"An extraordinary new series" (Book Reader's Heaven)
Number One New Adult and College Best Seller
Number Two Fantasy Best Seller
Top Ten Fantasy (Overall)
Voice Arts Award Nominee (Fantasy)
All Will Blackwood ever wanted was a little adventure. A fantasy addict and apprentice builder in New Orleans, struggling to make ends meet, he has long wished for an escape from the real world.
Late one night, he and his brothers receive a surprise inheritance: a staff with a mysterious stone on top, a pair of rogue's bracers, and a sword that Will can barely lift. A man who stops bullets with a glance shows up to take the sword, and the three brothers barely escape with their lives. Searching for an explanation, it is not until a magical key whisks them across time and space, into a terrifying version of New Orleans ruled by wizards, that Will accepts the truth about his family's past.
It seems Will Blackwood has found his adventure. But this isn't one of his fantasy novels, or a gaming campaign with friends. In his father's world, magic and monsters are real. Choices are life and death. And they have no idea how to get home....
"One of the best fantasy quest books that I have listened to in a long time." (Blood Rose Books)
"A fantasy geek's dream come true...I love Green's writing and his ability to sweep me completely into a story." (Girl Who Reads Book Blog)
"I do believe Layton Green has moved into my top five author category - not an easy feat to attain!" (A Novel Source)