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Inhaltsangabe: ** 2nd Edition 2/2015 with additional content! ** For everyone who has been told to get their heads out of the clouds and stop daydreaming, this is a book for you. This is a story with some of the usual fantasy fixings ? castles, dark sorcery, dragons, elves, faeries, and muscle-bound men in leopard-skinned underwear. But it also features a flying ironing board, some bumbling wizards, a backflipping protagonist, and a narcissistic, obsessive ruler hell-bent on living forever. The hero of our tale is an orphan named Logan who grows up with his childhood friend, Aurora, in a small village. When Logan turns 18, he must leave for a new life as a soldier in King Darian IV's Imperial Army, and when he is picked as one of eight men to be specially trained for a mysterious mission, he discovers there is more to himself than he realizes. During his adventure, Logan is reunited with Aurora, and together, the two travel to the four corners of the Earth to find the secret to eternal life. But in the end, "The Thirteenth Hour" is less about questing after lost secrets, saving kingdoms, remaining pure of heart, and other fairy tale essentials, and more about what we experience while living, loving, dying, and becoming older. Fans who enjoyed books such as "The Princess Bride," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy" or 1980s fantasy films such as "The Neverending Story" and "Labyrinth" may find a nostalgic respite inside the pages of this tale. Because, as the characters inside find out, even if becoming an adult means leaving behind the trappings of adolescence, in that mysterious place between dreams and life, there is still magic left in the world. You might enjoy reading this book if you like ... -1980s fantasy and science fiction films -books like ?The Neverending Story? by Michael Ende or ?Stardust? by Neil Gaiman -adventures with unassuming, introspective protagonists -young adult coming of age stories -irreverent (probably politically incorrect) humor -fantasy art -martial arts -gymnastics or acrobatics -archery -throwing cards or magic tricks -skipping stones -contemplating the nature of human existence ? Website: http://13thhr.wordpress.com ? Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcIUpwTiFY
Über den Autor: A child of the 80s, Joshua Blum, like many other people, remembers wishing he had Marty McFly's hoverboard from "Back to the Future 2" to ride to and from school. For awhile, he wanted to be an American Indian hunter and spent many a misspent day making bows and arrows out of tree branches, ultimately leading to a love of archery which continues to this day. After entering that penal colony known as middle school, he decided that he ought to learn to defend himself, leading to the wide world of martial arts and lots and lots of push-ups, both of which he enjoys to this day. All of these elements were inspirations for aspects of "The Thirteenth Hour," which he wrote after finishing high school and edited little by little until the present day - in effect growing up with the characters. During this time, he was educated at Princeton and Penn State Universities. In total, he estimates having spent 23 years of his life in school (give or take). Despite that rap sheet, he still enjoys learning new things. He credits his mother for instilling in him a love of literature, music, and yard sales. He credits his father for teaching him to do, you know, manly things, like hit a baseball, ride a bike without falling over, and most importantly, never give up on the important things in life. He credits his younger brother for helping him stay young at heart. He currently enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Although not surprising given the decade in which he grew up, he still enjoys breakdancing, though he will admit the bruises take longer to go away now that he can no longer consider himself a young adult. He hopes to forever avoid corporate middle management and is currently at work on a graphic novel for adolescents as well as a sequel to "The Thirteenth Hour." He hopes it does not take sixteen years to finish.
Buchbeschreibung Createspace Independent Pub, 2015. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IQ-9781505792676
Buchbeschreibung Createspace, United States, 2015. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Joshua Blum (illustrator). 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The ancient clock in the Land of Dreams struck thirteen, and the dreams, now free, soared back to Earth under first vesper s light . And so begins The Thirteenth Hour, a tale about dreams and wishes, wild hearts and childhood promises, and the quest to find the unsung hero that lies in all of us. When a young boy falls asleep during school one day, he is transported into a fantasy world of wizards, dragons, quests, and the tale of Logan, who has come of age and must leave his sleepy village to be a soldier in King Darian IV s Imperial Army. Although he finds himself immediately at odds with military life, Logan s tour is surprisingly extended when he is picked by the King s wizards to be specially trained as an Imperial Ranger for a mysterious quest to find the secret to eternal life, catapulting him into an epic adventure he had previously only thought possible in books, daydreams, and fairy tales. Combining the adventure of The Princess Bride, the irreverent humor of The Hitchhiker s Guide to The Galaxy, and the feel of 1980s science fiction and fantasy films such as The Neverending Story and Labyrinth with a healthy dose of introspection surrounding the journey teens experience on the way to becoming adults, The Thirteenth Hour is part adventure yarn, part fairy tale, and part introspective narrative that can be enjoyed by both teenagers and teens in remission. The Thirteenth Hour contains over 35 illustrations, music written specifically for the story, and rich world both on and off-line that was sixteen years in the making. Check it out today, and let the adventure of The Thirteenth Hour become your story! Continue the quest here: Website: Book trailer: //. Buchnummer des Verkäufers APC9781505792676
Buchbeschreibung Createspace Independent Pub, 2015. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IQ-9781505792676
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 152mm x 18mm x 229mm. Paperback. Shipping may be from our UK, US or Australian warehouse depending on stock availability. This item is printed on demand. 338 pages. 0.454. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781505792676