A World Away - The Quest of Dan Clay, Book One

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To avert a potential underworld mutiny of horrific proportions, these fifty insurrectionists were relocated through a portal from the pit of hell to the dark Eldritch Forest of another world, parallel to our own. Upon their banishment, the condemned were transformed into half-man and half-serpent creatures.

Thirteen years ago, William Clay—then a mere child—disappeared from a nearby forest, never to be seen again. Only recently, his younger brother, Dan, acquired information on the forest fables from a questionable source. After analyzing fact and legend, Dan suspects that his brother may have fallen through the portal into the parallel world and is being held captive by the fifty fiends. Join Dan and three friends as they embark on an out-of-this-world journey where they are hunted by savage beasts along the footpath to a demonic castle.

Smith's pages within are your passport to A World Away, where the unimaginable becomes reality, the unnatural becomes the norm, and the uninvited become fitting prey.

After more than two decades serving as a development officer with nonprofit associations, Catholic author T. J. Smith realized an ambitious undertaking with the publication of A World Away. Smith, a Colorado resident, is currently working on the third installment, The Sinister Realm, which promises to shatter the boundaries of the reader's imagination.

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Review Provided By TiberRiver.com - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 4 stars overall. Action packed adventure for teens and the adventurous of heart!

T. J Smith has taken a bold step into a genre often given over to evil influences  and bad writing.   Not only has he succeeded in writing an adventure worthy of high praise, he has done so with purity of heart and prayer being the focus of his character's development.  Not only is this series a rare treat in the world of fantasy in general, it is  one notable for being uniquely and faithfully Catholic.

The story begins with Dan Clay, just on the verge of graduating high school.  He's unremarkable save for his uncommon intelligence.  He struggled, like a lot of us, with bullies and a town who couldn't really appreciate his intellect.  He lost out on a scholarship, his one ticket out of his small town existence, when the school bullies destroyed his entry for the most important science fair of his life.  Distraught and disheartened he wanders through town to the edge of the foreboding woods on the outs Full Review...

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