Engrossing and addictive… A page-turning middle-grade fantasy.
Wright’s debut installment in The Adventures of TOBY BAXTER provides a sumptuous blend of tension, action, and magic. Toby Baxter is eager to leave his childhood behind and step into the glorious teenage years. When an enigmatic stranger appears out of nowhere, asking for Toby’s help, the superhero-obsessed boy is more not so sure. But with a mysterious portal thrusting Toby into the middle of a vicious war between elves and a legion of stinky trolls, Toby has no option but to find his inner courage and rise up as the realm’s savior. Wright has a sure hand on the narrative, as he juggles a fantastic cast of varied characters though smartly constructed smaller plotlines. Toby, with his boyish curiosity, will engage readers’ sympathies, and his disdain for books provides running amusement. Supporting characters are well-drawn and equally fascinating. This charming, engrossing tale set in a vividly realized world is a thorough page-turner—readers will eagerly anticipate the forthcoming sequel.
The Adventures of TOBY BAXTER
THE RIVER ELF, THE GIANT, AND THE CLOSET (1)
Pub date August 15, 2022
Price $11.99 (USD) Paperback, $3.99 Kindle edition