What do an old wooden box, a jeweled pendant and some mysterious, green-garbed strangers share in common? When Rolin son of Gannon sets out to solve this riddle, his adventures take him worlds beyond the walls of his little log cabin. With the help of some grumpy griffins and a long-lost prophecy, Rolin and his newfound friends battle a sorcerer and his underworld army; deadly snake-trees; batwolves, dragons and other mythical creatures. On their perilous quest for the blessed Isle of Luralin, they must trust the King with their very lives. In the end, they learn that “The greatest help oft comes in harm’s disguise to those with trusting hearts and open eyes.”
This is the first book in a fantasy series of 7 titles (to date). All titles feature a glossary and pronunciation guide at the back to make for easier reading and/or reading aloud. This series is ideal for both pre-teens and teens (ages 8 and up, male or female), including young adults and adults. These books do not contain objectionable language or scenes, and appeal to those who enjoy The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Borrowers, The Wind in the Willows, and other classics.
This second edition contains one additional illustration. Some of the illustrations from the first edition have been updated. The text has also been revised and improved.
Overall content: Adventure, mystery, riddles, family-oriented relationships. 233 pages. Illustrated.