Vicki D. Thomas
The Relics Adventures Series
Young Adult Fantasy
Can love of family thwart the evil that
dwells in the forest?
The Golden Lantern
Fifteen-year-old Ivan Kimble returns to the mystical West Forest, willing to risk everything to find his older brother, who hasn't come home as he'd promised. The demon living in the fiery deep caverns warned Ivan not to return to the forest or he'd kill him. Ivan ignores the threat and ventures forward with his guide, Sebastian, the kindly spirit imbued in the Long Dark Cloak.
Their journey is fraught with danger at every turn. Will Ivan find his brother and save the forest?
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Ivan Kimble would do anything to have his older brother return home with him—does that mean sacrificing his own life and his friends?
The King's Scepter
Ivan returns to the mystical West Forest for two reasons. He promised to testify during Merridyn's trial, though he doubts himself and his ability--until the Truth Chair is brought forth. The other reason is to answer his older brother's desperate plea to travel to the Mountain of Smoke and fire to save him.
From what? Ivan knows the mountain is a most-awful place. A monster dwells there, protected by the flesh-eating ghouls.
Ivan's life hangs in the balance when he is attacked by the ghoul's vicious leader. Though his recovery is long and painful, he is cared for by his beloved brother and new girlfriend. Their relationship looks promising.
What secrets does the forest hold for young Ivan Kimble
when he trespasses its borders?
The Long Dark Cloak
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.