Masterfully crafted by Michelle Murray, ‘The Dream Walker, Land of Mystica’ forms volume one of a compelling new series that the whole family can enjoy. One young boy is on a quest to release one of the dark wizards on Mystica – but can he and an unassuming college girl find the other wizards that can save Midnight and its pending war?
Union Grove, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/26/2014 -- While fantasy has seen an undeniable boom as of late, many critics and readers criticize the genre for its over-reliance on adult themes and imagery that excludes younger readers. Thankfully, author Michelle Murray has stormed the scene with gusto to produce a wizard-laden novel that the entire family can enjoy.
‘The Dream Walker’ is volume one in the ‘Land of Mystica’ series. Written for both children and adults, Murray twists a unique fusion of themes into the fray to keep the entire family on the edge of their seats.
Once upon Mystica, there were six wizards, three light and three dark. One day, one of the dark wizards said a spell to trap the fellow wizards. The spell went astray, and all of the wizards were trapped in stones. Now, one curious boy finds one of these stones and releases Midnight. Midnight is loose on Mystica! He gathers an army and prepares for war.
Miranda is an average college girl, until she has dreams of Mystica. Her dreams lead her to travel through Mystica to find Lightning, the one wizard that can defeat Midnight. Follow Miranda through the Plains, Ice Caves, Forest of the Lost, and the Dragon's Lair. Can Miranda find and release Lightning and save Mystica?
“My goal, right from day one, has been to produce a simple fantasy narrative that the entire family can read together. If we can get them opening a book collectively, it can inspire young people to really discover the true joys of reading,” explains Murray. “The problem is that most existing fantasy novels are just not suitable for children.”
Continuing, “That is why I am rocking the boat, and it is working! My writing just goes to show that there is still a huge market for simple literary concepts; we don’t always have to resort to intricate and complicated plots just to bring something new to the table.”
Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews.
Lacie Redding comments, “This book is not like anything I've ever read AND is a quick read - two things I'm always looking for. I was gripped instantly and it was written in a way that was very easy to follow. I enjoyed the point of view switch up as well.”
WillowWeeps adds, “My boys LOVED this book. My youngest (12) sat down and read it cover to cover. Very good series for your kids to get started on!”
With the book’s popularity increasing, interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.
‘The Dream Walker, Land of Mystica Series (Volume 1)’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1BcSZvw.
About the author, in her own words
“I am a married working mother of two young men. I enjoy reading, and of course writing. My oldest son shares my passion of books and we often suggest books for one another to read. We also bounce ideas off each other for our own books. My favorite authors include J R R Tolkien, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and recently Coleen Hueck.”