A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest by J.A. Myhre

Ten-year-old orphan Mu thinks he’s unwanted and unloved—but everything changes the day he meets a chameleon in J.A. Myhre’s A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest. Together they will embark on a quest, and what a quest it turns out to be! Mu faces danger and finds unexpected allies as they journey through a fascinating and ever-changing landscape. Don’t miss this page-turning children’s action and adventure story set in a fictional African land!


{More about A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest}

A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest (New Growth Press, October 2015)

A Boy Named Mu, an African Journey, and You

Mu, a ten-year-old orphan, has lived his entire life in the heart of Africa. For as long as he can remember he has served in the household of a great-uncle where he is unloved and ignored. In his drudgery-filled life, Mu has little hope of happiness, and little hope that anything will ever change.

But one day, everything does change. On his way to draw water one morning, Mu is astonished when a chameleon greets him by name and announces that they will embark on a quest together. And what a quest it turns out to be! Mu faces danger and finds unexpected allies as they journey through a fascinating and ever-changing landscape.

A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest blends magical realism with a compelling story. The exciting story line combines an orphan’s journey to find a home with the plight of child soldiers and the dangers of the Ebola virus and, along the way, highlights universal themes of integrity, loyalty, faith, and love. Written by long-time medical missionary J. A. Myrhe, the artful story is laced with subtle gospel themes and handles cross-cultural issues with grace and sensitivity. Kids will encounter good and evil and learn the truth about hope, happiness, and what it means to be human in this page-turning first book in a new series.

—A page-turning children’s action and adventure story set in a fictional African land
—Blends magical realism and compelling storytelling with gospel themes to draw kids gently into the truth
—Deals with real-life but (seemingly) faraway themes like the plight of orphans, the duties of child soldiers, and the reality of the Ebola virus
—Written by a long-time medical missionary to Africa who handles cross-cultural issues with grace, sensitivity, and love

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J.A. Myhre

{More About J.A. Myhre}

J. A. Myhre serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked for over two decades. She is passionate about health care for the poor, training local doctors and nurses, promoting childhood nutrition and development, and being the hands of Jesus in the hardest places. She is married to her best friend and colleague Scott, and together they have raised four children for whom many of her stories were written as Christmas presents.

Find out more about J.A. at http://paradoxuganda.blogspot.com.

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New book captures the voice of forgotten children

Medical missionary to Africa weaves adventure tale to shine a light on the oppressed and the orphaned

10/7/2015 || Seattle: Nearly 80 percent of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day. For globally-aware parents who want give their children a glimpse of majority-world reality, long-term medical missionary to Africa J.A. Myhre has penned A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest (New Growth Press/October 6, 2015/ISBN: 9781942572084/$15.99).

This beautifully-written adventure book for young readers brings to life the African savannah Myhre calls home, inviting readers to explore the country through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy named Mu. Orphaned as a toddler, Mu has served his whole life in his great uncle’s house where he is unloved and ignored. In his drudgery-filled life, Mu has little hope of happiness and doesn’t believe anything will ever change.

On his way to draw the morning water one day, Mu is astonished when a chameleon greets him by name and announces they will embark on a quest together. Mu and his chameleon guide face peril and find unexpected allies as they journey through an ever-changing African landscape. Throughout his adventure Mu learns many things about himself and the nature of good and evil.

Myhre has served alongside her husband as a doctor in East Africa for more than two decades. While living in a very remote area on the Uganda-Congo border, Myhre noticed that although her children were avid readers, none of the books in their hands related to the world in which they lived. So she began to write short novels for them each Christmas, which they would read aloud together. “Most of the kids who hung out at our house every day had lost one or both parents and struggled to stay in school. Our next-door neighbor ended up in a rebel group,” Myhre admits. “This is reality for kids in much of the world. So I wanted a story where kids who live with that kind of challenge had courage and hope, even if they made mistakes.”

A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest gives a voice to the millions of children like Mu who must make painful, irrevocable choices along the path of growing up. Dealing with real themes African children face every day, such as forced labor, the duties of child soldiers and the Ebola virus, Myhre hopes A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest will captivate young minds and foster in them a new sensitivity toward the forgotten orphans of the world. “I think our kids are the generation that will grasp justice,” says Myhre. “They know we are all responsible to struggle for those who are oppressed. I hope by giving the poor names and stories, kids everywhere will embrace their struggles.”

