Greetings travelers, and welcome to a new stop in the Otherworld. Today we’re actually going to start in the familiar world we know, but we’re going to take a step through the mist, and find ourselves in a strange place filled with new surprises and possibilities. Read on to learn more about Micah and the Candles of Time.
Spend just a short while with any of Beth Connor’s books, and you’ll see that there is a tremendous amount of passion for fantasy. So it is in her feature release, Micah and the Candles of Time: The Isdralan Chronicles. Connor whets her talents on a considerable and magical new realm, the eponymous Isdralan. This majestic land hidden beyond the veil of our world is filled with incredible sights and revelations, and brings her young protagonist to learn things about himself that he never could have dreamed. Akin in some ways to Alice in Wonderland, this story reminds people that even when things can become difficult, there are always places your heart longs for.
Twelve-year-old Micah Murphy’s life has been turned upside down. First, his parents move him to a small boring town on the other side of the country, and now, his friends are not even messaging him back. The prospects for a great 8th grade are not looking good.
With nothing else to do, Micah decides to go exploring. After stumbling across an old kayak, he heads off to explore the shore of the Atlantic, but finds himself horribly lost and trapped in a strange land. All he wants to do is get home. Even if that means his parents will ground him the rest of the summer.
Isdralan is a world in the shadows of our imagination, balanced between light and dark. When characters he meets offer to help him get back, he has to learn who he can trust, in a place where nothing is as it seems. Time is about to take on a new meaning and he will come face to face with secrets that will change his future in ways he could never have imagined.
Will Micah be able to face his fears and return to his parents via a treacherous journey, or will he be stuck in Isdralan forever?
A delight for the senses, Connor’s fantasy is perfect for young and new adults who have active imaginations, and want to be immersed in a world of sprawling potential. This book in particular is interesting in its exploration of parallels to the main character’s life, but it is so apparent that there is a wealth of splendor there to entertain and captivate readers of all ages. It grips you and doesn’t let go, and will linger in your mind long after you turn the last page. There is more coming from the world of Isdralan, so there’s never been a better time to see what wonders are in store for you there. Check out Micah and the Candles of Time: The Isdralan Chronicles on Amazon today! And you can use this link to to pick up the book from a local seller.
Images provided courtesy of Beth Connor.
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