"A Powerful coming-of-age story . . ." The US Review of Books
"Iwas entranced . . . Silverberry is a masterat characterization. Few are his equal . . ." Readers Favorite
".. . a tale of intense imagination and wonder . . .An adventure we may only find in the deepest corners of ourimagination . . . A. R. Silverberry's story was one that I willlikely be re-reading very soon." Kirsten Bussière,Allbooksreviews.
".. . A magical tale .. . I highly recommend this book for pre-teens and young adults." Thesupermom.com,Review by Karlynn Johnston
WINNER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD: Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction
WINNER READERS FAVORITE AWARD: Preteen Fiction
SILVER MEDAL BILL FISHER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: Children's/Young Adult
FINALIST FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR: Juvenile Fiction
WINNER ALLBOOKS REVIEW EDITORS CHOICE AWARD: Young Adult/Children
"Wyndano's Cloak is a young adult fantasy book with adventure, appeal, action, and plot ambiguity. Described as 'a tale of madness, friendship, and courage,' Wyndano's Cloak is a fantasy vehicle that will carry young adults through tests of strength, integrity, and steadfast visions. Dark in tone yet laced with hope and optimism, Wyndano's Cloak presents just the right piquant combination of danger, excitement, mystery, and challenge. Suitable for young adults age 11 and up, Wyndano's Cloak will attract a following to clamor for sequels to this exciting tome." - Children's Bookwatch
"Wyndano's Cloak, an engaging adventure with an extraordinary heroine, captures the courage and sense of adventure that lies in the heart of all young girls." - Sandra Martz, editor, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
"What more can a reader ask for? Mystery, treachery, intrigue . . . and a magical cloak that may prove just as dangerous to use as not to use. Delicious!" - Eric A. Kimmel, author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
"Good versus evil in a rich tale full of magic, adventure and courage, Wyndano's Cloak reminds us of the power in each of us to grow and transform into our very best self." - Susan Borkin, M.A., Psychotherapist, author of When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes: The Healing Power of Writing
"Silverberry writes in an imaginative, almost musical style that illumines the contrast between the wonders of the imagination and the prosaic or "quotidian" world of everyday fact and purpose. He evokes the sights and sounds of nature and setting to help portray these polarities within a powerful coming-of-age story. Three young girls learn to battle the forces of ignorance, cruelty, and jealousy, making this a wonderful story for young minds grappling with the onset of maturity. The author adds to this wonder by making a rich and subtle metaphor for the power of creativity and courage, the function and purpose of artistic inspiration and enrichment, and the role of fantasy and vision in the human psyche, young or mature. This he does without sacrificing story. The result is a statement of the purpose of fantasy and fiction within the very structure of a fantasy." ----
The US Review of Books
From the Author
When people ask me to describe Wyndano's Cloak inone word, I answer, "Empowerment."
When they ask me to describe it in five words, I say,"Magic too dangerous to use."
When they say, "Ooh! Tell me more," Ireply, "A sinister shapeshifter threatens to shatter Jen'sworld and the kingdom of Aerdem. She has one chance to stopthem--with a magical cloak too dangerous to use. If you lovepage-turners with secrets, riddles, mystery, treachery, and intrigue,then you'll enjoy Wyndano's Cloak."
Tell us more, they say! I answer: "Prepare for abone-thrilling ride in a land of fantasy, enchantment, and adventure.Where betrayal vies with loyalty, friendship, and courage. And hopelies with the unlikeliest heroes and heroines."
Pull up a chair, throw another log on the fire, havea sip of tea, and curl up with a good book. The possibilities areendless, and fairy-tale magic lies ahead . . .
A. R. Silverberry