Treachery at home. Otherwordly visitors. What else lies beyond belief’s horizon?
Happen Fell lives on an isolated farm deep in the rainy woods on the magical planet Grith. It’s past time for him to go to the annual trade fair to begin his rites of passage, but one untimely trouble after another keeps him from exploring further than his home and the tiny school he attends wi...more
Happen Fell is a simple farm boy who lives on the planet Grith. His family has told him that it is time to embark on the traditional rite of passage for every young boy his age. This requires travelling to the annual trade fair held in another town and showing that he can hold his own with the various traders buying and selling their wares. If he is successful he will prove to be worthy of taking up the family farm and passing it on to the next generation of Fells.
But things don't really go ...more
While containing some familiar themes, I was happy to find many unexpected twists and turns in the plot. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series which I hope will explore the mysteries presented but not fully explained in this book. ...more
Happen is ready for his summering task (which is like a passage into manhood where he has an important job to prove he is capable of doing things on his own.) His task is to take the wagon to the annual fair where he will sell the family wares, and return with supplies to see them through the next year.
Happen’s cousin Cor joins him on the journey, and they run afoul of trouble almost immediately when Happen’s wagon is stolen, and the boys find themselves in danger of ...more
One common trope with coming-of-age tales is that the world that the protagonist is used to gets expanded. Sometimes the protagonist discovers a secret ancestry or finds out he is actual ...more
I'm looking forward to the next books, for both the continuation of the story and for Ferguson's continuation as a writer. ...more