Upon stepping into a dark shed in the middle of the forest, twin brothers River and Terran are transported to a remote prisoner island in the magical world of Arbore – a world crawling with strong magic, hidden snares, and rogue creatures. Using their powers to control the elements of water and earth, the boys must escape the mysterious island inhabitants and discover their way to the mainland. But if they make it off the island, what dangers await on the mainland?
River and Terran face the ultimate test: to save this otherworld – and each other. With the help of the seafarers, elves, warrior princesses, healers, and Magisters they meet along the way, our heroes endure a riveting adventure of harsh wilderness, epic battles, tangled romances, elemental sciences, spiritual encounters and hardcore survival. Like Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia, New York Times bestselling author Ben G. Greenfield’s World Leapers series is sure to entertain fantasy fans of all ages.
Ben G. Greenfield spent most of his childhood years with his nose in a book. President of the chess club, a violinist, and a complete nerd in school, he especially loved reading and writing fantasy fiction. After graduating, Ben delved into another passion: fitness. He was soon named as America’s top personal trainer and one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in wellness. He founded Ben Greenfield Fitness and the health company Kion and also penned the New York Times bestseller Beyond Training. After years of success in the health and fitness industry, Ben has returned to his love of fiction. The Forest, the first in his new fantasy series, takes its inspiration from Ben’s own twin sons, combined with his deep knowledge of survival, wilderness, adventure, intrigue, health, suspense, and a true hero’s journey. Ben resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife, Jessa, and twin boys, River and Terran, where he can be found caring for his goats, chickens, and organic vegetable garden, playing the ukulele, and writing his next fantasy tale.