THEY MUST RISK IT ALL TO REGAIN THEIR FREEDOM ... OR BE SEALED AWAY FOREVER.
Sophia Freeman and her best friend, Tim Charnal, must beat all contestants in a three-round Beyond Event organized by the mighty arbiters to free him from the penalty of murder and gain the islanders' trust. Entering the hologram and surviving environments filled with everything from hammer-throwing cave giants to a slimy tentacled sea monster, they will need all their courage, wits, and skills. But how are they going to win when magic is forbidden?
"Sophia Freeman and the Gate of Jade is a fantasy adventure novel that will entertain anyone who enjoys books like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire or movies such as Kung Fu Panda. Filled with illustrations that breathe life into the characters, T.X. Troan's novel is an entertaining joy ride from start to finish. The plot moves at a blistering pace, and the narrative sails smoothly along. The story is filled with highly creative and original magical creatures that make the world feel alive and colorful. Sophia, Tim, and Wondnair were my favorite characters, but I also enjoyed the monkape brothers -- Asorie, Gigorie, and Strangorie. I had a wonderful time reading this book. Highly recommended to kids and young adults."
- Pikasho Deka, Readers' Favorite