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Middle Grade Novels
A Stranger World series
#4 Book and Hall: A Stranger World Adventure (2022)
Hunter Wilson is in trouble - even more than he realizes. His enemy, the Dark Child, has not only discovered what Hunter looks like and what he's been doing (namely, stealing all the Dark Child's precious treasures), he knows, even better than Hunter himself, where Hunter is going next: an eerie, maze-like museum full of magical artifacts, one of which is the Dark Child's most potent and terrible weapon. If Hunter can get this weapon, he'll be one step closer to saving both worlds. But who can he trust to help him? The museum's strange caretakers? The dog-monster Murphy, who might still be the Dark Child's servant? Esthuan Thievesbane, who is certainly a servant of the Dark Child, but might consider herself in Hunter's debt? Hunter will have to discover for himself before it's too late.
#3 Ring and Iron: A Stranger World Adventure (2021)
"In [the author's] long, descriptive passages are evocative lines... A larger story is seeded with the appearance of Esthuan Thievesbane... The brief chapters about her hint that war may be coming to the Stranger World universe, along with a welcome rise in stakes." -Kirkus Reviews
The land of fairies might not sound like a particularly dangerous place, but when Hunter Wilson finds himself transported there, he quickly discovers it's the most perilous part of the Stranger World he's seen yet. And dodging Faerie's tricks and traps only brings him closer and closer to a life-or-death game with the Queen of Faerie herself – not to mention a run-in with a servant of his true enemy: the mysterious Lord of All known only as the Dark Child.
#2 Sea and Sword: A Stranger World Adventure (2021)
"SEA AND SWORD is fast-paced and suspenseful, with cliffhanger chapter endings and inter-character tension on every page."
IR Rating: 4.0
Hunter Wilson finally found the magical world he'd been looking for all his life - then the Door closed to him. Now he's desperate to find a way back - any way back. But he's about to find out, some Doors are more perilous than others. Drowning or getting eaten by pirates might be the price he has to pay to go back to the world where he feels he truly belongs.
#1 Tree and Beast: A Stranger World Adventure (2020)
"A colorful, tenderly told story for youngsters with vivid imaginations." -Kirkus Reviews
It seems like Hunter will never have an exciting adventure like the ones in the books he's always reading. That is, until he finds a hollow tree behind his school full of tiny people, and crawls through it into a humming, glowing forest. He meets a story-telling raven who's much more than he seems, and almost gets eaten by a giant dog-monster. Then he discovers the forest is under attack, and he'll have to stand up and fight if he doesn't want to lose the dream world he's only just found.
Every kid knows what's it like having a bunch of tigers around the house - always juggling, reciting Shakespeare, cooking weird food, or running a zoo in the backyard. What a hassle! But Ballyhoo is something special...