Author: Daniel Frost
Genre: MG/YA Fantasy/Adventure
Release Date: June 21, 2010
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Young Chance N. Counter thought her life was nothing more than a series of meaningless, random events. But when she finds some crinkly yellow pages from an old book, with the same drawing of a shadowy door in each one, this all suddenly changes. Pages in hand, and armed with only a flashlight, Chance finds one of the shadowy portals and steps into the place between night and day... it is the place where nightmares and fairytales and creatures that go bump in the night were created. It is the place of lore and legend and dreams, and the place where the Shadow King reigns supreme. But to leave, Chance, along with a new ally (who happens to be a talking fox) must summon all of her courage and use all of her wit to travel through this bizarre world and find her way home.
Between is a fun and fast paced MG/YA fantasy adventure that follows a young girl named Chance as she navigates the strange land between night and day and battles the Shadow King for her freedom. The novel is very well written and flows easily, which makes this a quick and entertaining read. The narrative is full of wonderful descriptions of the characters, setting, and the situations encountered. Frost does a great job with the storyline and keeping the reader invested in the story - just waiting to find out how Chance will make it through the next obstacle on her journey. The characters are all very well rounded and likeable, especially our young heroine Chance, who immediately makes her way into the heart of the reader and we find ourselves rooting for her to triumph over evil and make it back home. Although this is a MG/YA novel, it definitely appeals to readers of all ages and to lovers of all genres. It is one of those few books that transcends labels and age groups to provide a wonderful tale of finding yourself and of courage.
Douglas M. Paul is an Aerospace Engineer, the author of the One Wizard Place series of fantasy/SF novels, and through his wife's collaboration a new paranormal/fantasy titled Between (under pen name Daniel Frost). Doug Paul grew up in the Florida Keys, pursued engineering in college, and later obtained a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering. Throughout college, Doug maintained a passion for science fiction and fantasy. One day he finally decided to take a chance and pen a novel. Doug’s One Wizard Place was picked up by a publishing house and on average users on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s websites gave it perfect score of 5/5. One Wizard Place, Doug’s first novel, in a series of three, features a rich, robust plot that combines high technology, science fiction, and fantasy into an intriguing story. One Wizard Place was nominated for both an EPPIE and an EVVY award. In addition, One Wizard Place was featured on the back cover of Writer's Yearbook 2007, 'the Writer', and a full page within Writer's Digest, and he was considered to be the best up and coming author of 2006. Doug’s second novel, Sentinel, and his third, Sidhe, combine action and adventure with a light-hearted tone. All the stories take place in the world of One Wizard Place, though each book can stand-alone as the series creates a succession of adventures within this world with a focus on different characters (recurring characters and interconnected theme). His fourth novel, Between, released in 2011 takes a slightly different turn into the paranormal. In this title a young girl named Chance N. Counter steps through a shadowy portal and into the place between night and day... it is the place where nightmares and fairytales and creatures that go bump in the night were created. It's the place of lore and legend and dreams, and the place where the Shadow King reigns supreme.
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