The Forgotten Palace

An adventure in Presadia


ISBN: 9781782642800 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781782642800

Publication date: March 22, 2019

Format: Ebook

Extent: 240 pages

Imprint: Lion Fiction


Deep in the heart of Presadia’s Great Forest lie many secrets, including the ancient ruins of a once-magnificent palace. A chance encounter with a bedraggled stranger and the discovery of broken shards of a magical mirror lead Antimony, an unusually tall dwarf, on a journey of discovery. Amazingly, he soon finds himself in charge of a growing community, which is determined to bring restoration to the palace. Can Antimony juggle the responsibilities and disagreements that have suddenly been thrust upon him, while also confronting shocking truths about his own complicated past?
This unexpected adventure brings the oversized dwarf face to face with a mysterious elf known as the Usurper, a violent opponent of the exiled king. Antimony and his unlikely group must overcome tremendous odds if they are to restore what was broken and bring peace back to Presadia. Will they succeed, and will the king ever return to his rightful place?
Revisit the magical world of Presidia, which is full of elves, dwarves and dragons in this exciting sequel to The Mirror and the Mountain.

Meet the author: Luke Aylen

Luke Aylen

Luke Aylen is a children’s fantasy author who lives in Bristol. He studies and writes at Trinity College and from his DIY camper van, usually with a cup of tea on hand. He loves building magical worlds with words and telling stories that excite, delight or change people. He is a multi-award-winning film-maker, has a background in performing arts, and was formally responsible for creativity at Spring Harvest. Now his focus is on writing and training to be a vicar in the Church of England. He is the author of The Mirror and the Mountain and The Forgotten Palace.

Reviews for The Forgotten Palace

'An intriguing, whimsical, and insightful read that draws you in and takes you on a special journey. Luke has a great gift of storytelling that speaks to the heart.' - Christy Wimber, pastor, speaker, and author
'A magical book. The characters fizz with personality. I particularly enjoyed Antimony's Ma - an armoured dwarf with a prodigious beard. Young readers will feel for Antimony's search to discover who he truly is.' - Fay Sampson, author of more than fifty books including The Sorcerer's Daughter
'In The Forgotten Palace, Luke Aylen weaves an engrossing tale filled with wonder. Fans of C.S. Lewis' Narnia series will love this superb blend of fascinating allegory and beautiful storytelling. It's delightfully imaginative and brilliantly enchanting.' - Dayo Benson, author of the Crystal, Beauty for Ashes and Pure Passion series, Dayo Benson
'Luke Aylen is a brilliant storyteller.' - Patrick Regan OBE, CEO and founder of Kintsugi Hope

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