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Wingheart: Luminous Rock by [Gabbay, Benjamin]
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"The richly imagined world of Arkane is the backdrop tothe thrilling story of the orphaned Wingheart brothers' fight to save theirhomeland from an evil, immortal power. The novel offers suspense, danger, and acleverly devised system of elemental magic that fantasy readers will relish. Wingheart:Luminous Rock is a captivating introduction to a complex and excitingtrilogy."
Susan Kernohan, Youth Services Librarian
and Co-Chair of Young Voices Magazine, Toronto Public Library

"Wingheart: Luminous Rock is a gripping, fabulous tale masterfullytold by Benjamin Gabbay, an author whose talent belies his youth. In the story,sixteen-year-old Magnus Wingheart, who happens to be the same age as theauthor, and his older brother, Drake, find themselves drawn into a fantasticalworld of magic, mystery, and supernatural characters that spills into the boys'real world. Benjamin's fertile imagination and deft use of language pull thereader into the strange world of this enthralling tale, and make it impossibleto put down."
Andrea Lemieux, former associate director at CBCTelevision, Toronto

"I marvel at the imaginative sweep that Benjamin Gabbay has brought tothis exciting story, written with a disciplined but ever engaging structure andmade all the more enthralling by his mature writing skills. It is a fantastictale well told and one with profound underpinnings. I have no doubt it willfind a devouring and devoted readership."
Mark W. Finnan, Author, Actor, Playwright
markfinnan.com

From the Author

In writing Wingheart: Luminous Rock, I set out to spin a story that did not just employ the themes commonly associated with the fantasy genre, but that affirmed their reality. Quite like the protagonist in the book, Magnus, I refused to accept that magical objects have special capabilities simply because they are magical, or that an alternate world exists without origin, purpose, or definitive location. Stubbornly seeking explanations for the things that are often taken for granted in fantasy and fiction, I strove to invent plausible scientific frameworks for everything from the conjuring of magic to how the spirits of the dead interact with--and sometimes cleverly manipulate--those in the mortal realm.

The story revolves around the world of Arkane, one of Earth's parallel dimensions--a concept not foreign to current scientific theory. With its society, culture, and technology built on a meticulously devised system of elemental magic, Arkane is a highly advanced world unlike any other. When it becomes the stage for a battle against a madman obsessed with the rebirth of a medieval empire, the result is a uniquely colorful juxtaposition of castle dungeons and clockwork revolvers.

Wingheart is a story that mixes the best of the fantasy genres--it is contemporary without clichés such as a vampire romance or a supernatural teen's troubles in high school; it is epic without being a trite tale of a medieval war between elves and trolls. Luminous Rock's heroes are as ordinary as can be, not favored by any prophecy or gifted with any special powers beyond courage, ingenuity, and determination.

In its entirety, the planned Wingheart trilogy is a chronicle spun across three novels that each interweave with, and build on, the next. It is the tale of a struggle against an indomitable enemy grown from the simplest seeds of human greed and fear, yet with roots that span millennia, reaching the dawn of Arkane civilization and the origins of magic.

Fantastical wishes,
Benjamin

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" ~ John Lennon

Product details

  • File Size: 2791 KB
  • Print Length: 630 pages
  • Publisher: Arkane Books; 1 edition (September 9, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098LSN2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,983,139 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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