Young Rupert, with an unquenchable thirst for kwledge and experience, has been raised in complete isolation from the world by his enigmatic grandparents. His life takes an extraordinary turn when a violent storm uncovers a long-concealed treasure. In the tempest's aftermath, his grandparents vanish. Completely alone, the bewildered boy seizes upon the opportunity to leave his forest home at last. Out in the wider world, Rupert encounters new friends and learns that the kingdom's beloved royal family has been slain by brutal usurpers, who w ruled with cunning and cruelty. But astonishing revelations convince Rupert that he has a pivotal role in restoring justice to the land. As Rupert and his comrades face imprisonment, bloody skirmishes, desperate conditions, and alluring yet sinister encounters, their darkest moments may reveal astonishing wonders. Unfolding events take on a deeper meaning as Rupert's mysterious gifts guide him towards the shattering truth of his identity and his destiny.
Marjorie Young is a mystically-inclined traveler, spiritual counselor, and lover of the world's myths and cultures. Her fantasy/adventure series, The Boy with Golden Eyes, had won prizes in Paris, New York, London, and Los Angeles. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington, as is a columnist for the Ballard News Tribune.