New Growth Press now brings the powerful message of this story, originally told from one mother to her children, to all bookshelves, drawing families into a tale about hope, happiness and what it means to be human.

For more information about J.A. Myhre, her family’s work in Africa and A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest, visit www.paradoxuganda.blogspot.com.

Advance Praise

“Written by a true insider, this tale is rich in African texture. This allegory is sure to delight readers both young and old!”

~ Harry Kraus, bestselling author of Could I Have this Dance?

“When Tita the chameleon climbs onto the shoulder of young Mu, he not only sets the African boy on a heart-stopping adventure, but us too. It’s a journey rich in the beauty and wonder of Africa, but it’s also—importantly—a lesson on redemption and sacrifice. Young readers will gravitate to Mu and his animal guardians, but so do the rest of us, too. A Chameleon, A Boy, and A Quest is for all ages a lyrical introduction to the promise and peril of Africa.”

~ Mindy Belz, editor, World Magazine

“The best stories enlarge our understanding of the world, excite our imagination, and make us think of THE story sung by angels in heaven. This book does all of that. It’s a rich adventure full of fantasy, yet all about the truest things in life.”

~ Jack Klumpenhower, author of Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids

About the Author

J.A. Myhre serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked alongside her husband, Dr. Scott Myhre, for more than two decades. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric training at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. She also received a Master’s in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Myhre works in the AIC Kijabe Hospital, which provides healthcare in the name of Jesus to the vulnerable people of East Africa. She has given a special focus in her work to HIV prevention and nutrition and has invested heavily in training emerging indigenous leaders. Myhre is currently spending one year living and traveling in the U.S., telling others about her work in Africa. She and her husband have four children, all of whom attend university in the States.

For more about J.A. Myhre, her work in Africa and A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest, visit paradoxuganda.blogspot.com.

Suggested interview questions

—You have served as a medical missionary for more than 20 years. How did you make the leap to children’s author?

—Can you share more about the inspiration behind A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest? How old were your children when you first wrote this story for them?

—By the title of the book, we can assume a chameleon and a boy are the main characters in the book, but can you tell us a little bit about Mu and his reptilian friend?

—What kind of quest does Tita take Mu on?

—Of all animals in Africa, why did you choose a chameleon to be the guide of this quest?

—How were you able to tackle some difficult Third World issues, such as orphans, child soldiers, slavery and the Ebola virus, in a way that was honest but not disturbing to young readers?

—Why do you think it’s important to educate our kids about how the rest of the world lives?

—In what ways is Mu a hero? How will young people be able to identify with him?

—There is a strong theme of redemption in the story. Do you think all actions are redeemable?

—What character in the book did you most identify with and why?

—Many parents would like to see their children trade in their electronic devices for a book at times; however, parents have to be watchful of what fiction they allow their young readers to pick up. What sets A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest apart from other books available to this demographic?

—Some research suggests as many 1 million children are orphaned every year in Africa, most of them due to AIDS. It seems like a daunting, untouchable problem, but what are practical ways Christians in America can help?

—A big part of your work in Africa has to do with helping to train indigenous leaders on issues like HIV prevention and nutrition. Why is this key to your work?

—How did living and serving as a medical missionary among the poor in Africa change your family? Your children?

—What is your ultimate hope for the young people who read A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest?

J.A. Myhre is available for interviews to promote the release of A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest. To request a review copy or schedule an interview, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.



    This delightful and unique chapter book for children is set in a fictional region of Africa. Not only is it fantastical and imaginative, it is also informative as the author knows African culture and daily life firsthand and manages to weaves those truths into this book from the first chapter to the last! Children of all ages will be excited and mesmerized by this fascinating tale about a ten-year old African boy named Mu. The story is easy to get into since it begins immediately with a twist….on his way to get the daily water supply (a job usually given to girls but forced upon poor Mu by his inconsiderate and unloving great uncle), the boy meets a chameleon, and not only a regular chameleon but a talking one! Since this is in the first chapter, the reader can’t help but want to continue this unusual tale! I was pleased with the writing quality of this book. Unlike most contemporary Christian authors, J.A Myhre writes with quality and strength. The vocabulary within this book is excellent which will help expand the minds of your children. The story itself will also invigorate their imagination and spark interesting questions and discussion.

    Written by Books, Beautiful Books on November 11, 2015
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    A boy who doesn’t know his real name and a talking chameleon who leads him on a quest. For what, the boy hasn’t a clue and the chameleon isn’t telling him.

