Luka is 12 and his adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father slips suddenly into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him, Luka embarks on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companion, Bear (the dog) and Dog (the bear). They travel in hope of stealing the Fire of Life, an exceedingly treacherous task. Exuberant writing that will thrill children and adults alike. Trade paperback