But Kate soon discovers this new land is under siege by the rebel Grod Vurmis, who is causing freak storms and environmental disasters. Vurmis is turning the inhabitants into shadows, looting the kingdom libraries, and changing the stories so the people will no longer remember who they are.
Kate's curiosity and courage lead her and three friends on a perilous quest to save the Kingdom of What Is. Traversing rivers, seas, and countryside, while avoiding the deceptions of Dreglings, they finally discover the royal palace in shambles. They join the paltry army of Prince Servan and go up against Grod Vurmis without weapons. Their quest comes to an unexpected and shocking end at the Great Gorge.
""The Kingdom of What Is takes you on a colorful journey of fantasy and adventure. It's a compelling, readable book, and Petersen's writing reminds me of Madeleine L'Engle. It will hook young readers, and will enthrall older readers too.""
--Peter W. Klein, Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, Executive Director of Global Reporting Centre, Professor, University of British Columbia School of Journalism
Karl Petersen grew up in western Washington. He pursued studies in environmental biology, theology, TESL, and creative writing. These passions have come together in The Kingdom of What Is. He has also published two collections of poetry. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Vancouver, Canada, where he teaches English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Passage 1
Chapter 2 Wild Goose Chase 9
Chapter 3 No Help 17
Chapter 4 Out of Time 26
Chapter 5 Miner's Gulch 33
Chapter 6 White Noise 41
Chapter 7 Corvus 48
Chapter 8 Shadows 56
Chapter 9 The Ancients 63
Chapter 10 Storms, Stars, and Stories 72
Chapter 11 Unexpected Company 81
Chapter 12 To the Sea 88
Chapter 13 Gulls Landing 95
Chapter 14 Up the River Royal 102
Chapter 15 A Royal Greeting 110
Chapter 16 A Crackling Sound 117
Chapter 17 On a Mission 123
Chapter 18 Downfield 130
Chapter 19 An Elite Task Force 138
Chapter 20 The Caves 145
Chapter 21 The Final Assault 152
Chapter 22 On the Way Home 161
Chapter 23 Lights in the Sky 169