    It’s a good thing the animals can talk to each other. If they couldn’t, the boy would never had been able to escape all the dangerous circumstances they encountered along the way.

    Even though this book is written for younger readers, I thoroughly enjoyed it as well as the illustrations. I think this is a book my grandson would enjoy.

    Thank you, J.A. Myhre for sharing your children’s stories with us. Thank you, Acacia Masso, for your lovely illustrations.

    Written by sunny island breezes on November 11, 2015
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    My son and I enjoyed reading this novel. It is relatively short (153 pages), which makes it less overwhelming for my reluctant reader. While it took a little while to get into it, once we did, we both looked forward to our reading time each night. What I really loved about this book was the lessons learned. Nowadays (and I say this as if I have been around for so long….), kid’s books just lack the sustenance they once had, the lessons, the morals, the purpose. Now there is such a focus on getting kids to just READ that many books are written on interest based material versus with words that have true meaning. I always strive to find reading material that leaves us with a lesson learned and even better, with something to talk about, or issues that ignite a discussion.

    Written by Momma of 2 Review on November 11, 2015
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    J.A. Myhre’s A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest offers a wonderfully adventurous tale for children and adults alike. I loved the exotic and unique feel of the story and once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Overall, A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest is a delightful read, and I would have no problem recommending it to interested readers.

    Written by Book by Book on November 10, 2015
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    This book had me at Africa. The chameleon (we had one in our yard), the jerry can of water, the poinsettia bush, the description of clothing, the outdoor school, the hospital wards, the jarring roads, the dog, the family relationships. I could just visualize it all.

    The talking animals. Great for imaginative kids.

    The adventure. This is a fun read! There is mystery. Every chapter ends with a desire to find out what happens next. With lots of animal action as well, this is an adventure for both boys and girls.

    Betrayal. Courage. Redemption. You can find the story of Good and Evil subtly woven throughout this book.

    This is an exciting read-aloud (though of course your child may want to read on her own) adventure with great cultural and redemptive qualities. I highly recommend it.

    Written by Mozi Esmé on November 10, 2015
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    A Chameleon, A Boy, and a Quest is a creative and unique story. The story gives an opportunity to educate the reader about life in Africa, especially in regards to the treacherous life of a boy in Africa.

    Written by A Well-Watered Garden on November 10, 2015
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    Magical realism is the best way to describe A Chameleon, A Boy, And A Quest. Set amid the jungle, savannah and mountains of an unnamed African nation, the novel is full of exotic animals and an electrically charged atmosphere. The characters are real and relatable, even as they include animals who talk and work together to bring Mu to the truth. Good and evil are definitely a part of the book, and God’s truth is woven throughout, but it is a subtle thread that demands that the reader think. Mu’s journey is towards discovering his identity, a place to belong and the love he yearns for. Myrhe wrote this and other stories as Christmas presents for her children as they served on the mission field. I have to admit that the dedication page touched my heart and prepared me for a story like no other. I can’t wait for more from this talented author.

    Written by By The Book on November 10, 2015
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    A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest by author J. A. Myhre is a very nice story. A young boy named Mu is ten years old living in Africa. What a great story for young children. It will tell children some of the ways that children in Africa live that are different from where they may be living. A story filled with suspense and wonder. I really think that this would be a good book to be in anyone’s library. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and these are all my opinions. –

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on November 9, 2015
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    This book was written as a Christmas present for the author’s children. I couldn’t resist reading it knowing that. I imagined wonderful little lessons and conversation starters tucked within the pages. Really, that’s just what I got. This is a book I won’t mind keeping around for my boys! It’s full of adventure and bravery, and even bad choices and forgiveness.

    Written by Bluerose’s Heart on November 9, 2015
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    I was looking forward to reading this book to my children. We have been studying Africa in school and I knew this book would be a great one to add to our reading list. Needless to say, this book has been stolen off my shelf countless times by my son who has decided that he wants to read it again by himself. That says a lot if a 7-year-old has fallen in love with this! I’m always looking for a book to grab his attention, and this book had it all… full of adventure and a great book for the imagination. I even found myself going back into a childhood imagination as I was reading this story.

