College student Marc Hawley discovers
a never before seen doorway in the wall of the attic of his old
family home. The door opens into a passageway where the young
man knows none can exist and leads to a strange new land filled
with wizards, magic and 'people' Marc never realized were possible.
Tvek, the extraordinary land's
chief seer soon sends Marc and his new found companion Jono upon
a quest to recover a missing 'Smoke.' Marc is given a number
of parchment packets which he is told he will use when it is
'auspicious.' Those Auspicious moments, and their magical traits
come soon and continue with varying results throughout the trek.
The teens meet a young winged
equine who is afraid of flying, cross the dangerous 'Sinking
Sand,' and fight the frightful marauder hordes not once but twice.
The duo travel over an amazing watery cataract with a most unlikely
raft captain before joining the winged equine echelon on a trip
to the NorthEast Mountain village of the Taal where Marc aids
Melun, an unmusical Taal in a village of musicians. He and Jono
join the Taal patrol bound for meeting with the land's military
infantry and find themselves bivouacked below the earth's surface
with Curtain Wall Johnson's battalion. The pair will engage in
fierce battle along side the patrol before Marc is offered a
lieutenancy by the beloved General officer.
At last, with the errant vapor
captured and stashed away, the weary pair set out for Tral City
and a well deserved rest. Before they can attain their goal the
youngsters are drawn into a life and death situation leading
to rescue of a large Brownie clan. Tral City provides a time
of R and R before Marc is returned to his own basement in time
for supper on the day he left.
for InnerLand: The Door
When nineteen-year-old Marc Hawley
helps cleaning the attic of his old family home, he happens upon
a door in an outer wall. Intrigued, he opens the door and descends
a stairwell that takes him to a magic place.
The book might as well have been
entitled "Marc's Adventures in InnerLand" because just
like Alice in Wonderland, Marc meats the most astounding quirky
creatures. He makes friends with a squirrel, Jono, who - like
all the other animals in InnerLand - dresses and behaves like
humans do. Jono joins him on an adventurous quest: Tvek, the
land's chief seer, wants them to find a missing Smoke that reveals
And off they go, equipped with
parchment packets that will help them when something auspicious
happens. And lots of auspicious things happen indeed, making
their journey sometimes dangerous, sometimes exciting and often
"InnerLand" is a tale
so imaginative and irresistible that it will transport you to
this mystical world where anything is possible. It's a story
bound to appeals to both children and adults, a truly superb
mix of fantasy and adventure with an inventive cast of highly
memorable creatures. In a most entertaining way it will remind
you of how powerful a child's imagination is.
Christine Spindler, E-Books
This is a must to read. Incredible
imagination taken to a higher level. Loved every chapter.
A very well put together and
compelling story. I can't remember the last time I read a book
with such depth. Cheers to the author!