Charlie Hernández & The Golden Dooms
We have been waiting since 2020 to read Charlie Hernández & The Golden Dooms. Now that we have we are thrilled to tell you all about it below!
Book Review: Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms
We are big fans of the Charlie Hernández series of books. We were hooked in 2019 when we read the first book Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows. See our other Charlie Hernández series book reviews here for book 1 and here for book 2. All three of the books are absolutely great!
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows is filled with excitement and adventure. It is a book that we simply couldn’t put down until we finished it. Because we had read the previous two books, we loved to see the development of the characters. However this is also a great stand-alone book, and you do not have to have read the previous books in order to follow along. But I will tell you that once you read one Charlie Hernández book you will want to read the rest. The book had everything, light-hearted moments, mystery, adventure, and excitement.
Even though the books were meant for my boys, I also enjoy them fully! All of us can’t wait for the next Charlie Hernández book!
You can find Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows on Amazon and from your favorite bookseller.
This holiday season give the Charlie Hernández 3 Books Box Set available here.
About Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this third book in the Charlie Hernández series follows Charlie as he fights against an army of the dead.
After hitchhiking across Central and South America to rescue the Witch Queen and face off against La Mano Peluda, Charlie Hernández is pretty much grounded for life. But after all, he’s been through, some quiet time at home with his parents might be nice. Though it would be better if he didn’t have to share his room with his obnoxiously perfect cousin Raúl, who’s staying with them.
But quiet is hard to come by when you’re the fifth and final morphing, and it’s not long before death walks back into Charlie’s life. Or at least, the dead do, starting with a mysterious young calaca who corners him at school, dropping cryptic hints about trouble brewing in the 305. With the League of Shadows focused on repairing fractured alliances and tracking gathering armies, this one’s up to Charlie to solve.
Following the clues only leads to more questions, and not even teenage investigative journalist extraordinaire Violet Rey can figure out how a sudden rooster infestation, earthquakes, missing persons, and a pet-napping gang of lizard men—whom Charlie doesn’t recognize from any legend—are all connected. Most concerning of all is when they learn a map has been stolen that reveals the locations of the Golden Dooms, the twelve ancient calaca watchmen who form the magical barrier between the realms.
To stop the impending invasion, Charlie and Violet must outwit an ancient evil and unravel the most sinister of schemes. That is unless they’d rather watch the Land of the Living get overrun by the dead.
About the Author
Ryan Calejo is the author of the Charlie Hernández series. He was born and raised in south Florida, where he graduated from the University of Miami with a BA. He teaches swimming to elementary school students, chess to middle school students, and writing to high school students. Having been born into a family of immigrants and growing up in the so-called “Capital of Latin America,” Ryan knows the importance of diversity in our communities and is passionate about writing books that children of all ethnicities can relate to.