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It seemed like ages since Kate's father went off to war, and she is eager to thank him for the beautiful  German music box he sent for her birthday.  But when it starts playing a strange, new melody and Kate vanishes into thin air, Captain Edison is willing to do anything to rescue his little girl.

When the Canticle Kingdom is attacked and the queen falls deathly ill, Joann, a young blacksmith's apprentice, learns a terrible secret - the kingdom is contained entirely within a music box in another world..  With the help pf his friends, Johann races to bring aid from that other world in an effort to stop the dark power that threatens to destroy them all.

Enter a beautiful world full of magic, danger, loyalty, and bravery in
The Canticle Kingdom, and discover that even the most ordinary objects
and people might be hiding something truly wonderful inside.

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This book was refreshing because it was a magical fantasy without the clich√©. As much as I like Tolkien, it seems too many books rely upon the type of world he created. The Canticle Kingdom gives us a new perspective on fantasy that is truly unique.

Berin Stephens, Author of “The Dragon War Relic”

This was really an enjoyable read and one that I look forward to my children reading. It even made me teary, which doesn't happen to me with fantasy novels:-)

Jewel Adams, Author of “The Journey”

This is a promising beginning for an inventive new author.

Heather Justesen, “The Ball’s in Her Court”

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