Author(s): Chaz Harris
Twelve-year-old George Grimes is afraid of growing up. If becoming a teenager means he has to stop believing in Grandad's tall tales about Mythika - a magical place where artists have special powers - then he wants to stay twelve forever.
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, the name given to artists who keep his 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.
From the co-author of LGBTQ fairy tales Promised Land and Maiden Voyage comes a new upper middle grade fantasy adventure.
'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 in to the narrative.'
Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Ttilogy