Author: Matthew David Brough

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $0.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 05, 2019

Deal ends: January 05, 2019


Darkness is falling across mystic Azdia. Soon, all of life will stop glowing with light. Soon, the trees will no longer spring to life. Already, many lumens, the caretakers of Azdia, have lost faith in their provider and protector, the mysterious Mr. Thicket. The only hope for them all are the awaited chosen ones, sent from another realm that is but a whisper of a rumor: a place called earth.Del Ryder and her three best friends stumble through the portal into Azdia. There they meet Crimson, a lumen full of hope, who believes Del and her friends are the ones they have been waiting for. Unwilling to accept their destiny, the children manage to enlist Crimson’s help in what becomes a fight for their own survival. Held hostage by living trees, battered by storms, and caught in a stampede of giant beasts known as feldroes, the darkness of Azdia blocks them at every stage of their adventure. But Del and her friends persevere, following the clues of a cryptic riddle, in the hope that it leads them home.Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed is the first book in the Del Ryder series. It is an adventurous ride, with fast-paced action, and colorful characters. Ideal for ages eight and up, but enjoyed by adults as well.What Readers are SayingThis was a great story-- imaginative! A fantasy, adventure, action, good guys, bad guys, twists and turns, a little bit of everything that kept the story moving and left the reader wanting more. A female protagonist joins plenty of boys and male characters, including the benevolent Mr. Thicket, to keep everyone engaged. As I read the story, I felt like I was back to my childhood days, with delightful, unique characters that are so true to life.As an adult I was a little hesitant when I started this book for fear it was more a kids book. I was wrong. Sure this story will appeal to kinda but it also held my interest-in fact, it was such a good story I hated putting it down and wanted to get back to it. I actually turned off the tv so I could read this book instead.Books in the Del Ryder Series:Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed, Book 1Del Ryder and the Rescue of Eleanor, Book 2Del Ryder and the Emerald Sceptre, Book 3Book 4 - Coming Soon