This afternoon, please help me welcome author Annabelle Franklin, who is here to share a great review of her children’s book, Gateway to Magic. This is sure to be a tale your kids or grandkids would enjoy, and I know you’ll help us spread the word far and wide, in addition to grabbing a copy for your favorite young person. Thanks!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
‘This is for all children who love gaming, and all the parents who never really grew up and are still entranced by the magic of the classic fairy tales and the “other worlds” of Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree. Annabelle Franklin has the rare gift of being able to enter a child’s mind. Stephen is a “hero” every boy and girl will identify with. His struggle against the absolute rule and authority of the Fairy Queen mesmerizing. And don’t worry, boys will love this Fairy Queen – there’s nothing girly or soft about her.
This is storytelling at its best. A book to read and re-read that will become a favourite in the tradition of the classics. I loved it, and as a “test pilot” for the books I buy my grandchildren I am one hundred per cent certain they will. I can’t wait for their next bedtime.’
Gateway to Magic features Steven Topcliff, an 11-year-old gaming fanatic trapped in Fairyland where all tech is banned by law. Steven hates Fairyland – there are no video games, no chicken nuggets and no one tells the truth. The inhabitants are dangerous, sometimes deadly, and the Land itself is a living being that deals out instant magical punishments to lawbreakers. He has to deal with spiteful goblins, a delinquent shapeshifter who insists on being his best mate, and the diva-like Fairy Queen who embroils him in a mysterious game of her own. Steven is a boy who plays to win, but there’s no controlling this dimension with a console – he must use magic to survive and get home.
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Annabelle Franklin, Author
Annabelle Franklin is the author of two children’s books, Gateway to Magic and The Slapstyx. Her short story Mercy Dog appears in the anthology Unforgotten: The Great War 1914-1918 (Accent Press) and her horror story Haunted by the Future appears in Dark Gatherings, an anthology published by Swansea and District Writers’ Circle. She is currently working on a supernatural series for children.