“An excellent choice for readers eager for a suspenseful, emotionally satisfying fantasy adventure.”
-Kirkus Book Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start . And don’t stop. And finally, her little brother
is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah – a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties – convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she’ll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.
Trellah is an original and realistic fantasy for ages 12 to 112. Parental guidance suggested for advanced readers ages 10-11 for moderate elements of horror.
The upcoming deluxe edition of this book will include illustrated paintings by artist Ryan Penney. Below is a sample of this talented artist’s work.
I’ve really been enjoying the alternate universe/dimension adventure books that have been in my TBR pile lately. The Chronicles of Trellah did not disappoint. The story was really well written, characters were unique and I could picture them clearly in my head from the descriptions. This was an adventure where you start out thinking you know what’s what and the more you read the more that notion gets turned on its head. There’s very little down time in this story, so even though it’s over 200 pages it seems to go a lot quicker than most books. The ending has a nice wrap up to it, but there’s definitely enough questions left to hope for more of this series. This is a young adult novel and I would put the appropriate age at about 11-12 at least for some of the action and scary parts described.