Baron Orb demands every species in Perpetua suffer a magical tax, thus grounding dragons, stripping orcs of their frenzy, and imprisoning abducted ghosts.
Powerful magic buried in three nerdy middle-schoolers is the realm’s only hope. Each has trouble interacting with their peers in the real world let alone the outlandish.
Lou Walker withdraws into her father’s comic book collection to cope with his death. Nelson Rivers avoids physical touch and eye contact, only able to summon empathy for nature and not his fellow homo sapiens. Hugo Hammersmith immerses himself in tech and video games and rarely interacts with others except for his baby sister. He’s aces with her.
An attack by mysterious shadow creatures and a visit by a spell-casting, hydration-obsessed golem toss them together for the first time. These misfits are sent on an epic adventure where they must reach out and trust one another if they hope to have a chance of defeating the horribly wretched Baron Orb.
Heroes of Perpetua by Brian Clopper
Three children, each with their own set of differences from “the norm’” are plunged into a fantastical world where magic abounds, evil rules and they may be the only ones to save the day!
Brian Clopper is back with another imagination-packed tale of adventure for young readers who are holding out for heroes who are not quite perfect, just a little insecure and yet, against all odds make the impossible become reality! Settle in and discover how Mr. Clopper can make readers out of every person who picks up HEROES OF PERPETUA!
Misfits in the human realm, Lou, Nelson and Hugo leave their insecurities behind and become the larger-than-life heroes who save the day, but not without a few stumbles along the way.
Delightfully endearing, these children are easy to identify with, heartwarmingly innocent and sincere in their efforts as we watch them grow from within and gain a confidence they have never had. Peppered with wit, clever dialogue and without ever losing its momentum, this action-packed tale lets readers become part of the story as three children find a bond they have been sorely lacking.
Brian Clopper knows what it takes to enthrall a child in the worlds he creates. His spot on timing, his obvious love for his work and his audience comes through, page after page, book after book.
Looking for that perfect gift for a young someone special? Give them the gift of reading well-written tales for their age group!
I received a complimentary copy from Brian Clopper! This is my honest and voluntary review.