In the Wishing World, dreams are real. You can transform into your own hero, find wild and whimsical friends, and wield power as great as your imagination. But Lorelei doesn’t know about any of that. All she knows is that a monster took her family.
It happened during a camping trip one year ago. Hiding inside the tent, she saw shadows, tentacles and a strange creature. By the time she got up the courage to crawl outside, the monster–and Lorelei’s mom, dad, and brother–were gone.
Lorelei is determined to find her family. When she accidentally breaks into the Wishing World, she discovers a way. It’s a land more wonderful than she could have imagined, a land of talking griffons, water princesses, and cities made of sand, where Lorelei is a Doolivanti–a wish-maker–who can write her dreams into existence.
There’s only one problem: the monster is a Doolivanti, too. What he wishes also comes true, and he’s determined to shove Lorelei out, keep her family, and make the whole Wishing World his. To save them, Lorelei must find the courage to face him, or her next wish may be her last.
The life of a 6th grader is pretty standard. You know, go to class. Do your homework. Watch a Starfield patch growing on the soccer field. Avoid the Tasting Tulip in the girl’s bathroom.
Yep. The Wishing World is leaking into Earth, and I’m the reason. It’s not like I wanted to rip a hole in the sky last year. It just…you know…happened. I thought the Wishing World would return to normal after I left, but obviously I was wrong.
That’s happening a lot lately.
Oh, and the Ink King’s back. Did I mention? Remember before, when he stole my parents and wouldn’t give them back? Now he’s stolen my best friends, turned them into creeper-deeper Doolivanti wizards, and sent them after me like a pack of wolves. I’m sorry, but where did he get the power to do that?
Yeah. I need to find that out. Like, right now. And I tried to get my friend Gruffy to help me, but no. Gruffy got captured. And Pip. And my brother. EVERYbody got captured, except me, Squeak, and our new friend, Princess Split-Personality. Okay, so she’s the Fire Princess, but she is literally two people, and you never know which one is going to pop out.
The Ink King really has the upper hand this time. I’ve got to beat him, but how do I do that with broken powers that rip the sky? All I have to help me is a riddle: Be the Loremaster. What does that even mean?
I don’t know, but I’m going to figure it out. I have to, or I’ll never see my brother or my friends again.