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Vicki D. Thomas

The Relics Adventure Series

Young Adult Fantasy

New Release

What secrets does the forest hold for young Ivan Kimble

when he trespasses its borders?

Book One
The Long Dark Cloak

Release Date: May 11, 2022

Fifteen-year-old Ivan never expected to be targeted for death when he went on a quest to find his older brother who was spotted in the infamous West Forest. Only an hour from his farm home, Ivan travels there, but his mission is interrupted with a plea to save the life of an ancient Kingwood Oak by retrieving a magical tree sap.

Sebastian, a kindly spirit imbued in the Long Dark Cloak, becomes Ivan's guide through a myriad of strange and mythical creatures that hinder their progress. When war is declared in the forest, Ivan finds himself a reluctant hero fighting to save the forest, his brother, and his own life.

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Author, Vicki D. Thomas, has given words that turn imagination into a fantasy journey you can’t wait to finish and look forward to the next book in the series.

Sunny Marie Baker, Multi-published Author of Contemporary Romance Suspense.

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                             5.0 out of 5 stars

Spectacular fantasy for all ages!

Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2022


Incredible story rich with magical characters and setting so well written that the reader is drawn into the mystical forest right along with young Ivan Kimble. If you enjoyed the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings series' this is a must read for you. Bravo, Vicki Thomas!

Praise & Reviews

Just when you think you’ve read every plot line, there comes another, one that’s so distinctive it makes you hope it will become a series. The Long Dark Cloak contains a plethora of vibrant, unique characters that remain true to their personalities throughout the book. At first Ivan appears to be a normal fifteen-year-old farm boy, and then he’s thrown into life situations that would test even the strongest adult. This book is wonderful for anyone who loves action, adventure, and true emotion. What a delight it was to learn this would become a series!

Cindy Davis,  Author of mysteries and metaphysical

Barnes & Noble

                         ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 out of 5 stars. 

· 3 days ago  

What A Grand Adventure

The Long Dark Cloak is geared towards the teen and young adult fantasy markets, but this senior citizen thoroughly enjoyed it!

Spending time with this book was a great way to spend a weekend. This page-turner took me on a grand adventure!

  • Review Contains Spoilers - NO

  • Underdog Story,

  • Quick Read,

  • Couldn't Put It Down _ YES

  • I recommend this product

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