The Talismans of Time Academy of the Lost Labyrinth Book 1 by Stephen H. Provost Genre: YA Academy Fantasy
A girl and a boy must work together to save the world. But that's not as easy as it seems: They live thousands of miles and a hundred years apart.
Two orphans lost in a magical maze must find their way home, or all is lost. The labyrinth they've wandered into, in different years and from different directions, is filled with wonders and mortal dangers. Talking dragons and flying reindeer. An evil sorcerer who can bend time to his will. A tree-man who guards the Black Forest. The captain of an airborne pirate ship with a secret weapon he stole from heaven. Even death itself.
But they have one hope to find their way home and save the world: seven magical artifacts called the Talismans of Time. And they have a secret ally: the headmistress of an Academy for magically gifted students who knows how to travel through time - and who has visited the labyrinth before. Can she help bring these two lost orphans together and repair a fateful flaw in history? The world is depending on them. If they can't accomplish their mission, the Academy will never even exist in the first place. And the Academy is everything.
Will they succeed? Time will tell. And it's running out.
Fans of Academy novels, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and The Labyrinth will love this fanciful and thrilling adventure through the Lost Labyrinth. Pick it up today!
The Dragon Queen blinked once, then again, more slowly, but said nothing.
And in that moment, Dreqnir launched himself at her in a rage. As Elizabeth watched in amazement, the Dragon Queen shifted form and collapsed back in on herself, becoming much smaller and much... different. Her wings faded and vanished, her scales disappeared, and her color darkened from orange-gold to black. That was the color of a robe she now wore--except that “she” was now a he: a tall and slender man with a long, gray beard that flowed down almost to his waist.
In the same instant that Dreqnir flew at him, he raised a crooked wooden staff out in front of him, and the massive dragon seemed to slow down. Dreqnir looked almost suspended in midair as the black-cloaked figure stepped aside and out of his path. Then he pivoted, thrust his staff high into the air, and...
Pathfinder of Destiny Academy of the Lost Labyrinth Book 2
ACADEMY of the LOST LABYRINTH, Book 2
The thrilling sequel to The TALISMANS of TIME
“I am not the Pathfinder of Destiny—whatever that means,” Cassidy said.
“It means,” said Gamela, “that the fate of the world depends on you.”
Cassidy hadn’t asked for this. She was a loner. An asthmatic, claustrophobic C-student from Detroit with one real friend and no real talent.
Or so she thought.
But the kindly and mysterious Mrs. Giles knows better. She knows Cassidy has a special gift, and that she needed a special school to develop it.
Now, Cassidy finds herself at the Academy of the Lost Labyrinth, surrounded by other students who can travel through time, walk through dreams, change shapes and manipulate memories. But she feels more alone than ever, because something is going terribly wrong at the Academy, and only she can fix it.
The problem is, she has no idea how.
Fans of Academy novels, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and The Labyrinth will love Book 2 of this fanciful and thrilling adventure through the Lost Labyrinth. Pick it up today!
Cassidy was already running as fast as she could go.
Past the headmistress she flew and out the back door, looking over her shoulder to see if Nigel was still after her.
And he was closing the gap between them.
She drew a deep breath... or tried to. Oh no!
She pulled as much air as she could into her lungs as possible, but once the asthma started, she knew it wouldn’t let up. And it had started.
She dashed out the door and down the steps of the Academy, onto the front lawn.
Nigel was right behind her. Wheeze.
She fumbled in her pocket for her inhaler. Got it!
Without breaking stride, she put it to her lips, pressed up from the bottom and inhaled.
It was empty.
Stephen H. Provost writes fantasy adventures and historical nonfiction. A journalist with more than 30 years of experience and a former educator, he has worked as an editor, reporter, and columnist at four daily newspapers in California.
His works of fiction include "The Talismans of Time" and "Pathfinder of Destiny," the first two entries in the "Academy of the Lost Labyrinth" series; the fantasy novels "Memortality" and its sequel, "Paralucidity"; the young adult science fiction adventure "Identity Break"; the fantasy novella "The Only Dragon"; and the "Twilight Zone"-inspired collection of short stories and dark poetry titled "Nightmare's Eve."
The author's nonfiction works include "Fresno Growing Up" and "Martinsville Memories" (history and nostalgia); "Highway 99: The History of California's Main Street" and "Highway 101: The History of El Camino Real (Americana and travel); "A Whole Different League" (sports history); "The Legend of Molly Bolin" (sports biography); "Media Meltdown" (political commentary); "Please Stop Saying That! (humor, commentary); and "Undefeated" (history and inspiration). His extensive survey of ancient history, fable and mythology is contained in his Phoenix series of books.