Beth studied the screen, her heart pounding. This was it – the level she’d been fighting to reach for months...
A horde of angry beastmen raced towards her avatar, yelping as they leapt over the mossy rocks and logs of Tordon’s forest.
She leant forward and navigated through the dropdown menus to find the complete results.
They were already listed under ‘The Chameleon Chart’ tab.
Slowly it changed colour again, until its body matched its surroundings, blending so completely it became invisible from tail to nose.
Only its green eyes remained, as if floating in space. They looked at her briefly and winked, then disappeared too.
The view was of a small treeless courtyard, which reminded her of home – except for the evening sky.
Five enormous pink moons hung there, rather than the single one she was used to seeing.
An impressive debut!
Readers will delight at how quickly they are thrown into the action of the story... Into Tordon is a pacy, exciting read that middle-grade readers will love getting sucked into!
"Into Tordon" by Z.F. Kingbolt
Two online gamers discover there's more to life than winning as they go on an adventure that's out of this world! Discover dangerous creatures, exotic cultures, scientific impossibilities, riddles, advanced technology, challenges, friendship and tolerance in this fast-paced children’s fantasy for 8-14 year olds... Beth and Zane must face them all to survive!
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It swung towards them, using vines to move through the trees like a giant hairy octopus. With every swing it glared harder as if incensed with a ravenous hunger.
There were only more corridors, rough walls and the occasional luminescent graffiti. Had the creatures written it?
She remembered from news reports back home that the International Neptune Base Station was studying the Kuiper Belt – a stretch of fragmented rocks that orbited their whole solar system.
"An impressive debut! A pacy, exciting read!"
...says Books & Publishing reviewer Bec Kavanagh. "The narrative doesn’t falter, and middle-grade readers will delight at how quickly they are thrown into the action of the story. 'Into Tordon' is a pacy, exciting read that middle-grade readers will love getting sucked into."