On the eve of George’s thirteenth birthday, a man with a forked beard and a crooked nose clambers out of the Grandfather clock in the upstairs hallway. The man claims to be from Mythika, where the evil Lord Helwrath, once a boy who lost his imagination, has been murdering Creators – artists who use their imaginations to keep Helwrath’s power in check.
When George enters Mythika, he joins forces with a talented group of young artists to stop Helwrath before it’s too late. However, a long-kept family secret leads some to believe that George can create the only power strong enough to fight Helwrath…Soulfire.
Recomended age: Upper middle-grade, 10 – 14 yrs.
“The story and characters were wonderfully engaging and it conjures Narnia and traditional fantasy tropes in a way that felt fresh, modern and relevant. I especially loved the emphasis on creating and how organically it was woven into the narrative.” ~ Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
“LGBTQ+ kids and teens so rarely get to see themselves in books, especially as the hero. This middle-grade adventure story featuring a queer protagonist who teams up with a crew of talented artists to fight against a great evil seems destined to become an instant classic.” ~ Margot Atwell, Senior Director of Publishing, Kickstarter