James McCrae is sixteen and through the recent loss of his father comes to learn that his family heritage is more than he could have ever imagined. Needing a personal item for a school show and tell session James’ mother decides to give him a box containing and old, mysterious map his father had left to him. James and his friend Merlin discover that the directions on the map were written over a thousand years ago by his descendant and talk of a treacherous journey he must make to the highest mountain in the world to find a portal to another realm. The spectacular world of Kùl where wizards once ruled over demons. What James doesn’t know is that a more sinister force is guiding another, who will stop at nothing to make sure he fails in his quest. A story of adventure, magic, mystery and friendship where a young boy finds that reaching the end of his quest, is only the beginning…
Targeted Age Group:: 12-18
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I grew up reading fantastic stories that helped me to escape. I fell in love with HG Wells, Jules Verne, Tolkien, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe. Later I found Allan Dean Foster, Raymond E Feist and Janny Wurst etc could take me to amazing places. I was working a boring office job at the time and started coming up with ideas for my own stories. I wrote the prologue to 'Wizards' one afternoon without any idea of where this story would go. I just wrote and let the story unfold and I loved working this way, not knowing where it was going to end.