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A Different Kingdom by Paul Kearney
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
A different kingdom of wolves, woods and stranger, darker, creatures lies in wait for Michael Fay in the woods at the bottom of his family’s farm.
Michael Fay is a normal boy, living with his grandparents on their family farm in rural Ireland. In the woods there are wolves; and other things, dangerous things. He doesn’t tell his family, not even his Aunt Rose, his closest friend.
And then, as Michael wanders through the trees, he finds himself in the Other Place. There are strange people, and monsters, and a girl called Cat.
When the wolves follow him from the Other Place to his family’s doorstep, Michael must choose between locking the doors and looking away & or following Cat on an adventure that may take an entire lifetime in the Other Place.
Can someone say CS Lewis? No…really…take a closer look. (Michael wanders through the trees (read: wardrobe) he finds himself in the Other Place.) Doesn’t get much better than that does it? No..I think not. Add in the locking doors, the wolves and creatures that lie in wait, and this book sounds like a dandy good time. Also (though it sounds like a “younger” book) the early reviews are saying it is decidedly not. Which makes me wonder…what exactly does this “normal boy” do to up the audience age bracket? Anyways…THIS is what I am waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for?