Narrator Maxwell Glick's bouncy performance and versatile voice lends a kinetic energy to this fantasy story as 12-year-old Gabriel Stone discovers a magical parallel world. Still coping with his mother's disappearance a year earlier, Gabriel regularly hikes around the area where she was last seen. He and two friends discover a crystal that opens a portal into the world of Valta, and there, they embark on an adventure that will decide Valta's fate. Glick creates fun and unusual accents for the different creatures Gabriel and his friends meet, and his vibrant tone is sure to keep even the most fidgety listener's attention.
The first of a new fantasy series, this novel surrounds 12-year-old Gabriel Stone, who, still reeling from the disappearance of his mother, discovers a magical crystal that unlocks a portal into a parallel world - and a secret that will change his life forever. Before unraveling the secret, he will face the school bully, have his friendships tested, and meet evil creatures and not-so-nice humans, all on his quest to save the dying land of Valta. A magical, fast-paced story filled with mystery, intrigue, and wonder, it will take listeners on an unforgettable journey and keep them up well into the night.
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