Lately, Grindell's carefree life has been on a downward spiral. He's been fighting with his mom and dad, and his girlfriend just dumped him. He wants a car-and freedom. Wheels will take him away from his overbearing parents and heartache. So when his dad gives him a strange mission, he thinks he's getting a break. He travels to the family campsite in the mountains to retrieve an old bar that's buried by a tree. According to Dad, it's a family tradition. This seemingly harmless quest changes his life forever when he lands in the enchanted kingdom of Galdernia, where magic runs deep and alliances run shallow. Grindell's arrival could be the fulfillment of an ancient prophesy, but for a teenage kid who doesn't understand magic, his odds of surviving are pretty slim. Mad princes, shifty mages, and the king's feisty daughter rattle him as he fights to understand his strange destiny. Galdernia waits for its messiah, but is he that savior? Is he even truly alive or a phantom trapped between worlds? One thing's for sure: no fancy car can bring him answers. Grindell must travel the road to manhood on his own two feet.
- Paperback | 566 pages
- 177.8 x 254 x 32.51mm | 1,197.48g
- 05 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Michael Hyde
Michael Hyde is a father of four and grandfather to three. He wrote his debut novel, "Rosenblatt's Bar," when his children were teenagers, with the intent of teaching them valuable life lessons. He counts Louis L'Amour among his many literary role models. Hyde's home in Norwich, CT, overlooks the Thames River. He enjoys fishing, reading, and geocaching.