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A Novel

The Long Dark Cloak

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The Long Dark Cloak, a young adult fantasy, is about fifteen-year-old Ivan Kimble, who goes on a quest to find his older brother in a mystical forest in Southern England. He half-heartedly agrees to undertake a mission of mercy to save the life of Zephyrus, an ancient Kingwood Oak. The lad encounters strange and sometimes dangerous creatures that either help or hinder his journey. When war is declared, Ivan finds himself a reluctant hero, fighting to save the forest as well as his own life. When he finds his brother, he asks himself if Peter is still the person he remembered.
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Next Books in the
Relics Adventures Series

Book #2 --The Golden Lantern and

Book #3 --The Kings Scepter

About The Tree - Zephyrus

The magnificent tree in my story is fashioned after the famous oak tree called the Queen in the New Forest (renamed the West Forest in my story), in Southern England. Her limbs reach up as if to touch the sky, her branches thick with leaves, the tree was magic to me. I picked up an acorn and rolled it between my fingers thinking I’d take it home with me and grow my own Young Queen, but the acorn was already infested with bugs. Yuk! I don’t think it was a good idea, anyway

Praise & Reviews

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!

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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