The first of a new fantasy series, this novel surrounds 12-year-old Gabriel Stone, who, still reeling from the disappearance of his mother, discovers a magical crystal that unlocks a portal into a parallel world—and a secret that will change his life forever. Before unraveling the secret, he will face the school bully, have his friendships tested, and meet evil creatures and not-so-nice humans, all on his quest to save the dying land of Valta. A magical, fast-paced story filled with mystery, intrigue, and wonder, it will take readers on an unforgettable journey and keep them up, lamp lit, reading well into the night.
About the Author
Shannon Duffy is the author of Spectral. She lives in Toronto.