    Mu was a little difficult to hear about for my kids as he is orphaned. My children felt so bad for him and it led to them asking a lot of questions.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on November 9, 2015
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    A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest is a great book because of it’s theme of redemption, grace, forgiveness and family. This book is for children 8 to 14. Thie is the first book that I have read from Myhre, and maybe this is just her writing style, but some of the language in this book might be hard for some children to understand…

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on November 9, 2015
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    I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, it was such a slim novel, written for a younger audience, so I was a bit skeptical, but upon starting this little gem I was utterly delighted. The story was unique and sweet, the illustrations perfect for the book, all in all it was a stellar read. I appreciated the message and that it would appeal to young readers and older ones alike. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on November 9, 2015


    My son read the book in one day which tells me it was entertaining. I asked him if he learned anything, he told me that he felt he had learned more about the Ebola virus and child soldiers. We also discussed the good vs evil theme and other inspirational aspects. It means a lot to me when I can have a discussion with my son so I can hear his point of view.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on November 8, 2015
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    The best parts of this book are the setting details when tied in with the character action. Several beautiful phrases conjure setting and draw the reader into visualizing this world, like this sentence on page 12: “Children trickled into the road like pink petals on a slow current.” The overall adventure Mu, Tita, and Botu travel on is interesting with a bit of mystery as to what the full quest is for Mu.

    Full of strong themes that should be discussed between readers and between readers and parents/teachers, plus amazing cultural details.

    Written by Under God’s Mighty Hand on November 8, 2015
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    I think what I liked most was the rich African culture that is introduced in the book, yes there is some violence as child soldiers are very much a real part of life in Africa, but again that is something my children and I would discuss and not just toss out the book on that idea alone. Written in a form of an allegory, this book is rich with meaning, so a younger child may need more help in understanding the deeper meaning of the book while older children may latch on quickly. Like in other allegorical books, this one uses rich symbolism to ultimately point to Christ and what He can do in our lives in only we let Him in as our Lord, or at least that is what I got out of it!

    Written by Growing for Christ on November 7, 2015
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    While this book doesn’t openly talk about God, the message is underlying throughout most of the book. There are a lot of large words in the story, which I find to be a positive element. It gives us as parents a good chance to broaden our child’s word bank and discuss new words and meanings! This is an excellent book to read aloud as family. I read it aloud with my 9 year old present, and she was glued to it, wanting to know what happened next.

    Written by Loving Mommahood on November 6, 2015
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    I really loved this story! So many teaching points as you read this book with younger ones, or talk about it if they read it themselves. I am excited to read this out loud to my brood of children during the month of December.

    When I finished the book, I wanted to grab the next one and dive right in – of course I have to wait! But I am so excited to get the next two stories for my own reading – and I plan to grab a couple copies of this book to share for Christmas presents!

    Great writing, strong characters and amazing truths taught in this sweet story!!

    Written by Milk & Honey Meadows on November 6, 2015
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    Things are not always as they appear and things and perceptions changed in the blink of an eye. There is the vicious dog that ends up saving Mu’s life, and in the end he ends up saving his soul. Once you start this story your children are not going to want you to stop, and your not going to want to either.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on November 6, 2015
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    A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest is the most unique and pleasant young adult novels I’ve had the pleasure to encounter! The writing is magnificent, detailed and moving. You will feel as though you are experiencing everything the 10-year-old protagonist experiences! Having the story set in Africa only adds to the intrigue, and the character of the Chameleon is brilliant!

    This is an analogy in the broadest sense, and it does have spiritual application. I think it is a book to read aloud and savored with the young people in your life! I’d target late elementary and early middle school students as my chosen audience. Yes, and read aloud to them. Engage in conversation and swapping ideas! This book is a beautiful opportunity to discuss so very much!!

    I have to say this again….this book is unique, intriguing and captivating!! Share this with the young people in your life today!

    Written by Window To My World on November 6, 2015
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    The illustrations are FANASTIC, and the artist is someone who had first hand experience with the stories as they were created. I liken this as a fantastical African Narnia experience. J.A. Myhre paints a beautiful picture with words and storyline that is hard to put down once you pick it up. A+!

    Written by The Open Window: An Autism Blog on November 3, 2015


    I was pleasantly surprised with this book! I am not sure what I was expecting, but I was thrilled to discover this is a neat little story for young people that does a wonderful job of combining faith and fiction. Told through the eyes of a young orphan, I found this to be an interesting and engaging coming of age story that is imaginative and well written. While not particularly long, it held my attention through to the end (something that can be hard for me when it comes to books written at a middle school level). I thought the pacing was just right and the characters are well portrayed. I highly recommend this story!

