Under Central Park, The Amulet’s Secret, Book I by Diana Wurfbain
12-year-old Matt is ecstatic when a wealthy and eccentric old man adopts him. He never imagined he would live in a mansion and be treated like a prince. Alas, Matt’s plushy life ends abruptly when his father mysteriously disappears. As Matt desperately searches for clues, he plunges headfirst into a whirlwind adventure. Soon, he finds himself trapped in an underground abbey where he finds a terrifying secret with worldwide repercussions. Later, he is spirited away to a strange world, miles under the earth’s surface where he encounters a race of brutal and malignant creatures and discovers he is inextricably connected to their sinister plans. In the end Matt faces an agonizing choice: Save himself and his loved ones or save the world. Self-belief, love, friendship and the unbreakable bond of blood ties are at the heart of this enchanting and gripping saga. This book will be free to download for three days starting on 11/11/2022
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I grew up in South America and studied architecture in Germany. Growing up in Venezuela, my family endured poverty and I used my imagination and artistic ability to escape. As a child I loved listening to my mother’s stories of her childhood in Lanzarote, a magical volcanic island off the coast of Africa, and my father’s stories about growing up in an orphanage on the island of Java. I began writing ten years ago after my sister passed away. She loved writing but due to her struggles with mental health she was never able to do it. So, I felt I would write in her memory. My children’s stories are filled with thrilling adventures, spine-chilling encounters, dark secrets, magical places and all kinds of wondrous and sometimes terrifying creatures. I love illustrating my stories and after learning digital sculpting I have been modeling all my fantastical creatures in 3D and having lots of fun. I hope my characters will inspire children to pursue their passions, listen to their hearts and follow their own North stars.