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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Ethan Mason is focused on baseball, math tests, and staying out of Howard Russman's way. That is until a mysterious puddle of green light appears in the upstairs hallway of his home. The light brings Ethan to the kingdom of Abentur, a beautiful world defended by a dragon against vicious invaders and Draykik, their brutal leader. 
Ethan can't tell his parents or friends or anyone else about the new world he's discovered because he has no way to prove, even to himself, that it really exists. 
When invaders capture the castle and take him and the royal family prisoner, Ethan learns that he alone may be able to save Abentur. But should he risk his life for the kingdom? 
"This adventure rides as smooth and as thrilling as the flight through the clouds on a mystical dragon." (Tonja Decker, Bookworm for Kids)
©2018 Dennis Canfield (P)2018 Dennis Canfield
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Critic Reviews

"Nick Podehl's dynamic narration is well suited to the nonstop action of Canfield's middle-grade fantasy... This will be lots of fun for family listening." (Audiofile Magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adrian on 06-01-18

A great middle-grades tale involving dragons!

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great “middle grades” book that is fun for adults and children. It isn’t too long (about 5.5 hours on audio) and continues to be interesting throughout the book. Unlike some kids’ books, the ending is not as predictable as you would think!

Since part of the description of this book mentions that it is for ages 9 to 11, I put it to the ultimate test and had my nine-year-old son, Olsen, listen to it. He absolutely loved and gobbled it up! He kept on telling me how it was the best book and he did not want to stop listening to it. His review will follow this one.

Audiobook narrator Nick Podehl rating: 5 stars
As usual, Nick Podehl was terrific in reading this book. I am kind of surprised at the ability of Dennis Canfield to find such huge narrators for his books! (I have only read this one and Back to Christmas, which is narrated by Simon Vance).

Olsen’s rating: 5 stars
Olsen’s review:

I liked it. It was a fun and good book. It was cool how he just stepped through the light and he went to that new world. I liked the dragon. I like how the dragon and the horse raced. There was nothing I did not like about the book. I recommend this book to people who like action. I would like to know if there will be a sequel since it was such a good book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By EmilyK on 04-27-18

delightful and fun audio for middle grades

My son and I enjoyed listening to this immensely. Although he was slightly above what I would guess was the target audience age, he found it very enjoyable. If you have an elementary or middle school listener, especially one who likes books like the Rick Riordan series or Sisters Grimm, I would highly recommend this one.

I also found it enjoyable as an adult. Part of that is having such an excellent narrator. We had enjoyed him on other books and that helped hook us right away.

This could be a good book either for the car or before bed. Engaging and exciting, but nothing that would give you nightmares!

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