Flight of the SkyCricket
Volume 1 — The Relics of Errus by Gordon Greenhill
What if science and mythology were the same thing?
Flight of the SkyCricket
In this first volume of The Relics of Errus, Flight of the SkyCricket, three sisters—Eli, Anna, and Rose Hoover—stumble through a window in the wine cellar of an old Victorian house and find themselves in Errus, a world where natural disasters give birth to mythological creatures—some harmless, some horrific. Caught up in a quest involving impassable deserts, dangerous jungles, dark mountainous caverns, and a menagerie of dwarves, fairies, knights, and quirky scientists, they search for the mythical Well of the sea goddess Therra, which seems to be their only way home.
Trapped in a world that births fairies from windstorms and dwarves from earthquakes, everything rests on finding the lost well. That is, if it even exists. Both the pious and skeptic make their case along the way, but belief may not always be something you choose—sometimes it is something that happens to you
See an Early Review
An advance reader dishes on Flight of the SkyCricket. Hear his thoughts.
Or better yet, a very young reviewer…
“I think that the main characters eli anna and rose have an amazing adventure. And if you like percy Jackson you will most likely like the character eli anna and rose because eli anna and rose are very Very VERY brave in there adventure.” -Evie, age 8 (unredacted)
“There’s a cheeky sense of humor throughout the book which [C. S.] Lewis would probably have enjoyed… Even when it feels like Greenhill is maybe wearing the Lewis influence on his sleeve, he’s so entertaining that one doesn’t mind.” -G. Connor Salter, Review for the ECLA.
“I compared it on a few occasions while I was listening to Narnia meets His Dark Materials… I’d recommend Flight of the SkyCricket to anyone with a curious or adventurous middle-schooler in their life, especially one who likes audiobooks!” -Weatherwax Report, Review for SPFBO 6.
“A very fun and fast read/listen as a nice diversion, but also one that makes you think more than I thought it would. I started off thinking it was a young-adult fantasy book, and that still works, but there are facets that work for other genres and ages too.” -Laura Abernathy, Amazon Review
“The characters are believable, they are developed well, and for once there is a struggle that doesn’t involve simply obliterating an enemy, but a more realistic “inner” struggle. We love books that “make you think”, and our favorite genres are SF and Fantasy. What a breath of fresh air in a YA book!!” -Jeffrey D. Hyatt, Amazon Review
“It is a children’s book in the sense that Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Ender’s Game are children’s books. Children can read them and enjoy them, but there is a richness to the characters and the narrative that will engage the serious adult reader… The book presents hard questions about science, religion, and mythology, without succumbing to patronizing answers.” -Jay Matthews, Amazon Review