Gust’s Maze

Marcia Andrade (2011)

Children’s and Young Adult   Fantasy / Sci-Fi   Fiction

Felwitt is a place like no other; battered by heavy snow, covered by dark clouds, and completely isolated as the result of a curse that has fallen upon it.
Despite the terrible ordeal, the villagers have learnt how to survive thanks to their remarkable resilience and, most of all, their mysterious and precious gold. Someone needs to break the curse!

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Felwitt is a place like no other; battered by heavy snow, covered by dark clouds, and completely isolated from the rest of the world, as a result of a curse that has fallen upon it. The dramatic events that have led to this are kept secretly hidden away, especially from the younger generation. Despite the terrible ordeal imposed upon the villagers, they have learned, over centuries, how to survive thanks to their remarkable resilience and, most of all, their mysterious and precious gold.
Felwitt, however, is not a community free from problems, in particular when it comes to its most notorious teenager, Gustav Grubbin, known as Gust. Ironically, after an unexpected encounter with the village tramp, he is the one determined to find out the truth behind the village’s bizarre weather conditions.
What Gust discovers turns out to be more than he was bargaining for. Despite his initial scepticism and scorn, Gust, with the help of his uncle, five mismatched friends, and a small chameleon embark on a fantastic journey through an enchanted maze, to overcome its five gates and reach Lord Ivanor’s castle. Here, they will try to retrieve Nana’s wand, stolen from her a long time ago when she was the protector of this once beautiful and prosperous village, and finally break the curse.

About Author

Marcia Andrade

I was born in Brazil and I have been living in England for the past 20 years. I have got three children and I work as a part-time Teaching Assistant in my local school. I have been writing children’s stories for the past 10 years. I started by writing stories for picture books, then short stories and it gradually built up to a long work of fiction. I always wanted to write a fantasy story with little, different twists where the hero would not be so “nice” or “innocent” but on the contrary, a bit naughty, with problems and try to show that even a person like that could change and be useful for a good cause and become a “hero”. In my book, when it comes to the quest itself, I did not want it to be gloomy or ugly, but beautiful and tempting. I tried to show that appearances can really be deceptive and also dangerous. The quest is not to destroy the villain himself but his legacy. Ultimately, I would like to write a children’s novel that could be fun and open-minded with a clever, enthralling plot that could also be unforgettable. I hope my book will be well received and children will be able to enjoy it and, “maybe” learn something good from it and [...]

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