|L. Lombard - Author||
Originally written for L. F. Young’s own children when they were at an age at which magic and fantastic tales are what make us dream, Ryan’s Legend takes us through a beautiful tale of friendship and awareness of the world we live in.
Being in time-out after arguing with his older brother might just have turned into the best thing that ever happened to Ryan. From his bedroom window, he sees a snake-like creature disappear into the old chicken coop. Armed with nothing but great curiosity, Ryan sets out to investigate the mysterious tracks left in the snow.
Noticing a large hole under the boards, he descends into the dark tunnel that lies within. Not an easy task for a young boy without a flashlight! He soon discovers there is more than one tunnel to follow. Despair grabs his heart when he realizes he is lost, yet being the adventurous and clever lad that he is, he devises a plan to mark each tunnel he explores while trying to find his way back home.
It is then that he comes upon the most amazing thing he has ever seen. Ryan knows keeping secrets from his parents is not a wise thing to do, but this secret he must keep. Well, let’s just say that not everyone would take the time to find out if such an extraordinary creature is friend or foe. Luckily, Ryan does. He soon convinces his dad to help him fix the chicken coop, but he has to be careful, no one can discover the tunnels or the secret inside.
Soon, a wonderfully magical friendship between the creature and Ryan develops. Through that friendship, Ryan grows a little wiser, becomes more aware of the need to be kind to all living things, and comes to understand that we are responsible for caring for the world we live in.
Written in a voice that captures the imagination; the setting, characters and message in Ryan’s Legend are sure to make it a must have jewel for children young and old alike.
Ryan’s Legend was published by Morning Rain Publishing on Dec. 05, 2013.
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