Little Chapa does not fit in at home or in school, so when he finds himself trapped in Daeya, a dangerous world full of creatures, traps and mazes, he’s in real trouble! His new friend Davkaleon is willing to help, but when the boys discover what might be a passageway to Twierks—a forbidden place that no one dares speak of—wizards and witches hunt them at every turn.
Tetyana Butler’s Adventures of the Little Adoleeseet introduces a unique fantasy series that explores the nexus between magic and science. (One world’s science is magic in another…) The author, a mathematician and programmer by trade, has done a nice job of world building. The story blends whimsey and physics in an imaginative, entertaining fashion.
The unlikely friendship between Chapa and Davkaleon gives the novel its spine. The story focuses on their desperate gauntlet run to return Chapa to his home world. The action is creative and outrageous. I truly enjoyed this short novel, and look forward to the next installment in the series. (Five stars out of five)