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13-year-old Aaron was chosen to save their world, but it might come at the cost of losing his own… Breaking into an old lady’s basement was supposed to reward Aaron with new friends. Instead he finds an enchanted amulet that transports him to another world—one at war with magic. Before he knows it, he is accused of witchcraft and invited to a bonfire—where he’s the main attraction. If that’s not bad enough, a goblin army shows up and toasts the town…literally. The good news: Aaron escapes being charbroiled. The bad news: the goblins are after him. They want his amulet and will stop at nothing to get it. Battling to find his way home, Aaron teams up with a not-so-magical-wizard and learns it’s his fate to destroy the amulet and save this new world. But is he willing to sacrifice his own?

“Brooks doesn’t just create a world, he puts you inside of it.”

“The fantasy elements were fresh and fun, and it’s an easy read so I imagine even reluctant readers will be willing to take the plunge… Oh, and it *totally* needs to be made into a movie! Some of the scenes in this are epic excitement!”

Author note: This could easily be compared to The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, or more recent The Beyonders series, by Brandon Mull. I hope kids take away that it’s okay to be themselves. No matter what people think, you were made to stand out. You were meant to be YOU.