The Final Gambit by Christopher Healy: Educator’s Guide + Blog Tour Giveaway

It’s finally here! The Final Gambit by Christopher Healy, the third and final book in the A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem series, is now out in the world, and readers can now see how this thrilling middle grade alternate-history adventure ends. I’m so pleased today to be sharing Walden Pond Press’s wonderful educator’s guide for the book, PLUS enter for your chance to win a copy, courtesy of Walden Pond Press.


The thrilling conclusion to Christopher Healy’s funny, action-packed, acclaimed alt-history adventure!

It is 1884, and Molly and Cassandra Pepper,
Emmett Lee, and Emmett’s long-lost father are sailing back to New York following their death-defying adventure in Antarctica. Having discovered a subterranean world at the South Pole while saving the world from certain doom once again, surely their accomplishments will finally earn them the recognition they deserve.

Unless, of course . . . well, you know by now.

And so do the Peppers and Lees. They’re used to having
their deeds covered up by the government in order to
protect powerful men, and frankly, they’re sick of it. And
when their return to New York doesn’t go the way they’d
planned, they decide that maybe it’s best to go into hiding
and accept that, perhaps, the forces aligned against them are just too great.

As the 1884 presidential election approaches however, our heroes discover a plot against leading candidate Thomas Edison that only they can stop. It’ll be up to them to decide whether to come out of hiding, make the perilous journey to Washington, D.C., and do the right thing one last time. Even if it means risking everything they have left.

Christopher Healy is the author of A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem Book 1: A Dastardly Plot, A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem Book 2: The Treacherous Seas, the “Hero’s Guide”

trilogy, including The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s choice, its two sequels, The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle and The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw as well as the picture

book This is Not that Kind of Book. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an actor, an ad copywriter, a toy store display designer, a fact-

checker, a dishwasher, a journalist, a costume shop clothing stitcher, a children’s entertainment reviewer, and a haunted house zombie. He lives in New Jersey with his family and a dog named Duncan.

You can visit him online at 

We are giving away one finished copy of The Final Gambit, thanks to Walden Pond Press. To enter, tell us who you’d want to bring with you on a journey of danger and mayhem, and why.

Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below to complete your entry, and earn more chances to win. U.S. only. Contest runs through midnight (PT) on December 11th.

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7 thoughts on “The Final Gambit by Christopher Healy: Educator’s Guide + Blog Tour Giveaway

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  1. I would take along my daughter as she is smart, strong (both physically and mentally), and courageous.

  2. I’d bring my friend Dan. He’s very resourceful and knows about lots of things that I don’t. We work really well together. Thanks!

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