An original LitRPG fantasy from one of the fathers of LitRPG. #1 bestseller in audiobooks. The unrelenting #1 LitRPG bestseller since 2012. Translated into English, German, Polish, Czech and Korean languages. The Virtual World of Barliona is a place of rest and entertainment - but not for everyone. It has become a survival arena for Daniel Mahan after he was sentenced to 8 years in its virtual jail. Mahan has been through it all: the back-breaking work in the mines, betrayal by other prisoners, and finally, the retrial which has released him into Barliona's common world. What more could one want? Mahan could have kept a low profile and enjoy relative freedom while serving the rest of his time. But being a Shaman, he can't help himself. Soon he's a clan leader, taking fifty of the continent's top players to claim the secrets of the Dark Forest.
The Secret of the forest is revealed in the first chapter when a rescue is mounted by our hero. "In the warren all of the rabbits were always frightened. Josua was the head of the warren council and he was at a loss on how they could go out and forage for food with all the dangers that have come to the forest."
Bob Shumaker was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and now lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina with his wife, Sharon and their daughter, Katy. He retired early from his sales and marketing company to focus on one of his lifelong passions: writing. He began writing at age nine, inventing short stories and plays for his family and friends, and has never lost his love of storytelling. The Secret of the Enchanted Forest is book one of The Schmooney Trilogies, a series of fantasy adventure novels for children. This is his first published novel. Watch the website www.museenterprises.net for news about his next books and other creative ventures. Have you ever had that feeling? A feeling that something is about to happen, but you dont know what? Austin Cook has that feeling. But what he is about to experience is beyond anything he would have imagined. As far back as Austin can remember he and his family have visited his uncle in Mountview, a small North Carolina town. For nature-loving Austin, its his favorite place on earth. Uncle Steve always has wild, adventurous stories to tell. He is the ideal guide for a boy who wants to go exploring in the woods and Mountview is the perfect place for Austin to learn about the wildlife that fascinates him. He loves all kinds of animals, and they have always been drawn to him. For Austin, visits to Mountview are all about hiking in the mountains, learning about nature, playing with Uncle Steves pets, listening to wonderful stories, eating on the deck with his parents and his eight-year-old sister, Katie, and drinking Vernors Ginger Ale. Then, during one seemingly ordinary trip, something extraordinary happens. It starts with some special friendships and some unusual discoveries in the woods. Then Austin begins to hear strange things, things he just cant explain. Piece by piece, he puts together a mystery. And suddenly this typical twelve-year-old boy discovers that he has an incredible gift. Come along on the adventure of a lifetime in this first book of The Schmooney Trilogies. A special boy discovers his unique gift... and it opens the way to an unknown universe.
Keelie Heartwood reluctantly joins her father in the Dread Forest, home to the elves. Except for her impossible guardian cat and a bratty little princess tree, Keelie has no one to hang with. Then she discovers a mysterious boy in the woods. Soon Keelie discovers that both humans and dark magical forces are threatening to destroy the Dread Forest.
Come with me, to the Bar-Roo Trees. A place which may- Or may not be. Meant for just your eyes to see and live within your memory. There are seven Bar-Roo Forests on earth, two are in the state of Washington, on Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. Mana planted them all. He came from the planet Anon, a planet of volcanoes. He was the hope of their world, to find a new home for the Hibble Gibbles, a race of creatures very friendly and hairy with feet that are at least 2 feet long. Mana's favorite forest was the one at Mt. St. Helens, that is where he chose to live his earth life. There is great magic in the Bar-Roo forest, everyone speaks the same language, much of the magic is more of a feeling, that the trees are listening to everything. Share the adventure of the Hibble Gibbles as they find a new home, out-smart their enemies the Giant Termites, face the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, and find out the secret of the Bar-Roo Forest.
As a survival book and guide, Secrets of the Forest shows you how to explore "the real world" and to come to know it as your home. That "real world"--whether it be forest, field, swamp, prairie, or desert--is waiting for you to return to your primordial roots. In entering this "real world," you will encounter the same kinds of wild places as the ancients who invented and practiced these skills of survival. True, the environment might now be modified by human encroachment or by alien plants that have made their way into your area, but--with some exceptions--it generally comprises the same biodiversity of flora and fauna as found in ancient times. And surviving in this "real world" will pluck the atavistic string deep inside your marrow.
In any given year, millions of people visit one or more of the 154 national forests in the United States, not to mention the hundreds of thousands who spend some time in the private forests of the nation. All of them - hikers, hunters, fishermen, campers, and canoeists - are drawn to the woods for some special reason. Yet few of them see the forest as a whole, as the web of life it truly is. Here, from New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Ketchum, is the extraordinary story of forests and the trees that comprise them.
In this first volume of his Secrets of the Forest series, nature educator Mark Warren explains how to identify and use 100 wild plants as food, medicine, and craft. He also covers "primitive" survival skills, from building a shelter, to purifying water, making tools, traps, and snares. With more than 200 original hands-on activities, the book is a step-by-step guide for teachers, scout leaders, outing clubs, and wilderness programs, and anyone interested in the outdoors and forgotten skills. Hikers who want to carry less gear and become more self-reliant by using what the forest has to offer, will find tricks in these pages to lighten their loads. Outdoor rec professionals will expand their knowledge of their natural surroundings to share with their clients. And parents who seek a closer relationship with nature for themselves and their children will learn to become active, adventurous participants in the forest, rather than just occasional visitors. Volume 2: The Art of Creating Fire and Storytelling and Ceremony Volume 3: Eye to Eye with Animals and at Play in the Wild Volume 4: The Art of Archery and Lake to Whitewater Canoeing
When Euphemia Lovesweet is kidnapped on Halloween night and taken hostage to the castle of Ann Iolate, the evil supreme witch, in the parallel dimension of the Far Land, the magic talents of Azel Goodwill and the courage of Prince Danial are tested to the limit. Tradition confronts technology in this adventure of magic and romance which also resolves the mystery of why it rains clear water from a black cloud.