Where the adventure all began...
THE AMULET: Journey to Sirok-BOOK I
WHEN TWIN SWORDS COLLIDE,an incredible power is unleashed and a new world opens. Defeating the three-headed, shape-shifting dragon is the only way for Elias to seize his treasure.
Elias is at odds with his life on his papa's farm and is forced to make a decision about his life. But something stirs in his heart. Nattymama, his mystical grandmother prepares him for a quest from his rural Hungarian village to place that is in a sliver of time in-between today and yesterday--or perhaps today and tomorrow. Elias must find Zoltan, a great sage and sorcerer. With Zoltan, Elias will be able to make sense of his unique omens that he encounters along the way--and those deep within.
During his journey he faces the powers of mysterious beings--some that he strives to understand, and some that he is forced to battle. Thanks to his magical sword and his canine friend, Cimbora, they manage to defy the Sarkany, the three-headed, shape-shifting dragon--but this is short lived.
Elias uncovers his destiny, but it is clear that his journey has only just begun.
Elias' quest is our quest, his journey our journey. You will quickly become ensnared in his grand adventure. Like Elias, you too will be the hero--and will seize the treasure that is buried deep inside.
Elias' quest is based on the truths found in lore, legend and allegory...the same truths in each of us.
Here's what they're saying:
“E.G. Kardos is a soul searcher. He writes from the head and heart, finding
true meaning in the vagaries of life.” Dean King, bestselling author of Skeletons on the Zahara
“Mr. Kardos has delved deep into his own roots, bringing rich Hungarian
folklore to life in this fascinating, action-packed tale. Yes, THE AMULET-
Journey to Sirok is a fantasy–lovers of sword and sorcery will not be
disappointed–but it is at its heart a very human story.” C.S. Marks, author of the Elfhunter trilogy
“… Swords, shape shifters, and sorcerers all confront Elias as he seeks an
answer to the most compelling question of all: who am I? Well-crafted and swiftly moving, this fantasy/adventure will easily intrigue readers.” Dr. Leila Christenbury, Commonwealth Professor of English Education, Past President of NCTE, former Co-editor
of The ALAN Review (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents)
“Elias’s quest is our quest, his journey our journey. You will quickly become
ensnared in his grand adventure as Elias tries to answer humanity’s most profound question. ‘Who am I?’” Roy Dimond author of I, Bully.