Charlie's Dream

By Jamie Rowboat

First released in Australia in 2010 by way of A&A ebook Publishing Pty Ltd
ISBN 978-0-9808424-9-4
This book version:
ISBN 978-0-9870899-0-8

Charlie is seventeen and lives together with his mom and dad in a switched over barn within the English nation-state. head over heels in love with Marie, who works with him part-time on the neighborhood nursery, he has a significant motorbike twist of fate and falls right into a coma. A financial institution of apparatus within the medical institution retains his actual physique alive, yet he wakes up in a magic valley, the place he's welcomed by way of a wizard named Shamir, who lives there with an historical tribe of elves.

Charlie is one among basically humans to have survived the transition into the mystical realm in 300 years.

As Charlie matures and learns the methods of the elfin group, Shamir's sister, Gemma, who owns the nursery the place Marie and Charlie paintings, takes Marie on a parallel trip of initiation during this world.

secret, tragedy and love envelop them as they trip to Gemma's estate in Provence, the place they wish to touch Charlie during the elves that also inhabit Gemma's land. yet Charlie can basically straddle either worlds for a constrained quantity of time.

Will the elves manage to aid Charlie adequate to open the entrance to their land and his in simple terms method domestic, or will he die just like the one earlier than him?

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I have ran into royalty in that little alley and also you comprehend, they have been ready besides every body else to have a becoming. I had an immense affair with a duke's son who I met outdoor her store, and. " "Whoa, you are drifting Gemma, you misplaced me with the duke, and i have nonetheless no suggestion the place we are going. " "Sorry, it really is simply this position does it to me at any time when. it truly is wealthy with passionate stories for me. we will an analogous store in that tiny highway, simply because Michelle's granddaughter, Francine, has carried at the relatives culture. She is as each piece a grasp tailor as her grandmother and virtually as famous. " "What approximately Michelle's daughter, was once she a tailor too? " "Ah no, she wasn't," acknowledged Gemma, earlier than going quiet for a second. "Oh no, my query hasn't pointed out one other dreadful reminiscence has it? God, whilst will I ever study? " stated Marie, with fun. "You are attractive and sure it used to be one other scary time. on the other hand, it was once global conflict and pretty well everybody acquired stuck up within the horror of that one indirectly or one other. you spot, Michelle's daughter, Francine, used to be with the French resistance. in truth, she was once the top of the Partisan stream, which intended that the Nazis sought after her extra desperately than somebody else. for a very long time, they did not understand her id and had falsely assumed that she needs to be a guy to were such a success in her management of one of these small resistance strength. finally although, she used to be betrayed," stated Gemma. "Why, what occurred? " blurted out Marie, ahead of she might cease herself. "Well, one in all her such a lot relied on lieutenants used to be stuck by means of the Nazis whereas he was once trying to smuggle English pilots around the border into Switzerland. Francine knew he could by no means fall down less than their interrogation, yet they stormed his farm and grabbed his twelve-year-old daughter, who they dragged in for wondering. that they had him then, he in simple terms needed to hearken to a couple of minutes of her screaming earlier than he cracked. " "How poor, but.. " "Before you ask, they shot them either and dumped their our bodies within the river. " "Oh no, i cannot stand one other this type of stories," acknowledged Marie, with a shiver. "We're almost about there besides. All i'm going to say is they are a gorgeous relations with an extended and fascinating earlier that i've been greatly attached with," she acknowledged, because the taxi rounded a nook right into a tiny little laneway. The cobbled road had constructions on each side of it that have been so shut jointly that you can virtually leap among the home windows. Having simply heard a narrative from whilst Paris used to be below siege, Marie may perhaps simply think such determined deeds happening correct above her. She used to be pulled out of such imaginings as their taxi pulled up outdoor a small shopfront. there has been no signage of any description, apart from a tiny wood door to 1 part of the store, which had the phrases Madame Francine Boisson -Tailleur written on a brass plaque within the centre of a pink painted panel. "This is the simplest gown store in Paris," mumbled Marie, status at the pavement, looking ahead to Gemma to barter an appropriate ready fee with the taxi driving force.

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