– President, the Independent Publishers Guild (UK)
“The story is original and very engaging. The fast-moving adventure in a new world, which sparkles with visually captivating creatures and imaginative technology, has already begun by the first line. … [The ending] is credible yet astonishing.”
– Trish Burns, Fantasy Book Review
“'Kuan’s Wonderland' is simply a tour de force. It is powerfully imaginative, with a cinematic feel sustained by strong imagery throughout. It is also full of plot surprises and layers of deeper meaning.”
– Ann Walker, Director for Education, WEA
“I enjoyed reading Kuan’s Wonderland. It is fast-paced while containing beautifully written and memorable passages. And the ending is tense, unexpected and powerful.”
– Ben Chu, The Independent newspaper
Kuan has a secret buried deep within him ever since he left China with his father. One night the ten-year old boy is snatched from home and taken to a bizarre world called Shiyan, where he is inexplicably suspected of being an enemy of the state. Threatened with torture and unable to escape, he keeps telling himself that his father will come to his rescue and all will be well again.
His hope is raised by a mysterious being called Amo, but even with her help, he runs into more obstacles, and is gradually worn down by a sequence of illusions and mind games.
Trapped in this surreal dystopia, Kuan agrees to take on three challenges from the enigmatic Chairman that could help him find his father again. Yet the more trials he endures, the more he learns about why he has been held captive. What he does next will determine the future of Shiyan and his own world. In the end he has to face up to the secret from his past and fight for more than just his life. But can he survive uncovering the truth about his father?
'Kuan’s Wonderland' is a modern fable with a psychological twist. It will transport the reader to an exquisite nightmare where nothing is quite as it seems.