The Hidden City of Chelldrah-Ham (Paperback)

Belas Rift

By Stephan Von Clinkerhoffen, Stephan Von Clinkerhoffen (Illustrator)

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781539515425, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2017

List Price: 9.80*
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After the ferocious battle in War of Chaos, Stig and Meg pursue the evil Anet through a swirling interdimensional rift-and straight into new trouble.

On the other side of this portal, the two Manna find themselves in a world of giants and strange, ominous technology-a world that seems as obsessed with greed and gold as Anet herself. They've pursued their enemy to her homeland, a country known as England.

Alone and hunted by a terrifying flying machine, Stig and Meg find allies in the unlikeliest places, and they come to realize other Manna have made this trip between worlds before.

When their frantic search leads them to a golden temple hidden deep beneath the earth, Stig learns that fate ties him to this mysterious shrine. Unfortunately, the two Manna have bigger things to worry about. Anet knows Stig and Meg are in England, and she's using all her resources to hunt them down.

Stig's ability to devise disastrous plans isn't helping matters, but the Manna can't afford to give up now. Anet is breeding new creatures to unleash on Chelldrah-ham, and it's starting to look as if the Manna simply can't stop her this time.

About the Author

Stephan von Clinkerhoffen grew up close to the English Cotswolds, surrounded by nature and the region's rich history. An engineer for twenty-five years, he spent ten years in the British aerospace industry. Von Clinkerhoffen's career influenced many of the inventions found in the Chelldrah-ham series, as did his time in New Zealand, where he served as a humanitarian volunteer in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake. An artist for the last thirty years, von Clinkerhoffen has returned to England, where he rediscovered his love of local history-a love that permeates Belas Rift. He has received praise and numerous awards for his writing from Literary Classics, Kirkus Reviews, Readers' Favorite, and ForeWord Clarion.

Praise For The Hidden City of Chelldrah-Ham: Belas Rift

Editorial Reviews

"Belas Rift is an enjoyable fantasy adventure that grapples with the tensions between technological advancement and respect for natural elements. The bonds of friendship, kindness, and respect for others create a synergy between the fantasy world of Chelldrah-ham and modern-day England. Belas Rift is the third book in its series. While there is an assumed knowledge of people, events, and vocabulary from the first two books, Belas Rift can stand ably alone. A richly imaginative and unique fantasy story of friendship and kindness winning out over greed and selfishness…"— Foreword Clarion Reviews 4 stars out of 5

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"Nothing breathes new life into a series like a change in setting, and Clinkerhoffen plays up the dramatic irony of the two Manna viewing the human world from the outside, with frequently humorous results… A fresh, funny adventure and the best installment in the series so far…”—Kirkus Reviews

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"Mind teasing, fantasy adventure for younger readers, Belas Rift: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham proves a wonderfully imaginative read with Stephan von Clinkerhoffen bringing both vision and viewpoint to the children’s science fiction and fantasy genres. With likeable characters, superb world building, and plenty of forward momentum the storyline is complex enough to hold the attention of older readers too, whilst in terms of sheer inventiveness his prose and illustrations have a majestic resonance which proves quite mesmerising…"—Book Viral

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"I found the writing beautiful, the plot well-paced, and the conflict masterfully developed. The idea of the Manna was new to me — could it be the creation of the author? The conflict is so well developed it seems to be what holds the story together. It is interesting to see how the characters evolve through the conflict. They are so real that readers will not have a hard time connecting with them. The author has created very tight situations for the characters and it’s interesting to see how they manage to get out of these situations. Overall, The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham is a gripping story with a huge potential to entertain a wide audience. Stephan von Clinkerhoffen creates a very delightful story and an enchanting setting for readers…"—Readers’ Favorite 5 stars out of 5

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