The Canticle Kingdom

Young Adult

By Michael Young

Publisher : Bonneville Books

ABOUT Michael Young

Michael Young
I am a writer of science fiction and fantasy.  I have two published novels: The Canticle Kingdom and The Last Archangel.
I am a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in German Teaching and a minor in Music. I live in Utah with his wife and two sons.

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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.

For “The Canticle Kingdom”, the idea came suddenly while I was working on the sales floor at Super Target in Orem, UT. I was just straightening shelves and letting my mind wander. I might have working in toys or something similar, but whatever it was, the idea of people living in a music box who needed people from the outside world just popped into my head. I can’t really explain it, but if this sort of thing happens to you, my only advice is just to act on it. Write it down and save it for later. I keep a rather long list of ideas I would like to develop some day. They may only be raw material now, but I know that if I had not preserved them, I might be missing out on something that has great potential. To sum it up, ideas are not something that can be forced. You usually find them when you are not looking for them, and when you do stumble on one, be sure to preserve it. I did and though it was a long process, it was worth every second.