Happenstance Found (Paperback)
January 2009 Indie Next List
“An unusual boy found in a lost city has become the key to a renewal of two worlds. But horrific being are stalking him, and if Hap is killed all will be lost.”
— Ellen Perry, Browsing Bison Books, Deer Lodge, MT
Master storyteller P.W. Catanese begins the "Books of Umber "trilogy with "Happenstance Found"--now available in paperback--when twelve-yearold Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Lord Umber and his companions rescue Hap, and the group sets out on dangerous and unusual missions that continue in "Dragon Games."
Hap's and Umber's journeys take them to the corrupt kingdom of Sarnica, where Umber's nemesis has acquired some dragon eggs. Umber wants to study a new magical species, but what starts as a quest for knowledge turns into a dangerous rescue operation. The deft plotting of these actionpacked, heart-stopping adventures will pique the imagination and leave readers anxious for the final installment.
About the Author
P. W. (Paul William) Catanese was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and three children. When he's not writing books, he draws cartoons and works for an advertising agency.
Interestingly, the letters in "P. W. Catanese" can be rearranged to spell "want escape?" Paul figures that's why people read books like his.