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Grayson North
Frost-Keeper of the Windy City
by Kevin M. Folliard
A totally cool urban fantasy adventure!
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This book is appropriate for ages 6 and up.
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Grayson North can't catch a break.

He's late for work, again. And it's not like he doesn't have enough troubles. His older brother Jason is cool and handsome and never makes a mistake, and his younger brother Mason is a book-smart genius. Grayson is caught in the middle, never quite good enough, and now that their parents are separated and Dad isn't around anymore, Grayson feels like he's all alone.

All that changes with Grayson inherits a silver key with copper bands. He becomes the Frost-Keeper, gaining wintery superpowers and a world of epic responsibility. Grayson must protect the City of Chicago from firey extra-dimensional monsters called Sulfurians. Disguised as humans, the Sulfurians use mesmerizing flames to control the Slynt Hotel, where Grayson's family works.

With the help of Mason and Lucy Slynt, who's determined to save her industrialist father, Grayson needs to master his powers and uncover the Sulfurians' plans. Will the trio discover the plot, break the hypnotic spell, and save the city from the return of the Great Chicago Fire before it's too late?

About the Author

Kevin M. Folliard is a writer of books for young readers, including Violet Black & the Curse of Camp Coldwater, Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery, Jimmy Chimaera & the Temple of Champions, and Matt Palmer & the Komodo Uprising. His adult fiction has been collected by The Horror Tree, Flame Tree Publishing, The Dread Machine, Dark Owl Publishing, and more. His recent publications include his novella "Tower of Raven" from Demain Publishing and his 2020 horror anthology The Misery King's Closet. Kevin currently resides in the Chicagoland area, where he enjoys his day job as an academic writing advisor and membership in the La Grange and Brookfield Writers Groups. When not writing or working, he's usually reading Stephen King, playing Tetris, or traveling the U.S.A.

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Praise for Kevin M. Folliard's work

"Great adventure, fantastical writing that keeps your interest from the very first sentence. I bought two books for my nephews and they are already reading it the second time... I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading it myself... a great book to get a young adult interested in reading."

~ David Rittof, Amazon five-star review

"Bought this book for my nephews. They always love Kevin Folliard's stories!"

~ Gregory Bourras-Chardine, Amazon five-star review

"This story kept me so engaged that I was upset when I needed to put it down to take care of other things... I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good novel who likes imaginative fiction, from the ages of middle school and up."

~ K. A. Barry, Amazon five-star review

"This novel successfully tackles big themes... with a compelling cast of characters. The plot is fast-paced and both surreal and real. It's a young adult novel that resonated with me, tho [sic] I haven't been a young adult for quite some time!"

~ Marie Anderson, Amazon five-star review

I got this for a friend's 11-year-old son because I didn't know what to get an 11-year-old boy, and he said he really liked it!... It reads easily and moves quickly while touching on a range of themes including family relationships and friendships... making choices, and being brave. Five stars!"

~ Teresa Chi, Amazon five-star review

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