The Hamelin Stoop Series
Hamelin Stoop: The Eagle, The Cave, and the Footbridge
Hamelin is only a few weeks old as he and his parents, Johnnie and Simon, flee from trackers. Certain of their eventual capture and desperate for their son’s survival, Johnnie and Simon devise a plan that lands Hamelin in a nearby orphanage. As Hamelin grows up, people begin to notice that he is “always looking for something or someone else.”
After their inevitable capture, Hamelin’s parents are imprisoned in a nearby world under the control of the ruthless Ren’dal, all the while remembering the son they abandoned. As a young child, Hamelin learns to deal with some of life’s biggest challenges: making friends, dealing with bullies, and understanding why the people he cares about always leave him.
When the children’s home forgets his 8th birthday, Hamelin decides to run away. This decision, however, proves to be something more – a summons from the Ancient One. Guided by a Great Eagle through a mysterious cave, Hamelin faces a dangerous test of courage. He soon discovers that the answers to his personal issues of identity and home are tied up with otherworldly battles between kingdoms of good and evil, powerful rulers, and a journey to the Atrium of the Worlds. Hamelin comes to discover the true weight of fear and courage as he realizes he is called to embark on an amazing adventure that is bigger than himself. His failures and hopes become part of a larger story where the old myths of magic, evil contracts, and enslaved children turn out to be real.
Hamelin Stoop: The Lost PrincesS and the Jewel of Periluna
In the second volume of the Hamelin Stoop series, Hamelin Stoop: The Lost Princess and the Jewel of Periluna, Hamelin discovers that crossing the footbridge was not enough. He passed the Ancient One's test, but his mission to find his parents has only begun.
Guided by the Great Eagle, Hamelin must pass through the mysterious Atrium of the Worlds, where he faces an enchanted pond whose waters can bring both death and life. Hamelin then meets new friends who seek a captured princess and a stolen jewel of light and life.
Though he longs to fulfill his quest to find his parents, Hamelin must first help his friends accomplish theirs. With a scarf that gives sight, shoes of speed and balance, and a magical sword – not to mention Hamelin’s gloves of strength – he and his friends battle against Tumultor, a son of Chimera.
Travel with Hamelin and his friends to a world of adventure and strange creatures, where courage and loyalty are the difference between life and death.