Upper Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventures. For ages 9-12 (or anyone who's awesome). With illustrations, world maps, and more!
You Are What You Dream...
Rose and Helena Montgomery love nothing more than to play creative games with their father. But one night, the light goes out from his eyes, and he mysteriously abandons them. Distraught, the girls numb their grief with mindless television shows about saltine crackers and offensive cartoon porcupines. But soon an invitation arrives from Fantasticademy, a fantasy school where children at risk of losing their creative spirit can train to become anything their imagination allows - superheroes, princesses, even vice principals if they're unlikable enough.
It is just what the girls need, far more interesting than crackers and rodents. But after exploring the school and making friends and enemies alike, the girls make a startling discovery. Their father's soul has been kidnapped by a fallen angel with a taste for soul-banana smoothies. They must now test the biggest lesson of Fantasticademy - that nothing is impossible - to save him.
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A Reluctant SuperZero...
Nicholas Biehl never wanted to be a hero. A hero wouldn't flee from the accolades of adoring classmates. Nor would he avoid the traumas of a dying mother and disapproving father. But when Fantasticademy is invaded by hybrid monsters from Mordim, the school's destiny rests in the hands of its wimpy "puddle-glop King." Despite the help of a perky froshling, sarcastic peddler, and old friends, Nicholas years for the days when he can once again Avoid Everyone. But fate won't let him go without a fight...
When You Pierce the Shadows, Secrets Come to Light...
All Damian Dirge ever wanted was to discover the power to save his foster brother on Dearth. But when he resigns from Fantasticademy in disgrace, a perilous option remains: seek out Kalijin, the Shadow Master whose dark abilities hold the answer. After facing profound revelations that rock his very soul, Damian realizes that his most daunting enemy may not be Kalijin, but himself. And his only redemption rests in the unlikeliest of friends. But will friendship be enough to save his foster brother - and the school he loves - from annihilation...?
As a World Burns, a Rivalry Ignites...
After losing his physical incarnation as 'Gaspar,' sickly 12-year-old Raymond Dillon must rescue the imprisoned headmaster from the Rejects of Haron, a mysterious horde of hybrid beasts. But to save her, he must enlist the help of Damian Dirge, the disgraced class president whose betrayals have caused the school's destruction. As old jealousies resurface, the boys' simmering resentments threaten not only Fantasticademy's future, but Raymond's increasingly fragile life...
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