An orphaned, 14-year-old boy feeling lost and lonely. A magical world desperate for a hero. An ancient evil lurking beneath the surface. This is Journey through the Advent Calendar.

About the Book

After losing his parents, Zachariah finds himself adopted by his uncle and starting a new school. One he doesn’t really understand. Spending months adapting to his new life and attempting therapy sessions, Zachariah feels lonelier than ever. Watching his old friends move on without him through social media, Zachariah accepts the hermit life with his favorite instrument, the drums. But the unexpected gift of an Advent calendar changes everything.

Zachariah is thrown into a world of unpredictable magic where he is expected to be the hero. His expert on the world of Burra Din, a feisty girl named Asha, guides him on his journey and becomes more than just a friend. From a giant serpent to a shadowy wraith, will Zachariah be able to save the world of Burra Din? Who knew Christmas could be so dangerous! Join Zachariah in revealing the ancient mysteries behind each door of his unique Advent calendar. Journey through the Advent Calendar is an epic tale with a modern twist. Readers of all ages will enjoy this beautiful story of tradition. Recommended for ages 8–14.

Specifications: Softcover, 6″ x 9″, 320 pages | $18.00

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About the Author

Rachel Browdy is a mother of three, wife, high school history teacher, and author. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in history with certification in secondary education. Rachel is happiest watching her children create grand adventures with their imaginations, traveling, spending quality time with her family, and releasing her ideas onto a page. Rachel Browdy also writes adult fiction under the pen name R. L. Dailey.

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Praise for Journey

“I cannot wait to read this with my children this Advent season! Rachel Browdy has done something truly incredible here. Not only has she written a story that will captivate the hearts and minds of fantasy-fiction lovers everywhere, she has curated an accompanying curriculum outline full of resources that will engage students to actively reflect on and grow in their faith. Beautiful, brilliant, and inspiring, Journey through the Advent Calendar will spark imagination and rekindle the feelings of hope, love, joy, and peace that the Advent season brings.”

—Amanda Skornia, Catholic Elementary Educator, St. Gertrude School, Krakow, MO

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