From the combined talents of the minds that brought us Star Wars and the Abhorsen trilogy. Get lost in the adventure of a boy who seeks to rescue his family from destitution. In a society where the powerful and wealthy live at the (literal) top of the tower and the poor at the bottom, he will risk everything he has to elevate not only the social standing of his family but also his horizons. Filled with intrigue, magic and a comical peter pan-like shadow companion, this is a joy for the young and adults alike.
Tal, in order to secure his family's position among the Chosen, attempts to steal a sunstone and is caught, so he is banished from the mountaintop castle and thrown into a new unknown world where great dangers loom. Original.