    Written by Inklings and Notions on November 2, 2015


    This book certainly has it merits, mostly in setting. For any parent wishing to give their kids a view of life outside their own everyday world, A Chameleon, a Boy, and A Quest is perfect. Written by a mother who lived in this environment, the story has a full and colorful setting, depicting life as it often is in African villages. As well, it manages to teach lessons that are often difficult for children to except from their parents, instead presenting it from the mouth of a wise chameleon. For children who are used to dogs and cats, the book offers a large array of foreign animals for them to picture.

    Written by Backing Books on November 2, 2015


    This review is for the book A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest by J. A. Myhre. I have to say this is one of my favorite books I have read all year, and I have read a lot! I really enjoy juvenile fiction novels, and what I love even more is finding a book that I can’t wait for my kids to read on their own (when they are a little older). This book is going on my bookshelf in anticipation of that day.

    Written by The Talbert Report on November 1, 2015
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    A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest by J.A. Myhre is a captivating African tale that children will love. This book is about a child who embarks on a quest with the help of a chameleon. Faced with adventure and dangerous animals, and dangerous situations, Mu goes on a journey that helps him discover who he is, as well as his way home. With delightful characters and a fascinating storyline, taking place in the heart of Africa, this novel would be a good parent and child read-a-loud. I would recommend this novel to children that enjoy adventure stories.

    Written by Singing Librarian Books on October 31, 2015
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    This novel was written for families and young adults. There were a couple of places I wouldn’t want my younger child to read because it was difficult for me. But, all in all, it was a great story of God’s faithfulness and leading us along life’s highways.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on October 29, 2015
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    Because I can’t get enough of Africa and Africa-themed reading, I took a chance on this book, a children’s tale set in East Africa, written by a missionary mom for her children while they lived there.

    Think of it as a Lord-of-the-Rings style adventure–shorter, for sure, and not as well developed–but if your kids are into adventure stories that illustrate spiritual truths and point to redemption, then add it to your library.

    By a few chapters in, I was hooked on Mu’s quest, the choices he had to make to survive, and the challenges he faced as this unexpected quest grew longer.

    At its heart, the book is a story of identity, and I’m a big fan of stories that help children see themselves as unique and valuable, created by God for a purpose.

    Written by Living Echoes on October 28, 2015
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    With threads of all things Godlike the author manages to get goodness into your children’s hearts that show them how life is transformed for this young boy and how he can change yours too!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on October 26, 2015


    A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest was a good read. It covers topics that aren’t frequently discussed in most mainstream books. It seems to be written more for older children but adults can enjoy it as well. It is one that stretches your imagination and takes you to a different place.

    Written by Adventures In Frugal Land on October 26, 2015


    This is a book written for children in the ages 7 to 15 years, but also very good for anyone over 15. This is one of those stories that leaves you to use your imagination and choose your own thoughts of what the significant of the story is. The book is about MU and his friend, a chameleon, that he meets one day while going on his daily chore of fetching water for his family. That is the moment that their adventure takes them on a quest that will capture your heart.

    I would recommend this book to those that want to have an adventure by using your imagination. This will include finding in your heart what the true meaning and life lesson, that the friendship conveys for life. I really found this as a different type of story and keeps you reading.

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on October 24, 2015


    My favorite character in the story is a chameleon named Tita who guides Mu through the mountains and valleys of Africa. The two encounter natural elements that hinder their path as well as evil soldiers. They also find animal friends along the way. I wanted to like this story because it does introduce the reader to Africa. And the adventure is great. But I cannot endorse this book due to a violent scene, I found unnecessary, even though the purpose is explained at the end of the story. If you buy this book for a child, please read it first and see what you think.

    Written by Beauty in Every Day Things on October 23, 2015
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    I could feel the African influences in the story. It was written in a similar format as The Chronicles of Narnia or Pilgrim’s Progress. It seems to be written for children, but has some deeper meanings and concepts that adults will enjoy as well. The story was fascinating and despite the slow progress of the boy on his quest, didn’t feel slow while reading. I’ll be giving this to my son to read now that I’ve finished. Its unique style and fantasy feel make it a book that will charm and captivate the reader.

    Written by Tima Murrell on October 22, 2015
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    I really enjoyed the story. It is very interesting and rather exciting. I can tell it’s a debut novel though.

    Written by Christian Readers Review on October 21, 2015