Playing with Fire
Under the guidance and protection of the Keepers, the world of Tranthaea has been at peace for five hundred years. But all of that is about to change, thanks to two visitors from another world... ours.Feeling ignored and unappreciated are not unique sensations for Callum Swift and Jingwei Li. Callum - a 15-year-old pickpocket in Victorian London - wants nothing more than to survive until tomorrow, while Jingwei - a 16-year-old budding environmentalist in modern Los Angeles - just wishes she could make a difference in the world. Every day, each of them wonders what it would feel like to be wanted. That is, until the day they discover they may have unexpectedly developed powerful new abilities.Suddenly transported to the strange and unfamiliar land of Tranthaea, Jingwei and Callum struggle to come to terms with their astonishing powers while trying to prevent a devastating war from destroying the world. With help from the Keepers - the guardians of Tranthaea - these two teens must decide whether or not to accept their new destinies.Tested by shifting allegiances, incredible creatures, and formidable enemies, Callum and Jingwei find themselves faced with impossible decisions in a world on the brink of destruction. But can they shoulder their new responsibilities or will their powers be too much for them to handle? Will they learn to stand together or will they watch Tranthaea burn?
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 133 x 203 x 26mm | 526g
- 03 Sep 2013
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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About J R Vikse
J.R. Vikse is a Canadian author, who, after years of imagining stories using nothing but his brain and a superfluous pile of Lego, finally decided to try his hand at writing them down. Whether it works out or not is up to you. He was an early reader, since there wasn't ever much else to do during Canadian winters, but he didn't get into serious writing until his 20s. Jason wrote his first short story in 2008, and has pecked away at the keyboard ever since. He published his first book, The Lazy Postman, in May of 2012, and always has more projects on the go than he probably should. When he isn't writing, which isn't often, he can be found onstage, where he employs other forms of story-telling as a director and actor, mostly in the genre of musical theatre. He has directed or performed in seventeen productions in three countries over the last eight years. He currently lives in Victoria, BC.