Jayben and the Golden Torch: Book 1 - JAYBEN (Paperback)Thomas Leeds (author)
A rip-roaring fantasy novel about a boy who wakes with no memory in an enchanted elf world, Leeds' captivating debut is packed with magical incident and unforgettable characters.
Can one boy with no memories save the world?
In the Earth world, a boy dreams of faraway lands to escape life with his horrible aunt. In the Elf world, he wakes up with a mysterious golden torch but without any clue who he is ...except for the compass he pulls from his pocket, engraved with one name: Jayben.
Jayben discovers that many moons ago, a giant put a dark spell on the golden torch, and the elves forgot everything that had come before. Now they hang precious memories in jars on trees, just to try to remember. But a new darkness grows among them.
An evil villain called Null is burning down the forests, hellbent on finding the torch and becoming the most powerful being ever to live. If Jayben can find his own magic and ignite the torch with its fierce violet flame, his power will be unstoppable ... Can Jayben save the world before the lights go out forever?
A story of courage, hope and friendship. Whatever pages are missing in your story, you can be the hero on the next page.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
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“Wildly imaginative, necessary fantasy”
The moment I finished this book I had to sit quietly, as I was blown away by what I had just read. A modern classic of children’s fantasy with a necessary hero — a boy with seizures and memory loss. It’s a magical... More
From start to finish readers will be inspired by Jayben, he is one of the kindest and bravest characters to hit the 9-12 market. He carries you through the whole story, unable to look away and cheering him on his... More
“A Wild Ride Of Magic, Mystery & Mayhem In A World I Can't Wait To Go back To”
Ben lives with his aunt who isn't especially nice to live with. He's not too sure what happened to his parents.
His aunt is busy berating him when he sees something in the room that shouldn't be there... More
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