The Invisible Tower
By Nils Johnson-Shelton
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780062070869, 352pp.)
Publication Date: December 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Part of the spell has already been broken.
The first stones have begun to crumble.
In Artie Kingfishers world, wizards named Merlin, fire-breathing dragons, and swords called Excalibur exist only in legends and loreuntil the day his video game Otherworld springs to life.
You are special, Arthur,
Says the mysterious message in his game.
In one weeks time you will come to me at the it.
Cryptic clues lead Artie to a strange place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers that nothing in his life is as it seems. Artie is none other than King Arthur, brought to life in the twenty-first century. Artie has won the battle in the virtual Otherworldnow the key to saving the real Otherworld lies in his hands as well.
Green dragons, hungry wolves, powerful sorcererssuddenly Artie must battle them all as he wields Excalibur and embarks on a quest worthy of the Knights of the Round Table. With his sister, Kay, by his side, Artie steps into the Otherworldstraight toward his destiny.
Nils Johnson-Shelton is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels. He is also the author of Otherworld Chronicles: The Invisible Tower. Nils lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.
“High-spirited and fun. Gives new life to Arthurian legends and may just send readers back to more traditional tellings.”
“Short, action-packed chapters and funny dialogue make this book a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans.”
-School Library Journal
“An entertaining quest fantasy, sprinkled with hints of hidden agendas, and juiced with enough creativity to carry readers happily into future episodes.”
“The draw here is the action, and there is plenty of that. As Artie dodges fire spells and enchanted swords, gamers will find themselves reaching for their controllers while they await the series’ next installment.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Fresh and fun, with plenty to offer the avid reader looking for a new series.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)