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Synopsis

Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, 13-year-old Jetsam dreams of the day he’ll no longer have to run for his life. In the mountain city of Dwim-Halloe, Eadriel and Elvar were born twins to teachers at the city’s revered School of Magic. When the new king outlawed magic, the boys’ parents were murdered. Their deaths forfeited the twins' magical birth right and made them homeless fugitives. Rescued by an orphan gang, the fleeing twins were nicknamed Flotsam and Jetsam. To survive as outcasts, the orphans scavenge and pilfer nightly. Their last risky foray sent them fleeing into an unfamiliar cavern. Now the boys are lost deep underground where they encounter a strange beast that will change their lives forever and begin a harrowing journey for their ultimate survival.

"Those who don’t mind sticking through the long set-up will be rewarded. The impatient reader will miss out on a bunch of interesting characters, some great battles and an ending that will leave you pining for the next book. Ultimately, Crimson & Cream is a great first novel from an author, and a series, that shows a lot of promise. I do sincerely hope the next book will be coming out soon."

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Reader reviews

from US

10-stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved all the twists and turns that came with it. I think this is a fantastic all-ages read and Im looking forward to the next book in the series, which I hope to find soon!

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