Are you looking for a book this Halloween season?
Grab this book!!!
It's not only scary.. It's also imaginative and filled with adventure!
Ten-year-old Emma doesn't believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night--until she meets one.
She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents, her Nan, and her little brother, Tam. Ready to abandon the whimsy of childhood, she finds the boredom of chores comforting and Nan's fanciful bedtime stories silly.
One morning, a wan and weary older girl staggers out of the woods and sets the entire town aflutter with whispers of a child-stealing monster lurking in the forest. Nan tells her of the Banderwigh: a dark soul who feeds on sorrow and drains the life from children's tears.
Darkness comes calling on Emma's happy home, threatening the reality to which she desperately clings. The impossible becomes more and more real, forcing Emma to reach inside herself for the ability to believe. Her family depends on it.
This book is a clash between a dark fairy tale world and an RPG world.
What do you do when the things you never believed in came to life?
Gosh! Prepare for the adventure!
Emma didn't believe. She was a logical girl. She always had an explanation for everything. If you ask me, her attitude is that of a late teenager than that of a kid. Her view of life is kind of advanced. She's a very observant girl. I love that about her. She's also a good daughter, a very dutiful sister and a concerned friend. She's always thinking of other people. She doesn't even want to change her dress because of the person who gave it to her. She's a good kid really.
Her story revolves around a story that is feared by many. It's like the dark side of a fairy tale. She doesn't believe in it of course, but fate decides when to turn her into a believer. What happened to her... it's scary. It's traumatic. However, she stood strong. She did cry, but not as much as I expected her to. I imagined myself in her place and it wasn't pretty. She did better and she ended the nightmare all on her own.
It isn't over yet.
That's what you have to look forward to. How does she end it?
Her family is awesome all throughout. I love Mom and Nan. They're truly amazing. I don't know what would happen to this story without them.
This story is a scary, mysterious story of magic. Just how dark can magic go?
I want to have sequel for this. Emma deserves it. :)
Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place.
Hobbies and Interests:
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.
He is also fond of cats.