For now, it's their father's turn to take on the lordship after the death of their grandfather. This means a move from Ireland to Jarrowvale in the Lake District, much to their annoyance. Seeing the manor doesn't help matters either - in fact, as soon as they arrive, Jaxon and Shay are ready to take the next plane back to Ireland. Jaxon is sure he heard the house call his name and decides it is too creepy for him.
An old lady from a store in the village tells them about the manor's secret: the 24th Room, which sits in the 5th Dimension, can be reached from a stairway that will take them on a journey through the amazing night sky. This room is like no other, and holds many surprises for Jaxon and Shay. The legend of the room states, once they turn 18, that their memory of the 24th Room will disappear... But will it?
24th Room is a work of young adult fiction that will appeal to 12-16 year old 'teensters' that enjoy fantasy fiction. It is the first of two books in the 24th Series.
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Title: 24th Room - The Vale Legend Author: Christy Ellynby Publisher: Cameron Publicity & Marketing Ltd/Matador Published: 1-2-2014 ISBN-10: 1783061324 ISBN-13: 978-1783061327 Pages: 88 Genre: Teens & Young Adults Tags: Sci Fi Overall Rating: Very Good Shay and Jaxon Vale have come to live at Vale Manor when their father inherited the estate and Title of Lord Vale following the death of their Grandfather. Both were quite vocal in their disdain in leaving their home, school, friends and country until the arrive at Vale Manor and are eager to explore the twenty-three differ rooms. Jax finds a painting of a young boy that looks just like him, also named Jaxon, who was the fifth Lord of Vale. That same night the boy comes to Jaxon, scaring him, to tell Jaxon that he will guide him through the secrets of the Manor and of the hidden 24th room. A room that if it likes and trust you will allow you entry into the fifth dimension. There is only one rule. One that if disobeyed will leave you trapped and a slave to the Manor forever. A simple rule, not that hard to follow, when you go to the 24th room you must always return the same way you enter. A rule that the fifth Lord failed to do so that now he must help Jaxon and Shay to prove himself worthy to the room in order to free his soul. Oh, yeah there is one more thing, Nolath, the evil warlock intent on gaining entrance to the 24th room and killing all humanity. The key to gaining the entrance is Jax. This is a light fantasy book for the lover of hidden worlds filled with wonder and where peace between all cultures can be found. Christy Ellynby has created such a world that she is to share. There is a touch of old world charm, the suspense of danger from Naloth, the intrigue of solving the mystery surrounding the room and and why one forgets it ever existed the moment they turn 18. You will be pulled into the story with each new page you read. You may even go searching for a Vale Manor and a 24th room of your own. Good luck, I'll send you an invite when I find mine. Title: 24th Room - The Vale Legend