Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed
"Reminiscent of Madeleine L'Engle and C.S. Lewis"
"This book gets five stars for ruining one night of sleep because I couldn't put it down... At the end of my read, my mind was expanding, my heart was stirred, and my eyes were full."
Darkness is spreading across mystic Azdia. Soon, all of life will stop glowing with light. Soon, the trees will no longer spring to life. Even the mighty feldroes will cease to roam the forests. Already, many lumens, the shape-shifting caretakers of Azdia, have lost faith in their provider and protector, the mysterious Mr. Thicket. The only hope for the creatures of Azdia are the awaited chosen ones sent from another world called Earth.
Del Ryder, an ordinary eleven year old girl with something to prove and looking for a place to belong, leads her three best friends through the magic 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 still 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 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.
The adventure begins with Book One in the Del Ryder Series: Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed.
Matthew David Brough lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada with his wife Cheryl and their daughter Juliet. He is the author of the Del Ryder series, blogs at mattbrough.com, and is also the pastor of Prairie Presbyterian Church. Not surprisingly, some Christian themes, such as grace, forgiveness, healing, sacrifice, and community, tend to show up in the pages from time to time. Matthew is strongly influenced by the classics: Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, and of course, Star Wars. Follow Matthew on twitter: twitter.com/mbrough Or email Matthew at [email protected]
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