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A debut fantasy novel by a beloved picture book author, and the first in an exciting trilogy set in the world of fairies When Matt and his family move to a new neighborhood, they do not realize that they€™ve inadvertently stumbled into the middle of massive upheaval in the fairy world. With the elves€™ territory disintegrating and dark factions looking to seize control, apprentice mage Tuava-Li must defend her way of life—even when that means cooperating with Matt, a human and a natural enemy, as he may just hold the key to keeping the elf realm from certain destruction. Daniel Kirk has created a mystical world that will envelop readers. A rich story peppered wi
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Daniel Kirk has illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library Mouse, a Parenting magazine Best Book. This is his first novel. Daniel lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
One figure in a silver cloak and feathered headpiece stepped out of the group, looked up, and met his gaze. Matt turned away, but it was too late. He felt a presence in his mind, searching, commanding, Give it back.” It was more than words he was hearing, it was as if an alien presence had entered his skull, its fingers weaving through his brain, prodding, trying to shape his actions. He had to get them to stop. Matt ran down the stairs, flung open the door, and stepped onto the porch.
There must have been a hundred of them standing in the grass. They stood shoulder to shoulder in a wide crescent at the edge of the yard. The image of them shimmered before Matt’s eyes. Not one appeared to be more than a couple of feet high. Where were his parents? Couldn’t they hear anything? Becky was looking out of the bedroom window, with her doll clutched in her arms and tears streaming down her face. What are you?” Matt demanded. What are you doing here? What do you want?”
You have something that belongs to us,” came a high-pitched voice, from the one dressed in silver. Give it back, and we will leave.”
I haven’t got anything that belongs to you. Get off of our property, or I’ll wake up my dad.”
Your father will not come,” said the female in the silver cloak. Your family is sleeping very soundly tonight. We have made sure of that. Now give us what we ask for, and we will go.”
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