The beloved Pennykettle dragons and their valiant human friends have vanished as our story opens. We are no longer visiting Crescent Lane but find ourselves now in a parallel universe called Co:pern:ica. As the story opens, David, age twelve, has begun to reveal a unique ability to conjure up objects simply by imagining them in his mind. His parents have taken him to be tested and during the process it's been discovered that in his dreams David is experiencing a danger that draws help from beyond his own time and space.
Yep, we're off and running again with the mind of Chris D'Lacey as he sends David off to live in a librarium. A world filled with books, this building is operated under the guidance of Mr. Henry and a girl named Rosanna. But dark forces lurk. When David and Rosanna accidentally harm a firebird they summon dangerous entities known as The Aunts. Familiar names these aunts have... Gwyneth ring a bell? But, in Co:pern:ica these Aunts have centuries of experience and magical prowess on their side and they have their own agenda. Into this world wander David and Rosanna and it will be up to them to risk their lives and their souls as they find themselves pitted against the darkest energy of all.
Ages 9-13 978-0545283694 562 pages
The beloved Pennykettle dragons have vanished as our story begins along with their creator and valiant friends as this story opens. No longer are we at home on Crescent Lane and all its familiar comfort and adventure. Meet David, age twelve, who is beginning to explore his powerful abilities to conjure up objects simply by imagining them in his mind.
This is the world of Co:pern:ica where the magical, mysterious firebirds fly free and something extraordinary is happening to David that just may lead to something heretofore completely unknown. To protect David he is sent away to a librarium where he meets a girl named Rosanna. These two special young people are going to go up against the forces who dominate Co:pern:ica: the Aunts.
What is the danger? What powers are involved? How can Rosanna and David compete against these entities who have centuries of experience and magical prowess at their command? When a firebird is accidentally harmed, the dark forces will be unleashed and it will fall to Rosanna and David to risk their lives and their souls. This is a blend of adventure, fantasy and metaphysics that will entice readers who search beyond the boundaries of our known world.
562 pages 978-0545283694 Ages 9-13
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com