The Lost Realm – Crown of Three

The Lost Realm - dust jacket

Yikes! Not only can you now buy Crown of Three – my fantasy novel for middle grade readers – in paperback, but you can also preorder the sequel! Yes, the hardback edition of The Lost Realm will be published by Simon & Schuster on May 31, 2016. Interested? Here’s the blurb:

The kingdom of Toronia is being torn apart by civil war. The only hope comes in the form of illegitimate triplets, who are prophesied to kill the king and rule together in peace. Separated at birth and scattered throughout the realms, the triplets face a desperate fight to secure their destiny. Will they survive long enough to rule?

The resurrected King Brutan and his army of the dead control the city of Idilliam. Outside, Elodie and Tarlan are trying to hold their own army together and find a way to rescue their brother Gulph who is trapped inside the city. Or is he? Gulph has found a passageway to the lost realm of Celestis, which lies beneath Idilliam. Meanwhile, Tarlan and the wizard Melchior set out on a quest to restore the wizard’s powers, leaving Elodie and her army to keep watch. But Elodie is betrayed, her troops slaughtered, and she is taken captive by Lord Vicerin, her former guardian, who is determined to use her to get to the throne.

Seemingly further from the throne than ever, the triplets will need to use all of their strength and abilities if they are to survive—let alone rule.

Here’s what Publishers Weekly had to say about Crown of Three:

With a complicated mix of politics, interweaving plotlines, and a heavy (and quite gruesome) body count, this novel reads like Game of Thrones on a mellow day—definitely aimed at the older end of the middle-grade audience.

According to Imagination Soup, who listed Crown of Three in their latest “Best Books for 11 Year Olds” roundup:

It’s a great adventure story with cool creatures, a few zombies, danger, and epic kid-power.

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