BOOK ONE ~ DAVID AND THE HEART OF AURASIUS

Book One introduces us to David Flynn, an insignificant only child with dark blonde hair and a smattering of freckles across his nose. David hates being small. He hates being shy. And when his parents take him to stay with his loopy Grandma out in the middle of nowhere, he hates being David...

But things at Grandma's might not be as dull as they seem. Following a mischevious rainbow lorikeet deep into the bush, David finds a magical glowing Doorway, and suddenly his life-long wish for adventure becomes more real than he could have hoped.

As soon as David steps through the ancient Door it falls to pieces, and he's trapped in an alternate world of wild magic, dark sorcery and warriors wearing leopard-print loincloths. Accused of being a spy for the dragon sorcerer Aurasius, David is forced to stand trial and try to convince the rulers of Esmorde of his innocence. He is saved by a mysterious stranger who reveals David is from the 'otherworld', and David quickly learns of Aurasius' terrible legacy, the Curse to End the World, that will eventually turn every living thing in Esmorde to dust.

The rulers of Esmorde also tell David the Curse can only be broken by someone from his own world. Scorning his small size, they don't believe he can break the Curse himself, and instead send him on a perilous journey to the other side of Esmorde to the only remaining Door. His mission: to return home and bring back an adult to save Esmorde. Joined by Tahn the Dragonslayer, a barbarian who either doesn't or cannot speak, Jeeka, half-elf and apprentice to the highest ruler of Esmorde, and Scud, a scruffy peasant with a three-metre long tail, David takes on trial after trial to reach the Second Door before it's too late...

But will he make it home in time?

And even if he does, will anyone believe him?

On to The Idea...

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