TWOSPELLS, BY MARK MORRISON
Fiction: YA Fantasy. Self-Published. 317 pp.
Sarah and her twin brother, Jon, are heirs to an ancient magical realm and its more valuable treasure, an enchanted library. The library endows readers with the supernatural means of crossing into the uncharted inner-sanctum of the second dimension, inhabited with peculiar and sometimes perilous creatures.
The two must rescue their world from a phantom hybrid alien race controlled by a demented dark-wizard, Jeremy Sermack. They will either assimilate or be exterminated.
Will they be the saviors the prophets spoke of, or will they retreat to the perceived safety of their distant homeland.
"An enchanting fantasy geared for young adults, but as a senior, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have since given it to my grandchildren." - Glotis Lester, Amazon reviewer (5/5 stars)
"TwoSpells is well-written and evokes much imagery and many tropes that really blend well together. At its core it is a fantastic adventure undertaken by siblings Sarah and Jon and their summer stay at TwoSpells. It's got shades of Narnia, painted with tones of Lemony Snicket, and reminded me of so many adventure stories I picked up from school book festivals and libraries as a young reader." - Chris Schmitz, Inside the Inkwells
Many years later an empty nest left him to his true calling, storytelling. His first remarkable story is about a heroine whose courage and unrestrained personality -- like his daughter's -- breathes passion and fervor into this adrenaline-packed fantastical story.