.
  • It can be used for discussion or written assignments for each chapter.
  • It creates a dialog where individuals can discuss their life challenges and issues.
  • The reader learns to explore healthy ways to solve everyday life challenges.

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