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The Moon Coin
Richard Due
"The Moon Coin is a fine and adventurous read for young adults, highly recommended."--The Midwest Book Review

“The Moon Coin is middle-grade fantasy at its best! When I was a kid, I would have annihilated this book, slept with it under my pillow, and carried it with me at school.” --Sizzling Reads

"For a feel of the beginning of The Moon Coin, picture what might come into being if you took C.S. Lewis and Dr. Seuss and locked them in a room until they wrote a book together. Got that? And then Dr. Seuss gets kicked out and the whole thing takes a rather J.R.R. Tolkien turn."--V.K. Finnish, author of The Society’s Traitor, The Discoveries of Arthur Grey

Gold Medal winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award.

“Mr. Due’s world building is phenomenal. The idea of the Moon Realm, a place where nine moons orbit each other (though the natives of each moon insist that their world is a planet and the other moons orbit around it) and get close enough to touch, was completely original.” --Howling Turtle

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"So begins a beautifully descriptive, cleverly written, intricate story, full of adventure and captivating characters, who draw you into their very lives and worlds. The wider adult reading population will no doubt be entranced by the skill of the author, Richard Due. I just cannot believe that this maturity and skill with the written word comes from a debut author." --Fiction Books

“One of the things I particularly enjoyed about The Moon Coin was the way that Due does not talk down to his young readers. The book employs a rich vocabulary, giving its audience opportunities to learn new words in context. The intricately described universe of the Moon Realm is the highlight of the book.” --Agrippina Legit

“The Moon Coin, fast, furious, and immensely enjoyable, reminded me of what I love about fiction. There are surprises around every corner, and by taking the more difficult theme of division, forcible annexation and the underlying currents of coloring up the truth, Mr. Due has made The Moon Coin into a story that is deeply layered and developed as much as it is entertaining and delightful. With an extremely wide cast of characters and a heroine we can appreciate, The Moon Coin just keeps giving.” --In the Closet with a Bibliophile

“Carolyn Arcabascio’s illustrations really bring the story to life. The worlds in this story are vivid and beautifully descriptive. If you have a young reader who enjoys fantasy, loves to be lost in a good story, or just wants something new, give him or her this book.”--Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Tales, unlike stories, never lie. You see, a tale is an account of things in their due order, often divulged secretly, or as gossip. Would you like to hear one? --Lord Autumn

Uncle Ebb was so good at telling his tales of the Moon Realm that sometimes it sounded like he’d been there himself.

As children, Lily and Jasper listened raptly to his bedtime tales of a place where nine moons swirled around one another, each inhabited by strange and wondrous beings: magical lunamancers; undersea merfolk; wise birds; winged dragons; and Lily’s favorite, the heroic, leonine Rinn.

There was only one rule: don’t tell a soul.

But now, years later, Uncle Ebb is missing. Lily has learned the secret behind the tales, and soon Jasper will too. But there’s one big problem. You see, something terrible has happened in the Moon Realm. . . .

Titles Available in the Moon Realm Series
(in reading order):

The Moon Coin
(Part One, The Rinn of Barreth)

The Dragondain
(Part Two, The Rinn of Barreth)
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