THE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! With this latest Special Illustrated Edition, Robert Stanek continues to blur the lines between the traditional novel and the graphic novel, delivering a new edition of the timeless story of unlikely heroes struggling to save their dying world. Also available in English, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Trade, Library and Audio, the Special Illustrated Edition of this timeless story includes 85 lavish illustrations, deluxe full-size format, and beautiful white paper. Finally released in the version envisioned by the author 20 years ago: lost chapters and scenes restored; the full denouement as originally written; the story of Ruin Mist completely unaltered to hint at the story's origins in ancient myth and legend. ABOUT THE BOOK: Filled with mystery, intrigue, adventure, and magic, this book transports readers to a world unlike any other. Adrina, Emel, Vilmos, Galan, and Seth face even greater challenges as their world is transformed. Vilmos, in his quest to become the first human magus in a thousand years, must control the darkness within him. Adrina must accept her place and work together with Emel to help the elves make their plea to Great Kingdo&mgrave;s council. What happens along the way will amaze you. Don't miss this outstanding series that has quickly become a worldwide favorite. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Stanek is the highly-acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people and adults. He was born in Burlington Wisconsin and is the second youngest of five children. As a former military man, his distinguished accomplishments during the Gulf War earned him nine medals, including the USÀs highest flying honor, the Distinguished Flying Cross. Robert has won many awards from his colleagues and the publishing industry. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.