PERFECT FOR AGES 8 TO 14
To escape an apocalyptic future Earth filled with malicious nanny drones and deadly genetic viruses, fourteen-year-old Nikolas Lyons leads his refugee friends to a fantastic moon inhabited by fire-breathing winged lions, robot-legged mermen, and volcano-born nymphs. But Nikolas soon learns the fantastic can be more terrifying than the future.
When Nick finds wealthy shoppers stepping over the body of his dying refugee friend, Jermaine, on the way to their next shoe sale, he decides that it’s time to leave Earth, and his friends are going with him. Nick’s grandfather, Grand, offers a way to realize this dream by taking him to the moon, but there’s a catch. Grand’s moon is in the past; it's teeming with magical creatures, and its merfolk believe that Nick will save them from the thousand-eyed monsters haunting their fortresses.
To save his refugees friends, Nick must choose the better world: A future Earth filled with genetic viruses and malicious nannydrones, or a fantastic moon in the past inhabited by blood thirsty gorgons, man-eating pirate ships, and fire-breathing winged lions. The future or the fantastic? Their lives are in Nick's hands. If "The Doctor" took The Goonies on an adventure to a fantastic version of the moon, you'd get Nikolas and Company.
Pure awesome in a cup. With some waffles. Which would make it a waffle load. - Austin 14
"My boys 11 and 14 both really enjoyed the story and only complained that book 2 wasn't out yet so they couldn't keep reading." - Fred Chambers
"As an adult, I love this series, the characters, the plot twists. I haven't enjoyed a fantasy series this much since I read Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I've already added you my list of favorite authors." - Reehya Bagwandin
"As fun as Percy Jackson!" - Anonymous
"I have to admit, before I could snuggle up under my blankies with this fantastical book, my son beat me to it. He read it in a single day and raved." - Elizabeth Mueller
Review from my 13-year old daughter:
"This was an imaginative, well-written novel similar to the Hitchhiker's Guide books and was a pleasure to read. The author did a good job and hopefully has more in store." Sara Grace
"Enticing and Amazing"... These are the opening reviews my 11 year old son. As a constant video/computer gamer, it is phenomenal to see him immersed in these books. He loves this series so much that he's been sharing his books with other boys in his class and asked the school librarian to carry it. Highly recommended by this family!" - Gemmavive
"Nikolas and company is the best book I've ever read. It was full of surprises that kept me on the edge, it also full of awkward moments that made me laugh." - J-Man
"Best book since "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"! I wish it was a minecraft book. :)"
"Kevin has created a fun, unique fantasy world full of magic and adventure. The story gets off to a fast start and sucks you in." - Micah Lewis
"great YA fantasy, funny, a very unique premise, very well written, great descriptions, and a great band of heroes." - Julie Johnson
"Once I immersed myself in the stories characters and settings I couldn't put it down." Pam Torres
"Creepy as "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children". Some of the best "free books for kids" and "free books for teens" out there!
"It's great for anyone that loves fantasy, science fiction, it's clean with just the slightest hint of boys and girls taking a notice of each other."
I was thoroughly tickled to visit Kevin's fantasy world. His writing style is awesome too. He pulled me in and never let me go until I sadly finished the story. - Robyn Campbell
What a fantastic book - and I use that word in the literal sense! Matt Keland
It has a lot of sentiment but I use find my self being confused and wondering what just happened but it's a very funny story and all together it is a great book
Great way to spend time
Amazing, very futuristic
Luv it! Luv it! Luv it! Grand is such a great character! Great