GENRE: MG Fantasy
Liz is an 11 year old girl who accidently trapped herself, her brother, and her little sister in her imaginary world. Her sister was kidnapped and now she is on a quest to save her.
He unrolled the crisp parchment to reveal a colorful map. I quickly found the castle on one side, drawn in great detail. The flags shimmered, as if moving in a breeze. There was the main road leading to the village where small figures moved between buildings. Beyond that was the forest. A tiny lamp post glowed on the edge of the trees, and wolves roamed near a great tree. The tree I was now in.
I looked up with a gasp.
The old man laughed. “Yes, it is enchanted. But this map doesn’t just show movement, it shows change.”
As he spoke a large piece of the forest moved, pushing into a meadow. A river formed, snaking its way between the trees.
“This world is still new, still forming, and still very dependent on your imagination.”
“But I can’t control it,” I protested. “I’ve tried.”
“Maybe not consciously,” the old man said, chuckling, “but it still responds to your inner thoughts, fears, and desires. Currently the bandit’s hideout is here,” he pointed to a clearing in the heart of the forest where tiny figures were moving around.
“Then that is where we need to go,” I stated, confidence welling in me for the first time since the start of this crazy adventure.
“Yes,” the old man agreed. He rolled up the map and handed it to me. “The map will lead you there. Once you rescue your sister you must return to where you first arrived. That is where the door was torn between worlds."