Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse began the story of Bran, a boy who doesn’t know a thing about himself. He was found at age 6 locked in a bank vault in the town of Dunce. He has no memory of anything before being discovered in the vault. He’s being raised by the Wilomas family, only because Mr. Wilomas worked at the bank and is forced to obey the “Finders Keepers Law.” If you find it, you have to keep it, even if “it” is a kid.
In Dunce, magic is outlawed. In The Farfield Curse Bram discovered that he had magical skills and made friends with Astara, Adi and a gnome named Polland that helped him figure out his past and how he came to be in the vault.
In this second adventure Bran finds a safe deposit box with his mother’s name on it while he is helping Mr. Wilomas clean at the bank vault. The box contains another box, which has a moon carved in it’s lid…a moon that matches Bran’s moon necklace, given to him by his mother. The odd thing is, Bran can’t get the box open, and then it begins to act very strangely, scary strange. Bran enlists the help of Astara and Adi to figure out the secret of the box, a secret that leads to more answers about his mother…and to the father he thought was dead. Dark magic threatens both Astara and Bran as opposing forces fight for possession of what the box contains.
If you remember from The Farfield Curse, Kaleb Nation was only a teenager when he wrote it. There were many similarities to Harry Potter that some readers didn’t like. In this one, Kaleb develops more of his own storytelling chops. His magical world and the characters in it take on a life of their own and he leaves most of his Harry Potter inspired ideas behind. I thought it would be fun to see where he went with the second book and I wasn’t disappointed. Kaleb is now 21…still really young for writing like this! I’m looking foward to book 3. Author: Kaleb Nation
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- Bran Hambric Official Website
- Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse Music – Composed By the Author. A lot of talent in one kid!
- Kaleb Nation Blog
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