Thursday, September 30, 2010
Only one man can make the magical stones that repel dark creatures and keep the island safe; and when that man goes missing, a shipwrecked twelve-year-old, Bennett Nelson, sets out to find him.
Bennett Nelson washes ashore Isla de Sangra Mala after a fiery shipwreck, only to find the natives have been anticipating his arrival. Years before his birth, Bennett’s name was carved into the Shield of Stone by a mystical, prophetic creature. A stone that holds the names of every hero or warrior to walk the island.
Because his name is on the stone, Bennett is placed in a special camp for children of the Brotherhood; an organization bound together against an evil man who wants control of the island, Luciadoye the Great. There he attends lessons, learns of magical stones that can do almost anything, plants that can gobble you up in three bites, and potions that would make for an awesome practical joke.
It's all fun and games until Dr. River, the only known maker of the stones, goes missing, and Luciadoye is the number one suspect. Wanting to prove himself to the Brotherhood, Bennett sets out to find and rescue the Doctor, taking his two new friends with him. But rough terrain and lying adults stand in their way. They must hurry before Lucidoye can use Dr. Rivers' power to take over the island.
I am seeking representation for my middle grade heroic fantasy, BENNETT NELSON AND THE MAKER OF THE STONES. It is complete at 55,000 words.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
A. J. Spindle