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Jayben and the Star Glass: Book 2

Thomas Leeds

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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

Can one boy with no memories save the world?

Inspired by the author's unique personal experience of memory-loss comes an incredible, immersive fantasy series about a boy with no memories and a world that only he can save. Perfect for fans of Francesca Gibbons and The Land of Roar.

The second book in an incredible immersive fantasy series about a boy with no memories and a world that only he can save. Perfect for fans of Francesca Gibbons and The Land of Roar.

Jayben has realised his destiny as the Ninth Dreamer; he is the only one with the power to defeat Null, the villain who has been making everyone in the Elf World forget, but the Golden Torch has been stolen. Without it, Jayben must find another way to harness his power.

When Jayben finds a golden gemstone, he struggles to recall its significance. But a wise captain on board a great ship tells him that it's an enchanted Star Glass gemstone, which could make Jayben powerful enough to defeat Null's wickedness once and for all.

But Null is on the way to the sweltering desert of Fellooz, where there is an ancient tomb full of Star Glass gems, which will make Null three times more powerful with a single touch if held under the magical light of the impending solar eclipse.

Can Jayben beat Null to the tomb before the eclipse ... and will he harness his powers before Null wipes everyone's memories for ever?

Praise for Jayben and the Golden Torch:
'I loved this book - a triumphant and richly imagined fantasy as well as a compelling insight into life with seizures and memory loss. I can't wait to see where this story goes!' - Lee Newbery, author of The Last Firefox
'A modern classic of children's fantasy with a necessary hero' - Lizzie Huxley-Jones

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Thomas Leeds

At 19-years-old Thomas Leeds was hit by a London Black Cab. Whilst he was lucky to survive, his childhood memories did not. Unable to remember the places he loved as a child or to recognise faces, including those of his family, Thomas set about building a new life. Without knowing where his beginning was, he began adjusting to a future that included navigating the severe epilepsy that resulted from his brain injury. 11-years-later, creating an 80s playlist for his upcoming 30th, Thomas heard the first line of the Waterboys' The Whole of the Moon and his childhood memories began to emerge.

Thomas held on to those memories and with them came the seed of his debut Middle Grade novel, exploring and championing the power of memory and epilepsy. Nowadays, Thomas lives in Essex with his wife (the only face he can remember) and his two daughters.

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