D.W. Ward -- 5 Stars
"Move Over Percy Jackson..."
StereoMike -- 5 Stars
"This book was like a kid's version of Indiana Jones ... If you have a 10-12 year old child that loves adventure books, this is definitely a must read."
Simone Lilly-Egerter -- 5 Stars
"They keep begging me to read more..."
Gage -- 5 Stars
"I am 14, and I LOVED this book! It was full of adventure and danger at every turn. It was certainly one of the best books I've ever read."
Skeeter -- 5 Stars
"I can't wait for the next book in the series!"
Anna P -- 5 Stars
"... a fabulous work & unique enough to make an impact in the YA market."
Liz Terek -- 5 Stars
From the Author
The story takes place in India where two kids, Zoe and Zak, end up going on a magical adventure. Wait a minute, did I say India? Yeah, India. It's kind of far away from North America, or Europe for that matter, so you might wonder, given that I'm not Indian, why I set it there?
The answer is that I had the good fortune of having my parents send me off to boarding school in the Indian Himalayas when I was kid, There wasn't exactly a logical reason for this, given that I was already going to a perfectly good school and I'd never been to that part of the world, but through a strange and convoluted series of events it happened, leaving me to attend a crazy old boarding school perched high amongst the clouds in the tallest mountains on Earth.
Now it seems to me that a lot of the things in life that blindside us with their utter randomness, also tend to have a pretty big impact. It was like that with me and India. The things I saw there were so amazing, the impact on my life so profound, that I decided to write a book set in a magical approximation of that far off place.
Granted, the India I write about is in no way the whole picture - it's not some kind of fancy cultural study of the country and it's not meant to be. What it is, is a whimsical adventure to an enchanted place, where the bounds of reality are pushed to a point where quite literally anything, and I mean anything, is possible.
I guess what I'm saying is, if you read the book, don't expect a social studies report, because you won't get one. What you will get is a magic carpet ride straight into the imagination. If you're a kid who loves magic and adventure, dreams of going to new places, and hates being bored, then take a chance and check Zoe & Zak out. I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
Over and Out,