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Publisher's Summary

This is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series so believable you may wonder if it's happening in your own backyard.

"As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves. She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: 'If I can see you, they can see you. You're in danger. Be careful, Arlo Finch.'"

Arlo Finch is a newcomer to Pine Mountain, Colorado, a tiny town of mystery and magic, but he has already attracted the attention of dark and ancient forces. At first he thinks these increasingly strange and frightening occurrences are just part of being in Rangers, the mountain scouting troop where he learns how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods. But soon Arlo finds himself at the center of a dangerous adventure, where he faces obstacles that test the foundations of the Ranger's Vow: Loyalty, Bravery, Kindness, and Truth.

©2018 John August (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A great adventure series in the making.

Listened to this with my 13 year old son on a long road trip and it was perfect. Getting to know Arlo, his family and friends was a joy. Familiar, yet fresh. Humorous and imaginative. Looking forward to this series growing. My son, a critic of few words, thought it was great. His father concurred.

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  • sallymaha
  • 29-07-2018

Fantastic!

We listened to this book as a family (kids are 10, 9, and 6) and it was great! The perfect mix of adventure, strong characters, and an engaging story. Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Munster
  • 12-06-2021

Great Read!

Fun of adventure, action, magic, and loads of mystery! If your a fan fan of Gravity Falls then I would recommend this to you.

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  • Jayne Laszewski
  • 05-08-2018

Excellent for entire family

The whole family (kids 6 & 9) loved this book. So engaging it only took us less then a week to finish... can’t wait for the second book.

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  • lorena
  • 01-06-2021

Definitely a children’s book

It’s a good book with a decent amount of action but it is definitely made for children.

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  • Chris L
  • 15-05-2021

Great story

great story and great message too. the kids loved it and sit did I too

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  • D. Corrales
  • 01-05-2021

If the story was longer, it would rival HP

I thoroughly enjoyed and I was completely enthralled by this story and I’m an adult. The writing and the friendships so wonderful!

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  • Kamie N.
  • 10-04-2021

kids back in nature

A good story of friendship and wonder. A little mystery, a little nature, and some pride in self accomplishment. Great for tweens.

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  • Annie Sells Green
  • 10-04-2021

Fun, with lots of twists and turns.

Loved it, the book kept my attention and was a joy to listen to, well read, great characters.

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  • Leif G.
  • 08-04-2021

great book

it was action packed i personally loved the magic and SPOILER ALEART i loved the infinite knot where he and turn invisible

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-2021

Great clean adventure story!

My 13yo son loves audio books so I listen to lots of them to determine if they are appropriate. This book is a winner! It is a fun, interesting and exciting adventure story with no language or adult content. It celebrates friendship and learning to appreciate people for who they are. I liked the magical realm aspect which will definitely be a selling point for my son.

It was a joy for me to listen to. I will be listening to all of the books in this series for my own enjoyment.

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  • CiscoBear
  • 23-03-2021

Every so often a great book comes along

And this is it! I've never been so excited to listen to an audio book since the Mistborn series. This story is about friendship, hope, love, faith and a magical world of pine mountain/The Long Woods. It left me wanting to hear more and for the journey to never end. Thankfully there's two more in this series and hopefully John August will continue to build upon it.

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  • Amelia W.
  • 27-02-2018

Perfect for a car journey or plane ride!

I loved this book - would have adored it as a kid and ate it up as a 27 year old. It kept me totally distracted on a long flight and car journey. Can't wait for the next one.

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