The first volume in a thrilling new fantasy trilogy in which the characters must fight evil using only their wits . . . and nine special charms.
Walker, ever the class clown, reaches into a fountain and finds the joke's on him when he wakes up in a distant world.
Niko wants to be a warrior, but his master insists he learn the ways of a philosopher. What's the good of that?
Aurora can do simple gypsy magic tricks, but even she doesn't know the true depths of her power.
Drawn together by forces they don't understand, to combat an evil they can't imagine, their only weapons are nine simple charms.
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Erica Farber, a children's book editor turned writer, and John Sansevere, a longtime veteran of the children's entertainment industry, have collaborated on numerous children's projects.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6-9-The first in a new fantasy trilogy, this book begins in our world but moves quickly to a parallel one. Walker Crane is on a school field trip when he falls into a fountain and finds himself in a strange place. His fate soon becomes entangled with that of two other young people who inhabit this world: Niko, a warrior in training, and Aurora, a Gypsy girl with unusual though untapped powers. Together these three become Bearer, Chooser, and Protector in a dramatic saga that pits the Lords of Time against the dark. Like Susan Cooper's "Dark Is Rising" series (McElderry), this title contains prophetic, cryptic rhymes and a quest for symbolic objects, in this case nine jeweled charms. The foes of the light are malevolent men served by merciless, cruel soldiers called Dragons. The plot twists and turns its way through numerous exciting but sometimes confusing adventures. Walker finds himself perilously caught in the midst of some Dragons in training. Aurora meets otherworldly spirits who may or may not wish her well. And Niko learns that his master has taught him well how to fight. The elements of high fantasy are here but the story never quite gels. Characters lack depth and the plot elements have little cohesiveness. Events occur, and readers will just have to trust that the pieces of the puzzle will eventually come together.
Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
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