by Kaleb Nation
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 9, 2009)
What to expect: Mystery, Magic, Gnomes, Mages, Action, Coming of age
Kaleb Nation, the 20-year-old author of Bran Hambric: Farfield Curse, began writing this book at the age of 14. After spending four years rewriting the book, Kaleb has produced an energetic and exciting first novel. The prologue sets an eerie and suspenseful pace that reads like the scene from a good movie. Bran’s mother dies protecting him from a mage, and manages to transport him safely to a locked vault within a bank and completely clear his memory. Fast forward 8 years and the story takes off.