Middle-Grade Fantasy Mystery
Date Published: 12-01-2023
Publisher: Rise Publishers
A STRATEGIC PLAN WAS IN PLACE…
POWERFUL ALLIANCES WERE FORMED…
BUT NOTHING COULD STOP THE GREAT WAR.
After Tim Charnal was captured by Allen Chan and the ruthless iron-masked guards, Sophia Freeman has no choice but to follow their orders and meet them in the Forbidden Land to free their Master, Tombermon, an ancient tree giant. The release of great evil leads to broken promises, countless sacrifices, and an inevitable war. As the islanders face a losing battle, an unexpected machine army comes to their rescue. But is it enough to stop the enemy and their threatening new era of darkness once and for all?
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Thuan Doan is an award-winning author of the Sophia Freeman series. He conceived his first middle-grade fantasy novel, Sophia Freeman and the Mysterious Fountain, during a trip to Gabriola Island, British Columbia in the summer of 2013. Then he took his work and settled in a small town of Enderby, where it’s peaceful and quiet.
Thuan is writing under a pen name of T.X. Troan. “X” stands for Xu, his grandmother’s name who passed away. And “Troan” is a combination of his parents' names.
“No matter how this turns out, I want my family to be a part of this wonderful journey.”
T.X. Troan married Sarah, his original fan and longtime love, in 2016. They live in Enderby with their pack dogs!
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SOPHIA FREEMAN AND THE WINTER BEHEMOTH
you do to my friends, Scarlon?” Sophia gripped her wand ready to fire a spell.
mean the savage act? Well, it would be a waste to destroy the ones who refuse
to surrender,” he explained. “So, we came up with a better plan by putting them
under a mind-control spell. Of course, there are a few risks, but the return is
very satisfying.” He placed his hand on Tim’s shoulder. “Our
vision of the new era is finally being realized—how exciting!”
“You monster!” She shifted into her attack position.
hesitation, Allen fired a demonic spell at the Chosen One. Dad rushed in front
of her and blocked it with his double-bit axe. The spell shattered the weapon and punctured his chest. He collapsed
to the ground, bleeding.
dashed over, pawing his cheek.
“Oh, that was quite a
surprise.” Arbiter Scarlon stroked his long white hair. “Looks like this filthy
human does care about his offspring after all.”
dropped her wand, kneeled, and lifted Dad’s head, choking on tears. “W-why did
you do that?”
retreated, he shrunk, and his colors changed, transforming back to human form.
that’s what p-parents do.” He placed his hand over
“I-I know this c-can’t change what I’ve done—b-but I hope you c-can forgive
Warmth came from the
shard in Sophia’s pocket. Mom must be hoping the same.
“Yes, Dad, I
forgive you,” she said firmly and held him closer, tears flooding.