In every school, there is always one exceptional individual who stands out from the rest of the crowd. Seventeen-year-old Anton knows this all too well. Creative, sensitive, and musically-gifted, he possesses an intangible quality that draws both the admiration of young girls and the ire of teenage boys. Teased since grade school for his slightly-pointed ears, and tormented in high school because of the long, brown hair he’s grown to cover them, he finds solace in a world of fantasy where his unconventional nature is not only welcomed, but desired. While at summer camp, the other boys pull a cruel prank that drives him into the woods, terrified and injured, and he stumbles into a deep hole where he falls into an altered state of consciousness; or does he? When he awakens, he finds himself in a most unusual, delightful place, surrounded by five charming, female, fairy-like creatures. “This is Vreeland,” explains Titi, a most captivating winged beauty. As the seed of love sprouts and grows between Titi and Anton, it is eventually discovered that he is, in fact, the son of the Great Architect, whom the Vrees revere. As the prophesied Chosen One, Anton is therefore destined to rescue the Queen of Peace from her captor—the malignant Drakon, Lord of the Weets. But how will this be accomplished? What hidden strength must be realized within Anton to see this mission fulfilled? And will he ever return to the realm from whence he came?
This is the story of a boy who doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. After a scuffle with other kids he runs into the woods. He falls into a whole and finds himself in Vreeland, a place where fairies, mermaids, and other odd creatures exist. He meets a group of sisters who are fairies. One of the sisters in particular catches his eye.
This reminds me of a Disney story. I one day expect to see an animated version on the silver screen. This story would adapt well as a screenplay.
The author keeps the vocabulary at a consistent level without using the same words over and over, not an easy thing to accomplish. I found no obvious mistakes in grammar or spelling. The story stays appropriate for readers of all ages. I loved the pacing, there were no dull moments, and the scenes where the author describes the setting are vivid, and really come to life.
This is similar to Tinkerbell and other fairy tale type stories that mainly appeal to a younger female audience. I recommend this for children, mainly girls, age eight and up. It would also work well as a read aloud book to a singular, or group of children of even a younger age.