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|Robert Stanek's forefather, the Pulitzer
prize-winning author and National Book Award recipient, Wallace
Stegner, who is thought of as the Dean of Western Writers, once
called Robert one of the most versatile and naturally talented
writers he'd ever met, Tolkien's heir. Robert's more than 250 books
of both fiction and nonfiction have been translated into 57
languages, sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide and been
published and/or distributed by nearly every major US publisher over
the past 30 years.
Robert has over 2500 titles in active worldwide distribution, in print, digital, audio, library, scholastic and foreign language editions. You'll find a preview of some of his print books here and some of his audio books here.
Robert Stanek has been a writer in his heart since he was old
enough to hold a pencil. Some say that a person's experiences
define them. Well, that goes doubly-so for writers. As a writer,
Robert Stanek draws on a deep well of experiences from his
youth, his travels in the military, and his life as a family
man. He writes in multiple genres and many of his readers follow
him across those genres. Brian Jacques told Robert Stanek once
to keep writing, just keep writing. He loved that advice and has
Robert Stanek writes books for all ages. His journey
to publication was a longer one than most people can even
imagine. He wrote novels for more than ten years before he ever
tried to get published. His big break came with a book about
publishing—only a different sort of publishing than you might
imagine. The book was about web publishing and with its
publication his career in writing began. While he wrote those
other books, he also wrote many, many stories and books for his kids.
Now he's a published author of both fiction and nonfiction. Of
that, Robert Stanek says, "It’s been a long journey, but I think
a rewarding one at the end of the day. Not only because I now
have 30 years of writing to share with the world, but because
the road traveled was one worth traveling."
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Journey Beyond the Beyond is the first Magic Lands book from
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Into the Stone Land
is the second Magic Lands book from Robert Stanek.
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
|Ray, a boy from a remote village, sets out on a journey to prove he is a man. Ray's journey is a right of passage for his people, and he must undergo many tests along the way. These tests challenge his will, his mind, his very self, and help him to grow and mature into the man he is destined to become. Join Ray on his journey to the place lost and deep and beyond!
Ray's journey to the place lost and deep was only the beginning.
His destiny has carried him beyond the beyond, and now he must
journey into the stone land--a place he is deathly afraid of, and
for good reason, for the stone land is the land of the High
Wizard. The rule of the wizard is supreme. Yet it seems fated
that Ray must meet and challenge the great wizard.
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Enter the world of Magic Lands:
1. The Story Begins | 2. The Story Continues | 3. The Truth Be Told
|The world of Doamanse has many lands, many peoples. Ray knows nothing of these lands or peoples. He only knows what he must do, what those who have gone before him have done.
|He must prove to himself and to his people that he is no longer a child, that he is a man. He must do this by undertaking the right of passage of his people.
|According to the village elder, Ray must set out at once on the journey of manhood. He warns Ray that his dark dreams may take him farther than anyone expects.
|For you see, Ray dreams of far away peoples and places--places neither he nor his people have ever seen before. And he dreams of the wizard--the high wizard of Adalayia.
|What this means for Ray, none can say. But one fact is known. Ray must first journey to the place lost and deep. The place where the bulls and slithers gather.
|"Beware lashing tail and gnashing teeth," the village elder warns Ray when he sets out, "and if Old Bull doesn't get you, the slithers surely will."
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