When there are castles, servants, and kings, there is a little curious boy named Mortimer. The book launches into his story to pull the reader in through his eyes. He is the son of a servant. His mother is well liked and personable. When questions arise about the identity of his father, his mother never answers. No one knows who his father is.
Mortimer explores around the castle and finds small interesting tokens to collect such as interesting buttons, ribbons and other tiny objects. He keeps a small collection under his bed covered with mud and straw. After awhile he grows tired of finding similar items. He decides to carefully explore outside the castle. He is aware he needs to be watchful of bad people that could prey upon the weak. He decides to stop at the border where there is a small stream. He decides to take a swim where he observes a glistening black rock that he retrieves from the water.
Mortimer recalls a tale of the three white wizards and the dark wizards who battled over controlling power. The lead dark wizard casts a spell that goes awry where the wizards become trapped into their respective white and black rocks. Because the power of the land of Mystica is tied to their existence, a darkness emerges and people are not only at war with each other but also with wizards, elves and dwarfs.
Mortimer pondered this wondering if the rock he found could be tied to this story. He was doubtful. All he knew is that he wanted to keep the rock for his very own.
A girl named Miranda is having dreams. She feels the need to travel to Mystica to act upon them. She becomes a part of the battle siding with light to defeat darkness.
Read how the stories merge into a robust and eventful story. Author Michelle Murray developed this story around creating a land of dreams with well developed characters and magic.
This book is written in a fashion to appeal to readers young and old to enjoy.
Source: Jo Farrell Examiner News Reuters News Network