Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows

Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows

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WINNER! 2019 FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARD - YOUNG READERS CATEGORY

"Will instantly draw in any reader who has secretly (or not so secretly) wished for a little more wonder in their world. Parallels will of course be drawn to the Harry Potter series--and rightfully so--but this book also shares much in common with Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time." - 5 Stars, Red City Review

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Magic is real, Thomas. No matter what happens, always remember that magic is real.

Seven years have passed, and Thomas hasn't forgotten. He hasn't forgotten the blue of his dad's eyes either, or the tickle of beard on his cheek as they hugged goodbye. Last moments with a parent are memorable, even if you don't know that's what you're having.

Now, with his 13th birthday rapidly approaching, Thomas's search for magic is about to take a radical and unexpected turn. At an out-of-the-way shop filled with dusty leather books, a strange little man with gold-flecked eyes offers him an ancient text called The Book of Sorrows. The price is high and the rules are strict, but there's no way Thomas can resist the chance to look inside.

With the mysterious book guiding the way, a strange new world is revealed - a world in which Thomas has a name and destiny far more extraordinary than he ever imagined. But time is short. Even as Thomas uncovers his secret family history, a powerful new enemy emerges, threatening to end his rise to power and destroy everything he holds dear.

Through a fresh voice, genuine characters, and a unique story line, Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows is destined to appeal to fans of Harry Potter and readers of all ages who love the search for magic and adventure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 21mm | 413g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1732457808
  • 9781732457805
  • 1,306,551

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"A stunning fantasy novel...descriptive and incredibly well-written." - 5 Stars, Readers' Favorite

"A charming, chummy tale that will instantly draw in any reader who has secretly (or not so secretly) wished for a little more wonder in their world. Parallels will of course be drawn to the Harry Potter series--and rightfully so--but this book also shares much in common with Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time." - 5 Stars, Red City Review

"A lively adventure." - Kirkus Reviews

"Captivating...a compelling story that offers good psychological depth, exquisite tension, and an adventure tale that proves hard to put down." - D. Donovon, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"J.M. Bergen has created a marvelous fantasy/sci-fi story for children and teens in Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows. With all the qualities a great book should have, the story holds your interest and offers a pleasing blend of legend and modern-day problems." - 5 Stars, Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
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157 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 37% (58)
4 43% (67)
3 17% (27)
2 3% (5)
1 0% (0)
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