Sean Michael (age 11), Ellie (age 12), and Charity (age 2) were going to spend the summer at their grandparent’s cottage. Their grandfather built an amazing tree-house for them to play and sleep in. Grandpa built it in the theme of his famous make-believe stories about the realm of imagination. When the characters from Grandpa Kingsley’s stories start appearing, everyone (including their Grandpa) realizes the stories are true and they were shocked to learn this.The family has hope of finding Sean Michael’s brother, Philly (Ellie and Charity are sisters and cousins to Sean Michael), who has been missing for 10 years (since Philly was 3), because they find out the characters from Grandpa Kingsley’s stories, are also missing family members. The characters and the Kingsley clan think that they may be connected, but they aren’t sure how. They team up together to find answers.
This was a pretty good book. The settings in the book are very cool. I like how it transitions to a bunch of different places like Easter Island, a Gnome’s house on the Kingsley’s property, Nixie Lough (the royal city of the Real of Imagination). These places are described very well and I could picture them in my head as I read. I really liked the character of Grandpa Kingsley. He sounds almost as cool as my grandpa (which says a lot!). He’s a great guy too, very wise. The writing style was fun and appropriate for all ages, but I think the length of it may turn some younger readers off. There were a few places I felt that the story got bogged down in details (mostly at the beginning) about minor things that could have been cut out. Overall, the story is very good with original characters, a story that keeps you wondering what will happen next and an enjoyable plot. I am excited that there will be a Part 2, but this book also ended just fine. 🙂
To learn more about the Conjunction of the realms, please visit the official website HERE.
There is a companion book available for The Conjunction of the Realms. The publisher describes it this way – “Taking advantage of multitouch technology, the companion book contains interactive maps, illustrations, photographs, original music and a video interview with the author. ” Find out more about it at the publisher’s website HERE.