A wizard who covets control of a powerful gateway.
An empress who may or may not relinquish it to save her family.
And a 13 year-old boy from a parallel world who can very well be the hero the Empress Alassa needs.
The Chronicles of Irindia by D. John Watson is a fantasy novel that is on my upcoming review list. I’m looking forward to reading a story where the desired Powerful Object is something that cannot be taken by force, but must be willingly given.
There is another world, parallel to ours, that is in desperate need of a hero. Dark forces are trying to take control of a powerful tool, a gateway that will change the face of that world, and ours. Lord Draga will stop at nothing to bring his Master into the world. The only thing standing between him and his goal is the strong will of the young Empress Alassa. Lord Draga cannot take the gateway by force, it must be relinquished voluntarily. Draga has destroyed whole villages in his pursuit of the gateway. How long will Alassa hold out if the last surviving member of her family is in danger? But there is a prophecy, a prophecy that says a savior will come and defeat the evil taking over Irindia.
David Sanchez is like any other normal 13 year old boy. He likes sports, video games, and hanging out with his friends. His father has taken a new job that has moved them 1500 miles from everything David knows and loves. His sister has stayed behind to attend college and his friends are gone, David thinks his life will never be the same again. He doesn’t know how right he is. He is unaware of the way his life will change when he makes a silent wish, a selfish wish, because he is angry.
Fantasy, YA Fantasy
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