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Winner of the 2016 Selah award for Young Adult Fiction
At first, Lauren Knowles is thrilled to find she's "clicked" herself inside Alrujah, a fantasy game she created with her best friend, Oliver Shaw. But the exhilaration of serving as a magical princess fades when she senses a demonic force - one they did not create - lurking in the shadows.
Though they created a world of wondrous beauty blue-leafed forests, shimmering silver rivers, and expansive medieval castles Lauren and Oliver soon find their secret realm to be an ever-changing land of dark oppression and deadly sorcery. With the help of Aiden Price and Erica Hall, two friends from their high school in North Chester, the four teens must find a way out that can only be discovered from the dusty pages of the ancient leather-bound tome, The Book of Things to Come.
Faced with questionable allies, invisible enemies, and increasingly dangerous levels of difficulty, the four must learn to work together, to trust each other ... or be forever lost in this deadly game of virtual reality that's become all to real.
Careful what you create - it could kill you.
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In addition to being a loving father and husband, Aaron Gansky is an author, novelist, editor, teacher, and podcast host. In 2009, he earned his M.F.A in Fiction at the prestigious Antioch University of Los Angeles, one of the top five low-residency writing schools in the nation. Prior to that, he attained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing where he studied, in part, under Bret Anthony Johnston, now the Director of Creative Writing at Harvard University. His first novel The Bargain (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) was a 2014 Selah Finalist. He has written two books on the craft of writing fiction; Firsts in Fiction: First Lines and Write to Be Heard (with Diane Sherlock).
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Book Description Brimstone Fiction, 2015. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9781941103975