World of Dawn
About the Book
The journey to find a way home continues for the boys and girls of Halton House. With Ambrose as their guide, they strike off on their next leg to seek help from the enigmatic Women of the North. At the same time, Glooscap of Sawnay, their travelling companion and now friend, is trying to find the cause of the poison tainting the Sawnay's mighty river Cootamain.
They soon find themselves in the Great Sands. Though the land may be different, they quickly realize the story of upheaval is the same. In the middle of the night, they are awoken by barks. They are led into the midst of a violent act, one in which they can't sit idly by and watch. Their decision to help propels them into a world more nightmare than reality, more death than life, and more questions than answers. To save a people from brutal slavery, the group must face their biggest test yet. Not only must they overcome their differences, but also tyranny in its most barbaric form.
With World of Dawn on the verge of irrevocable change, the group's priorities start to blur. Do they go home at the first chance? Or do they stay and help Glooscap and the Sawnay? The latter of which seems tied to the mysterious and all-powerful One Who Sees All. Finding their true selves may not be the easiest answer to their dilemma. And what's revealed makes finding a way home even more complicated.
Join them once again in the second installment of World of Dawn. A coming-of-age story in which a journey to find a way home becomes a quest to save a world.
"There's suspense on every page of this young adult adventure....Before they can find their way home from Gale's vividly imagined otherworld landscape there are relentless challenges they must face and overcome. The final pages of World of Dawn: Reveal still leave readers anxiously anticipating Book Three."
-Eileen Kernaghan, Sophie, in Shadow
About the Author
Shawn Gale writes on Canada’s West Coast. He is a graduate of the Fraser Valley Writers School, where he earned a Master’s diploma. He graduated from Humber Colleges School for Writers with a Letter of Distinction. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing at Bircham International University. He was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Creative Writing department from 2014-2017, where he earned two certificates in screenwriting. His stories have been published in anthologies and periodicals in the US and Canada. He is the author of the acclaimed, award-nominated story collection The Stories That Make Us. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed YA fantasy series World of Dawn. He is a member of Burnaby Writers Society and The Writers’ Union of Canada https://www.writersunion.ca/member/shawn-gale.