Ripped from his wheelchair by a massive flash flood, Allan drags himself through dense forest only to find himself surrounded by strange and ruthless creatures who are not from Earth. Allan can’t run away and has no means to defend himself. Instinct overcomes his terror and his cleverness blossoms, which is all he needs to survive the dark jungles, poisonous plants, Shadic hunters and the vile slave trader Killian Crow.
Follow Allan’s path of self-discovery, and watch him take back what he’s lost. Strange Lands is a spine tingling adventure, with exciting twists & turns. A perfect and inspiring read for 10 and up.
“Author Anderson Atlas offers an inspirational message of hope, reminding readers that our greatest limitations are the ones which we cling to in our mind. Positively uplifting moments abound within this story in which a boy, who basically believed his life was over, travels to another world where he becomes a hero. Strange Lands is an exhilarating tale full of frightening and wondrous creatures.” Literary Classics Book Reviews
~Midwest Book Review
“fantasy tour de force”
~Sonoran Arts Network
Surviving Lan Darr not only changed Allan’s life, it rocked him to his core. On Earth, he’s simply a boy in a wheelchair who got lost in the woods, but across the Hubbu connected planetary system, Allan is a hero. He must find a way back there, alone if need be.
Returning to Lan Darr might just kill him. Though he’s learned the hard way that Allan Westerfield does not die easily.
Back on Earth, Allan’s uncle and his best friend race after Allan without an inkling of how deadly Hubbu travel can be. Chaos ensues, spawning disorder, confusion and panic as the travelers end up on different worlds at different times and face extreme ecosystems, mysterious enemies and push the clock of death to the absolute breaking point.
The second book of the Heroes of Distant Planet Series cranks up the excitement, the mystery and even the humor. A perfect and inspiring story for 12 and up.
“lots of surprises in this book, ones that I didn’t see coming, and others that helped bring the story together. Beyond the shock, the adventure, and treks across the galaxy, there’s a budding romance that I found to be one of the best I’ve ever read.”
~ Valicity Garris‘s review
“excellent and exciting story. Unpredictable! A page-turner! I’d recommended the book not only for YA fans, but also everyone those who loves to read some extremely different kind of story” ~ Dilsh Wijesinghe (She’s a professional Reader and top reviewer from NetGalley)
“In an intelligent and intriguing new installment in the Heroes of Distant Planets series, Return to Lan Darr by Anderson Atlas is a book that readers will have a hard time putting down after they start reading.” ~ Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers’ Favorite
“The adventures continue and now under his own power! Atlas’s plot is exciting and fast- paced, and the new places and beings Allan encounters are marvelous indeed. After reading the first book in the series, I expected great things of Return to Lan Darr, and somehow Atlas exceeded my expectations on all fronts. Return to Lan Darr: Heroes of Distant Planets, Book 2 is most highly recommended.” Reviewed by Jack Magnus
“The author, Anderson Atlas, has taken care to weave in many lessons of bravery, ability, and graciousness, as well as courage to face adversity and overcome seemingly impossible obstacles”~ Reviewed by Deepak Menon
Lan Darr is found and is given to Jibbawk as his birthright. For a decade his rule is tolerated, but when Lan Darrians fight back, the Shadic is tested like no other. He beats back the rebels with unmatched strength and resolve, until he meets a boy from Earth.
Read this story through the eyes of Jibbawk, but be warned. It is not for the faint of heart, for the Shadics are friends of the darkest shadows.
Book 3 of the Heroes of Distant Planet Series.